Netflix begins testing Android video games for customers in Poland


Netflix is taking its subsequent step into gaming by permitting subscribers in Poland on Android to play two Stranger Issues video games, the corporate introduced Thursday.

“Beginning immediately, members in Poland can strive Netflix cell gaming on Android with two video games — Stranger Issues 1984 and Stranger Issues 3 — all as a part of their membership,” a Netflix spokesperson mentioned in an announcement. “It’s nonetheless very, very early days and we can be working laborious to ship the absolute best expertise within the months forward with our no adverts, no in-app purchases method to gaming.”

You may get an thought of the way it works in a tweet from Netflix’s Polish group. Out there video games will present up in your house feed. In the event you faucet on a recreation’s icon, you’ll be able to study extra concerning the recreation and faucet a button to obtain it, which can take you to the Google Play retailer to obtain it. It’s also possible to discover the video games your self on Google Play.

Let’s speak Netflix and gaming.

Right this moment members in Poland can strive Netflix cell gaming on Android with two video games, Stranger Issues: 1984 and Stranger Issues 3. It’s very, very early days and we’ve received a number of work to do within the months forward, however this is step one.

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 26, 2021

After the sport is downloaded, if you open it as much as try to play it, you’ll be requested to log in together with your Netflix credentials earlier than you can begin enjoying, the Netflix spokesperson advised The Verge. Because of this video games aren’t being streamed to your machine — they’re downloaded.

In July, Netflix put some large stakes within the floor about its plans for gaming, hiring a former EA and Oculus exec to guide the corporate’s gaming work and stating that its preliminary technique could be “primarily centered on video games for cell gadgets.” Video games can even be included totally free with customers’ Netflix subscriptions — which is all organising for the corporate to supply an Apple Arcade-like suite of cell video games accessible to Netflix subscribers.

This isn’t the primary time Netflix has experimented with video games. The streaming service affords interactive titles like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Minecraft: Story Mode, and Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or To not Steal. And the corporate had a number of Stranger Issues initiatives within the works with Telltale, the makers of the hit The Strolling Lifeless video games, earlier than the studio collapsed.

It’s unclear when Netflix subscribers outdoors of Poland or on totally different machine platforms might be able to do that performance.

Replace August twenty sixth, 3:40PM ET: Added that you simply’ll be requested to login to your Netflix account if you open a recreation supplied as a part of your Netflix subscription earlier than you’ll be able to play it.

Correction: The Google Play retailer is not going to load in-app if you attempt to obtain a recreation. As a substitute, you’ll taken to the Play Retailer. And you may launch video games from the Netflix app, however they received’t play inside it. We remorse the errors.