From Tomorrow Netflix Games Will Be Available on the iOS App
You can now both play and watch ‘Stranger Things’ on the Netflix mobile application.
Netflix is poised to release an update for iOS customers that will allow them to play Netflix Games on their Apple mobile devices, according to the company. The release comes as a result of the same upgrade that was made available for Android devices just a few days before. Both events had been anticipated since the streamer said in September that it was testing the gaming area on devices in a number of European nations, including the United Kingdom.
Users of Apple’s iOS devices will be able to play Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Card Blast, Teeter Up, and Shooting Hoops, all of which have also been made accessible for Android smartphones, starting this week. The games section will be prominently displayed on the Netflix app’s home screen, and all subscribers will be able to access and play the games for no additional charge. Netflix’s Vice President of Gaming Development, Mike Verdu, has already declared that the company has no plans to charge an additional fee or feature in-app purchases in its games. Additionally, advertisements will not interfere with your gaming experience.
The games will be available for download separately from the App Store and will later be displayed within the Netflix application. In order to participate, users merely need to authenticate their Netflix membership. Netflix Games, like the majority of Netflix’s new releases, will be made available to players all over the world, with the first games set to be released this coming Wednesday.
This is only the beginning of the streaming giant’s aim to expand into the world of mobile games, which is expected to take several years. In late September, the streamer acquired Night School Studio, a publisher known for releasing popular indie games such as Oxenfree and Afterparty in the indie gaming community. The objective is to continuously innovating the user experience and bringing in new developers to create exclusive games that are suitable for players of all skill levels.
In the years before all of this, Netflix had already dabbled in the idea of providing subscribers with a gaming experience by releasing the Black Mirror film Bandersnatch, in which the viewer could control the main character’s fate via remote control by making pre-determined decisions at critical points in the plot. Following this initial release, Netflix has published a small number of interactive specials.
The streaming giant might see its market value climb again more if this new chapter proves to be a success, and it could give other streaming services a run for their money – quite literally. Netflix has not yet announced any new titles that are in development for the Netflix Games platform. Take a look at the tweet that made the announcement below.