On Tuesday, Netflix takes the first concrete step towards offering games as part of its subscription. The streaming service will offer games for Android users via the Netflix app.
Netflix CEO Mike Verdu explains what Netflix Games will entail. Initially, the games will only come to Android and anyone can play the games from the Android app. The games will be in the overview between the films and series from 3 November and will have their own tab. Last summer, Netflix already announced that it would offer mobile games to subscribers.
If you don’t want to wait until Wednesday, you can also download the games directly from the Google Play Store and install them as a separate game. A Netflix subscription is required to play the games. However, according to Verdu, playing games costs nothing extra and there are no in-app purchases.
Netflix offers five different mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. This game library is planned to be expanded in the near future and this is “just the beginning” according to Verdu.
For now, the games can only be played if you have an Android phone or tablet. Netflix has already confirmed to The Verge that iOS support is on the way.