Updated: Jan 6
Netflix has finally launched itself into the gaming realm. The five new games available worldwide for Android users only were launched this past Tuesday. Got an iOS device? Not to worry, a spokesperson for Netflix mentioned that further details for Apple’s iOS games will be given soon. Stranger Things fans will be happy to know that two of the games are based on Netflix’s big hit.
The line-up of games include:
"Stranger Things: 1984"
"Stranger Things 3: The Game"
The big question is, do you have to pay for these games? Not if you’re already subscribed to Netflix! Having an existing subscription means you have free access to all five games. That means no additional charges, no in-game ads, or in-app purchases either. On your mobile phone, there will be a dedicated row to the games and a tab where you can select any of the five games to download. On your tablet, it’s similar to the dedicated game row or accesses them from the categories drop-down menu to be able to download and play.
Each profile on your Netflix account can play the games which also means multiple phones/tablets can play the games at once too. Although, the games are meant for adults only and Netflix has highlighted the possible concern with children gaining access to them. Netflix’s games will not be featured on any kid's profiles. Users can also set up a PIN to ensure that children cannot use adult profiles.
As the games were released worldwide, the games are also translated into most languages Netflix has on their platform. The games should automatically default to the language of your choice and if it is not offered in that language then it defaults to English.
Netflix hasn’t announced any more games as of yet but mentions that this is just the beginning. In a recent Q2 letter to investors, they stated "We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV”. We are excited to see what new games Netflix rolls out in the future. Which one are you most excited to play?