Netflix has been planning to enter the gaming scene for quite some time, and their plan is finally coming to fruition. The streaming giant recently launched its gaming platform, currently available on Android devices, but what is this project all about?
Netflix’s first drop includes a total of five games—Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. In an official statement announcing their launch, the streaming giant acknowledged they’re still in the early days of this business endeavor, but they’re trying to create a great gaming experience.
“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,” reads Netflix’s statement.
At this point in time, Netflix games are only available on Android devices to users who already have a Netflix account. You can access them by opening the Netflix app on your phone or tablet and going to the Games tab.
At this point in time, games are still not available via Apple’s app store. There’s chatter about their possible launch, but Apple currently bars third-party apps from functioning as a hub for games and giving Netflix an exemption may not be in their best interest due to their budding rivalry.