Netflix Games service is now available on Android, with iOS support coming soon. After months of rumors, the world’s most popular online streaming service has announced its brand new service featuring exclusive video games. In addition to offering a huge catalog of diverse movies and shows, Netflix has decided to enter the world of gaming as an alternative to Apple Arcade. Android users can access new and upcoming titles from the Netflix app on smartphones, tablets, and PC.
As part of the package, individuals can directly download and play games on their mobile devices. Keep reading to learn more about the topic.
Netflix Games Service Arrives On Mobile
As pointed earlier, Netflix Games for Android is now live! Whereas iOS support is “on the way” in one of the updates soon.
According to the official company statement, games don’t contain ads. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about additional fees or in-app purchases to unlock the feature. To those who have used Apple Arcade, this approach shouldn’t come as a surprise since Netflix’s gaming service intends to meet and exceed what’s already available in its iOS counterpart.
Furthermore, contrary to a $4.99 per month subscription fee for Apple Arcade, the games are bundled in your Netflix plan.
Although the game library is meager right now, we are sure to see it grow with time as developers get their projects ready for launch in due course.
Right now, games you can play include the following:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter Up
Since Netflix is a novice player in the gaming arena, the company is of the view that its primary aim concerns developing games that deliver “something for everyone”.
If you have the latest version of the Netflix app on your Android device, you will see the new Games tab. Here, you are free to select any of the games currently available and download them straight onto your phone to play on the go.
While parceling games inside the main app works fine on Android, we all know things can get a little complicated on iOS due to Apple’s App Store policies that require publishers to put games as separate downloads. Which route Netflix decides to take remains shrouded in mystery. Will it release a standalone app or use a web-based solution or go with streaming instead? We will surely know soon enough.