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Netflix has released its first slate of mobile games to all subscribers worldwide on Android and iOS.
The slate includes two Stranger Things titles — Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game — that were first launched on Android in Poland in August. Other mobile games available to subscribers are Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games) and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
Users who log on to their Netflix accounts on their mobile Android or iOS devices will see a dedicated games row where they can select games to download and play. The games will automatically switch to whichever language the user has set on their Netflix profile, though the language option will default to English if the desired language is not available yet.
The mobile games will only be available on adult Netflix profiles, so accounts that are marked as kids’ accounts will not have access to games. Parents and guardians have the option to set up a PIN number for access to the games and other content on Netflix.
“Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone,” Verdu said in a post announcing the games. “We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us.”
The five games were first launched Nov. 3 on Android and rolled out on iOS on Nov. 9.
The games announcement comes nearly four months after Netflix hired Verdu to lead its gaming expansion. Since then, Netflix has acquired an indie game developer, Night School Studio, though Netflix executives have repeatedly said the company is still in the early stages of its gaming ambitions.
“We’re creating all these amazing universes and worlds and characters and storylines, and we can attach to the passion and fandom that our members have on viewing those on the video side with game experiences and allow them to go deeper,” Netflix’s chief product officer, Greg Peters, said during the company’s third-quarter earnings interview Oct. 19. “Over time, we’ll try and bring those closer together and sort of let those two worlds more influence each other and have a more direct connection. But again, that’s something that is years in the making. … None of us know exactly what that will look like because we’ll have to sort of find our way as we go.”
Nov. 9, 10:51 a.m. PT: Updated with announcement that the games are available on iOS devices.
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