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You Can Finally Play Video Games On Netflix

After announcing plans to offer a gaming service alongside its popular movie and television series catalog back in July, Netflix has finally started rolling out video games.

Netflix announced back in July that it would be producing video games that users could access through its platform. It seems like a logical next step for the streaming giant, especially considering the success of platforms like Xbox Game Pass. While at the time, many wondered what this would look like on the platform itself, Netflix has finally unveiled its first few games.

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As of November 3, 2021, the streaming giant has started letting players have access to a handful of games through their Netflix accounts. Currently, the games on offer are only available on Android devices and cannot be used with a remote controller. The current offerings are all touch-screen-based mobile games, similar to many already available for mobile devices.

The Games

The games themselves are all available for free to existing subscribers and will not feature any ads if played through the Netflix app.

The five games available to play currently are:

  • Stranger Things: 1984
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game
  • Card Blast
  • Teeter Up
  • Shooting Hoops
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You may notice that two of these titles link to one of the company’s most successful series: Stranger Things. Fans of popular shows on streaming services may be hopeful that future games may follow a similar pattern, with the company creating original content based on its existing IPs.

The company has also stated that this is only the very early stages of their foray into gaming. More games will be arriving over the coming months that “cater [to] every kind of player”.