Netflix Adds Games Tomorrow On Android
No ads, microtransactions, or extra fees.
Following a period of testing, Netflix is expanding its gaming product for many more users. Beginning tomorrow, November 3, Netflix Games will launch around the world on Android, with a release for iOS to follow at some point later.
There will be five games available at launch, including Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game from developer BonusXP, as well as the sports games Shooting Hoops and Teeter Up from Frosty Pop. The card game Card Blast from Amuzo and Rogue Games is the fifth title. Netflix Games is not a streaming service, as each game must be downloaded.
"We want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone. We're in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we're excited to take you on this journey with us," Netflix's Mike Verdu said in a blog post.
Netflix Games is part of the standard Netflix subscription, so playing the games doesn't cost anything extra. There are no ads or in-app purchases, either. On Android phones and tablets, users will find a dedicated section of the app to download and play each game.
The five games are available in "many" languages, so each title will automatically default to the language preference in your Netflix profile.
Netflix Games can be played across multiple devices on the same account, though there is a limit. Netflix didn't say what the limit is, but the company will alert players to this and give them the option of signing out of a different device if need be.
Additionally, Netflix Games are not available on "kids" profiles, the company said.
Finally, Netflix said this is just the beginning for what it hopes to achieve in the games space. "We're just getting started. We're excited to continue improving our mobile gaming experience and adding to our entertainment offering in the months ahead," it said.
Netflix has not announced any plans to offer streaming games, like Microsoft and Sony do with Xbox Cloud Gaming and PlayStation Now, respectively, but anything could happen in the future.
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