Netflix to begin rolling out games on its mobile app this week
The service behind Squid Game is getting into gaming.
Netflix has revealed it will begin offering games as part of its service, with a handful available to play on its mobile app worldwide from Wednesday (3 November).
The announcement comes following rumours earlier in the year that the streaming service was looking to get into the gaming industry.
Netflix Games will be available first on Android, with games for iOS "on the way".
🎮📱Let the Games Begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will start rolling out on the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.
It’s early days, but we’re excited to start bringing you exclusive games, with no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases. pic.twitter.com/UUV5fUUAC4
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) November 2, 2021
From Wednesday, Netflix members everywhere - including in Ireland - will be able to play the following five mobile games:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter Up
According to the streamer, all you need to play is a Netflix subscription, with the games featuring "no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases".
The games will be available on Android devices by logging into your Netflix profile.
Netflix subscribers on an Android mobile phone will see a dedicated games row and games tab where they can select any game to download.
Meanwhile, Android tablet users will see a dedicated games row or be able to select games from the categories drop-down menu to download and play.
Though some mobile games may require an internet connection, Netflix says others will be available to play offline.
"We love games, whether it's physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle) or Squid Game. And we love entertaining our members," Netflix said in a statement.
"That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world... 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.
"We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us."
Main image via Twitter/@NetflixUK