Netflix is foraying into the world of gaming with the launch of Netflix Games, a new subscription gaming service that will be available to Android and iOS users.
The service, launched on Tuesday (Nov. 2) aims to give mobile gamers a new experience devoid of ads and In-app purchases. Existing Netflix subscribers will have access to the games at no extra cost and will also be able to play the games on multiple mobile devices on the same account.
“We love games, whether it’s physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle) or Squid Game. And we love entertaining our members. That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world.”
Users will be able to choose from one of five games available: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.
“We want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone. We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us.”
Netflix has been developing its mobile games feature for a while now, testing the service in Poland, Spain, and Italy. Right now, only Android devices can take advantage of the gaming offerings, but Netflix confirms iOS support is on the way.
Netflix said the games will automatically default to the preferred language set on your Netflix profile, and will default to English if your language is not yet available.
“Just like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong gamer,” Netflix said in their blog post.
“And we’re just getting started. We’re excited to continue improving our mobile gaming experience and adding to our entertainment offering in the months ahead.”
While some games will require an internet connection, others will be available to play offline in an effort for Netflix to “make those long trips and areas with bad Wi-Fi a lot more tolerable.”