Earlier this year Netflix announced its plans to add mobile games to its service. Giving players a new way to enjoy entertainment from the subscription they already pay for.
This week the new game feature is rolling out globally to all users. After having spent the last couple of months limited to the soft launch region of Poland. This is limited to the app on Android so iOS users won’t have access for now.
But if you have an Android device then you’re essentially halfway there. The only other thing you’ll need is a Netflix membership. Netflix also isn’t limiting the games to any one plan. So whichever one you subscribe to should open access to the games.
There will be five games available to start with. Including Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.
Netflix mobile games will have their own row
The Netflix mobile games will have their very own row inside the app. So you’ll know when they pop up. If you aren’t seeing the games row yet, that’s because the feature isn’t technically live. Netflix says in a tweet it’ll go live on November 3, although it in its announcement it says users will be able to start playing games today.
If you’re browsing the app on a tablet, then you can additionally find the games from the drop down menu where you filter things by category. Games also require no additional fees, and there’s no ads. However you do have to install them onto your device. The Netflix app only serves as a portal to take you to the game for installation, as opposed to streaming like with its video content.
🎮📱 Let the Games Begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will start rolling out on the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.Advertisement
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/ofNGF4b8At
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 2, 2021
Games are available on all profiles, except for kids
Netflix is making the games available to all profiles on an account. Except for kids profiles. Parents who want to take further steps to prevent kids from playing these games will need to set up a PIN for access to adult profiles.
Games can also be played on multiple devices simultaneously on the same account. Netflix says it will even alert people if they reach a device limit. So a family who has multiple adult profiles can all enjoy a game on their own device at the same time. Even if it’s not the same game.