Netflix launches mobile games for Android users
San Francisco: As it seeks to break into the game subscription market, video streaming giant Netflix has announced it is launching its first mobile games globally, initially for Android devices.
Netflix members around the world can now play five mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo and Rogue Games) and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
“We are delighted to take our first step in bringing Netflix mobile games to the world,” said Mike Verdu, vice president of game development, in a statement.
âAll you need is a Netflix subscription – there are no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases,â added Verdu.
Members on an Android mobile phone will see a dedicated games line and games tab where you can select any game to download. Members on an Android tablet will see a dedicated line of games or be able to select games from the drop-down menu of categories to download and play.
âOur mobile games are available in many of the languages ââwe offer on the service, so your games will automatically default to the preferences set in your Netflix profile. If your language is not yet available, the games will default to English, âsaid Verdu.
Members will be able to play games on multiple mobile devices under the same account.
If you reach your device limit, we’ll let you know, and if needed, you can sign out of unused devices or remotely deactivate them on Netflix.com to free up a location, according to Verdu.
While some mobile games may require an internet connection, others will be available for playing offline, in order to make long trips and areas with poor Wi-Fi much more tolerable.
âJust like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for all levels of play and all types of players, whether you are a beginner or a longtime gamer,â said Verdu.
âAnd we’re just getting started. We’re excited to continue improving our mobile gaming experience and expanding our entertainment offering in the months to come. “
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