Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile
A mere month after Netflix announced that they would be introducing games to the mobile platform, we are already starting to see this. The streaming platform just announced that Polish subscribers can now test out Netflix’s mobile gaming on Android.
This would appear to be the first test run before rolling out the feature globally. At the moment, we are not sure if the games will be tied in with the shows and Netflix originals that are on the streaming platform or if they are just fun games. After all, the two existing games currently on the platform are Stranger Things 3 and Stranger Things: 1984.
These games were already released on Android, but since then have vanished from the Play Store. Now, they will be available to Polish Netflix subscribers to play on mobile Android devices. The costs of these games are also included in the subscription fee, so there will be no additional fees to enjoy the new gaming platform feature.
Although this initial release is still minimal, Netflix did tell users that it is still very early days and that a lot of work still needs to be done. These games will be free to play and will not have any ads or in-app purchases. Access to the games will be included in your monthly subscription fee.
Netflix recently welcomed Mike Verdu to their team. He was the former chief of mobile games at EA as well as running VR and AR gaming as a Facebook Executive. He will be bringing his experience onboard and will be running Netflix’s gaming division. The goal is to get this cloud gaming service to all major mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.
It is not yet clear what Android games will be coming to the platform. We know from a previous press release that the streaming service was deciding between licensing games or developing their own. However, they have not shed more light on this, and we all know that creating your own games takes time.
Cloud gaming is becoming more popular, and new platforms keep popping up like Stadia and Amazon Luna. Netflix is now also testing the first rollout of their Android mobile gaming platform to Polish subscribers. And this, just a month after announcing this additional direction. I look forward to seeing how Netflix will grow this offering as it would be great to have a streaming and gaming platform for one subscription fee.
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