Netflix has officially announced that it will be launching its gaming service, Netflix Games, starting tomorrow. The games will be rolling out first on Android before moving to iOS in the future, according to a recent Tweet via Netflix Geeked.
🎮📱 Let the Games Begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will start rolling out on the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.
It’s early days, but we’re excited to start bringing you exclusive games, with no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases. pic.twitter.com/ofNGF4b8At
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 2, 2021
Netflix has previously announced that it would be adding games to its library as part of its Netflix gaming service, and has collaborated with several studios and parties to bring games based on its shows and movies for video game and TV fans alike to enjoy and experience. A blog post written by Mike Verdu, the Vice President of Game Development for the company, goes into detail about what games will be distributed on the platform, how they would ve accessed, and what future updates will be made available as the service grows:
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. Starting today, members everywhere can play five mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop). Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone”
He further explains that a Netflix subscription is all that is needed to play the games with no ads, fees, or in-app purchases, and they are currently downloadable via Android. Players around the world will be able to play these games with or without an Internet connection (in some cases), as well as play on multiple devices.