Netflix to release games on Android app tomorrow, iOS to follow – the streamable
Netflix is expected to release five games tomorrow on its Android app, including Stranger Things 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. Poland, Italy and Spain were the first countries to taste the games. Tomorrow’s release is global.
Let the games begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will begin rolling out to the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.
It’s just the start, 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 Geek (@NetflixGeeked) November 2, 2021
How to access Netflix games on Android
- Log in to the Netflix app
- Access Netflix games from the home page or the games tab
- Select the game you want to play
- Download the game from your device’s app store
- Play the game through the Netflix app
During his company’s Q3 earnings interview, Netflix Chief Product Officer Greg Peters raised the idea that his company might be interested in starting an in-house game development studio in plus product development projects and licensed by partners, following the company’s three-pronged approach to its original video content. “[An] capacity for internal game development, which allows us to really push the boundaries of interactive storytelling and [ask the question] “How can we relate this more closely to linear storytelling?” On the linear side. We want to develop that, and one way to accelerate that is to find the right opportunity, through acquisitions, like what we did with Night School. “
In September, Netflix acquired Night School Studios, a small studio launched by Sean Krankel and Adam Hines in 2014, Night School Studio is best known for its critically acclaimed debut game, OXENFREE. Now, future team matches will fall under the Netflix banner. Aside from interactive experiences like “You vs. Wild” and “Escape the Undertaker”, Netflix stealthily released a VR game based on its “Eden” universe earlier this year.
Peters reiterated that future acquisitions would be “opportunistic” and said: “don’t expect us to go into a buying spree,” which was supported by CFO Spencer Neumann who said: “on Based on our track record, you know we’re pretty selective… but when an opportunity arises where we’re aligned with the business, I think it’s an opportunity that we will seize.