After announcing plans to offer a gaming service alongside its popular catalogue of movie and television series back in July, Netflix has finally started rolling out video games.
Netflix announced they would be producing video games that their users could access through their platform back in July. 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 their first few games.
As of the 3rd November 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 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
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 the streaming services may be hopeful that future games may follow a similar pattern, with the company creating original content based on its existing IP’s.
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”.