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Get the scoop on EA Play for PC, including EA Play Pro. Find out how to join to play the games in The Play List, try new EA games early, and enjoy a 10% discount on EA Desktop and Origin Store purchases.

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EA Play is a gaming membership that lets you play some of EA’s best games.

Your membership comes with perks, like: 

  • Trying brand new games for a limited time before they launch
  • Saving 10% on EA digital purchases, like full games, expansion packs, and in-game currency
  • Unlimited access to The Play List, a collection of EA’s fan-favorite games and series as well as select third-party games

Not on PC? Learn about EA Play for PlayStation and EA Play for Xbox.

EA Play for PC has two different tiers of membership: EA Play and EA Play Pro. Here are the benefits of each: 

Perk EA Play EA Play Pro Unlock exclusive rewards and members-only content Unlimited access to The Play List 10% discount on EA digital purchases Play select new games for up to 10 hours before they launch Unlimited access to our best games and brand new releases

Already a member of EA Play and want to upgrade to EA Play Pro? See how to upgrade in our article.

Want in? Awesome. Check out pricing and more information before you sign up.

If you’re a member of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC, you have EA Play for PC included with your membership. Find out more here.

Please note that you’ll need to download the EA Desktop app to use EA Play via your Xbox Game Pass membership. You won’t be able to use Origin to access the EA Play library.

What you need to know before you join

  • EA Play for PC is only available on PC, not on Mac.
  • Membership benefits are only for players who live in the regions where EA Play is available. If you join and then travel to a place where it’s not available, you can only play games from The Play List or early trials that you already downloaded and installed.
  • Games in The Play List may vary by region. Visit origin.com to see what’s available where you are.
  • Games will come in and out of EA Play as part of our evolving service. Most often we’ll remove games from both EA Play and EA Play Pro at the same time, but a game will stay available for Pro.
  • If a game is leaving EA Play, you can find the date that it’s leaving on the game details page. If you’ve added a game to your Game Library that’ll be leaving soon, you can see the date it’s being removed in your Game Library.
  • You need an internet connection for early trials. You can play some games from The Play List offline, but you’ll occasionally need to reconnect to EA Desktop or Origin to verify that you’re still a member.
  • EA Play is not a streaming service, so you’ll need to download and install the games on your computer to play them.
  • EA Play memberships don’t cross platforms, and Steam is a separate platform from EA Desktop and Origin. If you buy your membership on EA Desktop or Origin, you won’t be able to use your membership benefits or access games from The Play List on Steam, and vice versa.

EA Play memberships are charged as recurring monthly or yearly payments, depending on which plan you choose. You can cancel at any time.

EA Desktop

The EA Desktop app is currently in Beta. Find out more in our article.

  1. Launch the EA Desktop app.
  2. Click on EA Play.
  3. Click Join EA Play.
  4. Select an annual or monthly plan, then click Continue.
  5. Select or enter your payment method information.
    • You can use your credit card, PayPal, or EA Wallet to pay for EA Play.
    • If you live in Russia, you can't use a credit card for recurring payments. You can use one for standard transactions.
  6. Click Proceed to review order.
  7. Agree to the automatic renewal, then click Start membership.

Origin

  1. Click the EA Play tab at origin.com.
  2. On the EA Play page, choose whether you want to sign up for EA Play or EA Play Pro.
  3. Select a monthly or annual plan, then click Next.
  4. Select or enter your payment method information.
    • You can use your credit card, PayPal, or EA Wallet to pay for EA Play.
    • If you live in Russia, you can't use a credit card for recurring payments. You can use one for standard transactions.
  5. Click Proceed to Review Order.
  6. Click Start Membership.

Do you live in Brazil? EA Play memberships on EA Desktop and Origin are not recurring in Brazil. You can buy memberships that are stackable, so you can buy a few at a time. They’re also continuous so you won’t lose a minute of game time.

Steam

Head to the Steam Store to choose your membership today.

If you live in Brazil, your EA Play membership from the Steam Store can be recurring.

Did you buy your EA Play membership from Steam? You’ll need to reach out to Steam Support for help with account management, billing, and cancelation.

Check out our troubleshooting guide for EA Play. If you still need help, let us know.

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