- Yessica Avila
Did you know Netflix has games? Netflix (NFLX) has launched five mobile games for Android phones and tablets, as it seeks to gain a more significant share of subscribers' attention and entertainment time. According to tech blog Engadget, the gaming titles had been on limited release starting in August to subscribers in Poland, Italy and Spain... It is unfortunate the games on Netflix will only work for Android users. Netflix has not had a date set on when these games will be available for iPhone users.
The company said the games would be accessible to all Android users among Netflix's 200 million subscribers, with no advertisements, additional fees or in-app purchases necessary. Our mobile games are currently available on Android devices when you log into your 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," the company said.
The games are all available now. Some games that Netflix has put on the app are Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop). Of course, Netflix has planned on reeling the most popular game right now, Squid game. There is no release date set, but they have confirmed it will be coming out soon.
Netflix says these games are for everyone; whether a beginner or long-term gamer, there is something for everyone in these games. Multiple users can play games on the same account if the device limit is not exceeded. (This can be anywhere from one to four screens simultaneously, depending on your subscription tier.) Netflix notes that while some games will require an Internet connection, "others will be available offline," and, perhaps curiously, those games are not permitted on kids' accounts.
Many people are excited about this, while others wait for this to be available for iPhone users. Netflix has outdone itself.