Netflix’s expansion in video games begins today with five mobile games available free to all subscribers.
Netflix kicked off its new game plans by releasing a handful of games on smartphones and tablets. The games are currently only available for free to Netflix subscribers on Androida, but they are not in the Netflix app at the time of writing – users must download them individually from the Play Store.
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Two of them are more immersive games set in the Stranger Things universe and the other three are casual mobile titles. This selection emphasizes Netflix’s entry into gaming on a smaller scale. The company eventually plans to expand its game selection to all devices, including set-top boxes, web browsers and consoles.
The five Netflix games include:
- Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP) Download link
- Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP) Download link
- Shooting hoops (Frosty Pop) Download link
- Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games) Download link
- Teeter Up (Frosty Pop) Download link
We downloaded Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game, a top-down point-and-click role-playing game and isometric action RPG. These games are now exclusive to Netflix subscribers. The game recognized that I was already signed in to the Netflix app on my phone and didn’t require additional verification which was good, but it does require you to select a profile.
Game saves are also linked to individual profiles, so it is possible for multiple users to have their own different saves and progressions.
And the games are only available for adults. They cannot be played on children’s profiles.
Overall, Netflix’s gaming ambitions are still in their infancy, but it’s a good start. These games are a good pocket waste of time that can spice up any boring long commute and there are no additional fees or hardware to purchase.