Netflix Launches Its Own Games Streaming Service

Netflix has launched its own game streaming service to Android mobile users. Starting with 5 games available from launch, all are playable at no extra cost to Netflix subscribers. Although these are only available to users with adult profiles. In addition, there looks to be even more games on the way.

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Reports that Netflix was looking to expand into the video game business started back in May this year. We hadn’t heard much since, but a new press release today from the streaming giant has confirmed the start of Netflix Games’ global rollout. From today, subscribers will be able to access 5 games that can be streamed or downloaded to play offline on android phones and tablets. These are Stranger Things: 1984 (by Bonus XP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (also Bonus XP), Shooting Hoops (by Frosty Pop), Card Blast (by Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (also Frosty Pop). 

When the service is live in your territory, accessing the new service seems pretty simple. Go into the mobile app as normal, head into Netflix Games via the homepage or games tab. Next, select your game, stream or download said game through your app store. Finally, you can play through the app. However, Netflix has made clear that these games aren’t available on kids profiles. So, any PINs set up on adult profiles to prevent kids from accessing mature shows will be the same for their games. 

What’s more, Netflix says they’re “just getting started”. Not only are they “excited to continue improving [their] mobile gaming experience”, but also “adding to [their] entertainment in the months ahead”. 

Excited to start playing some Netflix games free of charge? If you’re a subscriber anyway. Let us know in the comments below!


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