Netflix Gaming, or more specifically, the mobile gaming segment of the streaming giant, now has three additional games. Moreover, the service is gradually expanding to more regions.
A selection of exclusive game titles is now part of the Netflix Mobile Gaming segment. As indicated earlier this year, all the games will be completely ad-free and buyers will not have to pay to unlock any in-game items.
Netflix still does not have a game streaming service and its mobile gaming segment has games listed in Android App Store:
All-you-can-consume content provider platform Netflix recently entered the gaming arena. Although the space is currently dominated by companies such as Microsoft, NIVIDIA Google, and Sony, Netflix is hopeful of a slice.
The streaming giant’s first games are based on the popular series it streams to millions of subscribers: Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. These aren’t high-resolution games with immersive graphics. Instead, the first three games had visuals like the old 8-bit games, presumably to evoke a feeling of nostalgia.
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Incidentally, Netflix is not offering a remotely hosted game streaming service. The company is promoting the games and the service inside its streaming apps.
Clicking on the titles whisks users to the Google Android Play Store. Simply put, Netflix is advertising game titles that are available as Android games in the official app store that Google offers.
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All the games that Netflix offers will need Netflix account login credentials for access. The biggest advantage of downloading and playing games that Netflix offers could be the in-game experience.
The ubiquity of a Netflix account or easy access to a Netflix subscription includes the games, make game purchases kind of redundant. Moreover, there are no ads, no in-app purchases, and all games are included with a Netflix membership.
Netflix adds three new games and expands the mobile gaming segment to two new regions:
Apart from the games based on Stranger Things, Netflix has reportedly added three new games to the mobile gaming segment. Additionally, all the games are now available in Spain, Italy, and Poland. The company had been trialing the service in Poland.
The new games that Netflix is offering are as follows:
- Shooting Hoops
- Teeter Up
- Card Blast
As evident from the names, these aren’t exactly ground-breaking or innovative. There are thousands of similar games available for free in the Google Play Store. However, Android smartphone users could appreciate an ad-free experience with no need to purchase any additional items.
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As evident from above, Netflix Mobile Gaming is currently available only for Android smartphone users. The company has previously indicated that it will gradually start offering games for the iOS iPhone as well. However, Apple Inc. App Store policies and the ‘Apple Tax’ could be slowing down the rollout.