Netflix Launches These Free Games To Disrupt Gaming Industry; But Free For Which Users?

Netflix Launches These Free Games To Disrupt Gaming Industry; But Free For Which Users?
Netflix Launches These Free Games To Disrupt Gaming Industry; But Free For Which Users?

The streaming giant Netflix started rolling out its first mobile games on Tuesday further pushing into a new business as it aspires to look for additional ways to gain and keep subscribers.


Netflix Game Launch

The streaming giant is launching its first games worldwide as it seeks to break into the game subscription market.

Starting from 2nd November, Netflix will roll out updates to its Netflix app on Android smartphones, now these games are available for download.

Which Games Are Available On Netflix?

Initially, five mobile games are included for Netflix subscribers.

Although, the company is promising more to come in future that too with no adverts in the game and no in-app purchases like those common in other mobile games.

Interestingly, out of the five games launching with the service, two are linked to the streaming giant’s popular Stranger Things series, the names are listed below. 

  1. Stranger Things: 1984
  2. Stranger Things 3: The Game
  3. Teeter Up
  4. Card Blast
  5. Shooting Hoops

A New Beginning For Netflix

Netflix  said, “While this is just the beginning of a long journey, we’re excited to provide a gaming experience that is differentiated from what is available today – exclusive mobile games with no ads, no in-app payments, included with your Netflix membership,”.

Initially, these games have relatively simple graphics and casual gameplay.

So, Netflix explained that it is in very early stages, but plans to eventually create games “for every kind of player”.

The company’s head of game development, Mike Verdu wrote, “Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch, or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favourite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone,”.

Soon For Apple

According to Netflix , this week’s release is only for Android phones and tablets .

These games would come to iOS devices “in the coming months”.

So far, Microsoft has become the dominant figure in the game subscription market to date despite the delay in reaching Apple customers.

As we know, its Xbox Game Pass service includes most of Microsoft’s own game studio releases on the day they go on sale.

Most of them can be played on an Xbox, a gaming computer, or streamed over the internet to phones and tablets.

Tens of millions of subscribers are estimated to pay between £7.99 and £10.99 a month, depending on the features they need.

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