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 attempt 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 a press release. “It’s nonetheless very, very early days and we shall be working laborious to ship the very best expertise within the months forward with our no adverts, no in-app purchases method to gaming.”

You will 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. When you faucet on a recreation’s icon, you’ll be able to be taught extra concerning the recreation and faucet a button to obtain it, which can take you to the Google Play retailer to obtain it. You can even discover the video games your self on Google Play.

Let’s discuss Netflix and gaming.

As we speak members in Poland can attempt 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 bought 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, while you open it as much as attempt to play it, you’ll be requested to log in along with your Netflix credentials earlier than you can begin taking part in, the Netflix spokesperson advised The Verge. Which means that video games aren’t being streamed to your machine — they’re downloaded.

In July, Netflix put some massive 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 can be “primarily centered on video games for cell units.” Video games may also be included without cost with customers’ Netflix subscriptions — which is all establishing 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 gives 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 Useless video games, earlier than the studio collapsed.

It’s unclear when Netflix subscribers outdoors of Poland or on totally different machine platforms could possibly do that performance.

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

Correction: The Google Play retailer won’t load in-app while you attempt to obtain a recreation. As an alternative, 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.