Earlier in the year we announced that Netflix was bringing games into their subscription service shortly after members in Poland, and more recently in Spain and Italy, were given early access to the new feature. While it is still early days with lots of things yet to come, the full roll out of Netflix Games is now beginning!
The new games section of Netflix has now started rolling out on Android devices with iOS to follow at a later date. To reiterate, the games on Netflix will have no ads, no in-app purchases and are included with your Netflix membership. Looking at the games available, we would also reiterate that you should expect it to be more like “Angry Birds” than “Apex Legends”. However with the streamer’s recent acquisition of Night School Studio the quality of the games could take a dramatic leap in quality.
Netflix has also clarified that they know how important child safety is to the parents, caregivers and guardians when using their service. So these games are not available on kids profiles. If you’ve set up a PIN to prevent kids from having access to adult profiles, that same PIN will be required in order to log in to Netflix and play the game on a device.
The five games available to download at launch are:
- Stranger Things: 1984 [by BonusXP]
- Stranger Things 3 [by BonusXP]
- Shooting Hoops [by Frosty Pop]
- Card Blast [by Amuzo & Rogue Games]
- Teeter Up [by Frosty Pop]
The process for playing the games on your Android device is as follows:
- Login to the Netflix app
- Access Netflix Games from the homepage or the games tab
- Select the game you want to to play
- Download the game via your device’s app store
- Play the game through the Netflix app
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