After launching a mobile gaming service on Android, Netflix has also released its support on iOS. Starting from November 10, iPhone can also access Netflix mobile games in the app to play ad-free games without any in-app purchases and for no additional cost.
Reportedly, Netflix has also added a new “Kids Clips” feature on the app which will show short clips from existing and upcoming kids titles on the video streaming service. The new TikTok-like feature is designed for younger viewers so they can explore the kids’ catalog on the app and easily discover new content to watch. Like the ‘Fast Laugh’ feature, the new “Kids Clips” will be compiled in a dedicated section.
Netflix Games is coming to iOS! Starting tomorrow, you can access Netflix Games through the Netflix app on any mobile device, anywhere in the world. pic.twitter.com/LoHYFi4xBX
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
In compliance with App Store rules, Netflix launches mobile games on iOS
Apple does not allow cloud-gaming apps on its App Store because the company can not approve the large volume of games on the cloud-gaming service. For this reason, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Facebook Gaming, and GeForce Now launched without iOS support.
But unlike other companies, Netflix did not want to deprive over a billion iPhone users of the chance to enjoy its games catalog. So, it launched each gaming app individually on the App Store. Subscribers will have to download each gaming app from App Store or Play Store and sign-in in the gaming app with their Netflix ID. As each game is approved by App Store’s reviewer, Apple has no issue with the rival video streaming service’s mobile gaming apps.
- Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP)
- Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP)
- Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop)
- Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games)
- Teeter Up (Frosty Pop)
Just like Apple Arcade, Netflix will keep on adding new gaming apps to its dedicated row on the app and subscribers will be able to download them from their respective app stores. Bloomberg predicts that the company will eventually pivot to cloud gaming as it is more lucrative for that we will have to wait to see.