Netflix Games on every device soon

Emre Çitak
Oct 23, 2023
Updated • Oct 23, 2023

Netflix, the streaming giant that has transformed the way we watch movies and TV shows, is now setting its sights on the world of gaming. After introducing games on mobile devices in 2021, Netflix is now taking a significant step further by making games available on a wider range of platforms, including smart TVs, smart devices, and personal computers.

This expansion is part of Netflix's strategy to enhance its offerings and keep subscribers engaged as streaming fees continue to rise.

Mike Verdu, Netflix's vice president for games, has said this about the launch of the Netflix Games in a blog post:

"While we’re still very early in our games journey, we’re excited to bring joy to members with games. We look forward to hearing feedback from our beta testers and sharing more as we continue on the road ahead".

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Netflix Games in multiple devices will be available for select users soon - Image courtesy of Netflix

Netflix Games is set to launch its beta soon

Netflix's foray into gaming started with a limited beta trial that initially targeted Canadian and U.K. subscribers in August. The trial has now reached the shores of the U.S., further expanding the company's gaming ambitions.

The move into gaming is not only an exciting development for existing Netflix subscribers but also a strategic move to attract new users who are passionate about gaming.

How to play Netflix Games

For Netflix subscribers who are eager to dive into the gaming world, the process is simple. If you have a smartphone, you can play Netflix Games for free as part of your subscription.

Those invited to the limited beta trial of Netflix Games can enjoy gaming on a variety of devices, including:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • LG and Samsung Smart TVs
  • Roku devices
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Walmart ONN

Your smartphone becomes your controller for TV games, while for games played on via PCs and Macs, you can use a keyboard and a mouse.

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Users soo will be able to access Netflix Games from their smart TVs

What are the available games?

During the limited beta trial, Netflix is offering two games. One is "Oxenfree," an interactive story game developed by Night School Studio, which Netflix acquired in September 2021.

The other is "Molehew’s Mining Adventure," described as a "gem-mining arcade game".

In addition to these games, Netflix has been steadily building a library of games available on mobile devices, featuring titles like "Solitaire," "Cut the Rope," "LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed," and games based on popular series like "Stranger Things’’.

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Netflix is also keen on expanding its gaming offerings and has ambitious plans, including a game based on the hit series "Squid Game". The company is also exploring the possibility of creating games based on its original shows, such as "Extraction" and "Black Mirror".

Furthermore, there are discussions about a Netflix game inspired by the beloved "Grand Theft Auto" franchise.

Featured image credit: Netflix.


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