Let the Games Begin: Netflix steps forward to a gaming world
The world's largest streaming platform unveils five mobile games for its android users.
World’s largest streaming platform Netflix is now officially debuting in the world of mobile games. When updating the Netflix app for Android, the user will find, as of today, a new tab or section with unusual but interesting content.
Netflix in a statement said that we love games, whether it’s physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle), or Squid Games. And we love entertaining our members. That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world.
As a result of the update, Netflix subscribers across the globe can now be able to play five mobile games, Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
The new development is a result of a years-long experiment that the video streaming company is doing to go beyond offering movies and television series and please both its investors and users with newer experiences.
It should be noted that none of these games have advertising, nor do they have in-game purchases or any other additional charges. In fact, all you need to play these games is an active Netflix subscription, plus an updated Android smartphone. All this could, however, be an introductory move as Netflix may eventually be able to use gaming as a source of generating additional revenues.
🎮📱 Let the Games Begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will start rolling out on the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.
It’s early days, but we’re excited to start bringing you exclusive games, with no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases. pic.twitter.com/ofNGF4b8At
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 2, 2021
Featured games will automatically adjust to the language set in each Netflix account. Thus, all the user has to do is open the game and enjoy it. You can pick them through the dedicated games row or games tab available on mobile devices or using from the categories drown down menu on tablets, and then download the selected games via Google Play. Once downloaded, the games will be available for access directly through the Netflix app.
To attract the masses, games on Netflix are available in as many languages as the platform has for its regular offerings. However, if you have not selected any particular language of your choice, games will default to English. Some of the Netflix games can even be played offline.
iPhone (iOS) users will have to wait a little longer. Nonetheless, according to the platform itself, the news will not be long in reaching the Apple ecosystem as well.