Netflix has started to roll out games on its mobile app. Starting November 3, Android users will be able to download and play five titles with no ads or in-app purchases.
“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,” Netflix said in a statement yesterday.
The company will add a new games tab to its official app. Users will be able to select a title from a list and download it through their device’s app store. Netflix offers five games at launch: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.
These titles will only be available on Android first, with the new functionality coming to iOS in the near future.
🎮📱 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
Netflix first revealed its gaming ambitions in July, saying it plans to focus on mobile titles and hiring former EA executive Mike Verdu as president of game development. In August, the company started to test new features in Poland, where users had a chance to play two Stranger Things titles.
Netflix is now also exploring other areas of the games industry. In September, it acquired Night School Studio, a team behind supernatural thriller Oxenfree.