It's official. Netflix launches games on mobile
Netflix has officially forayed into the world of games. The streaming giant has taken the first step in launching Netflix games on mobile. Starting November 2, members the world over can play five mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
“Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, 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,” said Mike Verdu VP, Game Development at Netflix.
A Netflix subscription is enough for an all-access pass. There are no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases. The mobile games are currently available on Android devices when subscribers log into their Netflix profile.
Members on an Android mobile phone will see a dedicated games row and games tab where you can select any game to download.
Members on an Android tablet will see a dedicated games row or be able to select games from the categories drop down menu to download and play.
“Our mobile games are available in many of the languages we offer on service, so your games will automatically default to the preference set in your Netflix profile. If your language is not yet available, games will default to English," Mike Verdu added.
Members will be able to play games on multiple mobile devices on the same account. If you hit your device limit— Netflix will 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.
These games are not available for kids. If you’ve set up a PIN to prevent kids from having access to adult profiles, that same PIN will be required in order to log in to Netflix and play the game on a device.
While some mobile games may require an internet connection, others will be available to play offline, to make those long trips and areas with bad Wi-Fi a lot more tolerable.
Just like its series, films and specials, Netflix wants to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, be it for a beginner or a lifelong gamer.