Netflix rolled out many mobile games for its members across the world. The streaming platform is “excited to take (its) first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world,” said the VP of Game Development, Mike Verdu.
The initial set of games launched by the streaming giant are for Android devices. Netflix has not yet disclosed when the games will be available for Apple devices.
The five games that came out include Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Card Blast, Shooting Hoops, and Teeter Up. The titles are completely free for Netflix subscribers, with no in-app purchases, ads, or hidden fees.
Netflix has been planning to expand its reach and enter the video gaming sector for quite a while now. The company recently bought its first video gaming company, California-based Night School Studio, best known for its title Oxenfree.
The titles are available in multiple languages, just like Netflix’s movie streaming services. So, when you play the games, it will automatically select the language set in your Netflix profile. However, if a language is unavailable, the “games will default to English.”
Netflix has openly indicated its plan to compete with popular online titles like Fortnite. According to analysts, this strategy could potentially increase Netflix subscriptions.