Want to play Netflix games? How to find and download them
(Pocket-lint) – Netflix has been testing mobile gaming in select markets, and now, it is launching its first games worldwide.
“Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your u stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone”, Netflix has announced. “We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience”.
Currently, Netflix hasn’t announced any plans to monetise its games. They are free to download on your device, and they are free of advertising. The company likely sees games as a way of growing and maintaining subscribers. Curious to try them? Well, here is everything you need to know about “Netflix Games”.
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When can you try Netflix games?
Netflix is currently rolling out a software update to its Netflix app on Android smartphones. The update includes mobile games you can download and play.
Netflix said an update is planned for iOS users, too.
Where are Netflix games available?
Netflix announced on 2 November 2021 that it has expanded its gaming service to over 190 countries, including the US and Canada. Netflix said its mobile games are available in many languages and that the games will automatically default to the preference set in your Netflix profile.
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
Which Netflix games can you play?
To begin with, five mobile games are included for Netflix subscribers:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Card Blast
- Teeter Up
- Shooting Hoops
Netflix has promised more games are in the works.
How to find and download Netflix games
Netflix mobile games are currently only available on Android devices when you log into your Netflix profile.
When you open the latest version of the Netflix mobile app on your phone, you will see a new games row and games tab where you can select any game to download. On Android tablets, you will see a new games row or be able to select games from the categories drop-down menu to download and play.
After selecting a title, you will be directed to the Google Play Store to install the games. However, to sign in and play the game, a Netflix membership is required. After downloading the games, they are available to play at any time. You just tap-to-play them within the Netflix app or on the home screen of your Android device. You can play games on multiple mobile devices on the same account. But there is a device limit. Netflix will let you know if you hit it.
Do Netflix games cost anything?
To play Netflix games, you need a Netflix subscription (starts at $9 in the US). There are no in-app purchases – something common in other mobile games.
Do Netflix games have ads?
No. Like Netflix itself, there are no adverts in the games.
Are Netflix games child-friendly?
No. Interestingly, the first slate of Netflix games is for adults only. “These games are not available on kids profiles”, Netflix has warned. “If you’ve set up a PIN to prevent kids from having access to adult profiles, that same PIN will be required in order to log in to Netflix and play the game on a device”.
Do Netflix games require internet to play?
Some of the mobile games may require an internet connection to play, but others are available offline. (You need internet to download the games, obviously.)
Want to know more?
Check out Netflix’s announcement blog post for more details.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .