Last month, Netflix confirmed that is planning to introduce game streaming to its service as early as next year. It also revealed that will start with mobile games first. Yesterday, Netflix Gaming has debut in Poland with two Stranger Things mobile games.
Netflix Mobile Gaming launched in Poland with two Stranger Things games
However, the service is only available on Android devices for now and includes two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. The games will appear under a new tab in the Netflix mobile app as seen in the image above. From the screenshot attached to the announcement, users will have to install these games to play and not stream them.
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Today members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step. https://t.co/yOl44PGY0r
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 26, 2021
When you tap on the install button, it opens up the Google Play Store within the app. Once the download is complete, you will be able to play the game from within the Netflix app only as the games won’t appear in your app drawer.
If you are not impressed, remember that this isn’t game streaming but just a way to access mobile games made for popular Netflix shows, the streaming service said “it’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead,”.
What Netflix is offering now is a way to play games tied to its shows at no extra price. Stranger Things 3 is available on the Nintendo Switch but for $9.99. Netflix subscribers will be able to play the game for free with no ads and no in-app purchases.
It is too early to write off the service as this is just a test run. We expect Netflix has big plans in the pipeline and a true game streaming experience awaits users.