Code found in Netflix’s app indicates that the streaming service also wants to make its games playable on TV. Customers could then use their phone as a controller. Netflix is not commenting on the find.
Developer Steve Moser found a string in the app, saying “A game on your TV needs a controller. Do you want to use this phone as a controller?” Netflix games now only work directly on smartphones, but not on TVs. Companies often prepare their apps for new functions early by integrating the menus hidden in the app.
Netflix is not commenting on the find, but has said before that it wants to make its games playable on more devices. Netflix sees games in its service as an addition to the series and films that are already on it, in order to bind customers more to its service. Forty games will be released on Netflix this year.