Netflix has expanded into the mobile gaming market, with titles joining the service at no additional cost to existing Netflix subscribers. As a result, the likes of Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass face new competition from a company that also offers hundreds of films and TV shows on demand.
Some of you may find yourself questioning Netflix on this one and wondering whether the TV and film streaming service has any business entering the mobile games market. However, it makes sense, especially since there’s already a couple of Stranger Things mobile games out there. Netflix has also participated in crossover events with the likes of Fortnite, Rocket League, Dead By Daylight, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross.
Meanwhile, the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch features interactive elements that showcase the company’s interest in engaging experiences. There are also numerous children’s programmes like Puss In Book that share these features. Entering the games market feels like a natural step.
“We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV,” Netflix says. “We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering, and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.”
🎮📱 Let the Games Begin📱🎮
Tomorrow, Netflix Games will start rolling out on the Netflix mobile app. First on Android, with iOS on the way.
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
When are mobile games coming to Netflix?
They are already here, for Android users at least. While there is no iOS release date yet, rest assured that the service is coming to iPhones in the future.
What Netflix mobile games are available?
Currently, these are the games available on the service:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter up
How do I install Netflix mobile games?
Unfortunately, installing Netflix mobile games isn’t as simple as just logging into the app and picking which title you want. However, it’s not a complicated process, just follow these steps:
- Login to the Netflix app
- From the home page select the Netflix games tab
- Choose the game you want to play
- Head to Google Play
- Download the game through the app store
- Head back to the Netflix app
- Enjoy your game
Since you’re here, why not check out our picks for the best mobile RPGs or the best location-based games on mobile – get out there and enjoy the nice weather. Alternatively, we have guides on the best Android games and the best iOS games for a wider variety of titles.