Netflix has finally debuted its mobile gaming service with 5 games, worldwide. Currently, subscribers can enjoy the games on Android smartphones and tablets at no additional cost. Official Twitter Netflix Geeked account confirms that the support for mobile games is coming to iOS soon.
The company began testing mobile gaming in Poland in August. Initially, it was expected that Netflix mobile games will not be available on iOS devices because Apple does not allow cloud gaming on its App Store. Apple argues that hundreds of games on cloud service are not approved by App Store reviewers which could jeopardize users’ privacy and security. But Netflix mobile games are not cloud-based games; subscribers will have to download the apps from the respective app stores to play them on the Netflix app.
We love games, whether it’s physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle) or Squid Game😉. 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.
🎮📱 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
Here is everything you need to know about Netflix mobile games
The company has begun its venture into mobile gaming with five titles, but its games library will expand over time to offer something for everyone. Available globally, some of the mobile games require an internet connection and some can be played offline.
- Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP)
- Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP)
- Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop)
- Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games)
- Teeter Up (Frosty Pop)
To get started, users only need a Netflix subscription to play ads-free games with no in-app purchases. That means there is no additional cost. However, the games are exclusively available on Android devices. So, subscribers will have to log in to their accounts on an Android smartphone or tablet to download and play the game they like housed in a dedicated games tab and row.
Just like its video streaming content, Netflix mobile games are available on every account. Subscribers can play games on different devices on the same account. “If you hit your device limit— we’ll let you know and, if needed, you can sign out of devices not in use or deactivate them remotely on Netflix.com to free up a slot.”
However, the games are not available on kids’ profiles. Parents or guardians can set a pin for the accounts to prevent them from accessing adult games. Starting today, members can indulge in a mobile gaming experience.
Just like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong gamer.
And 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.
So what are you waiting for? Let the games begin 🎮📱.