Netflix is starting to roll out mobile games to its subscribers on Android devices. But don’t expect any Squid Game-inspired games.
Netflix is trying to gain a bigger share of subscribers’ attention and entertainment time by debuting five mobile games for Android mobile phones and tablets. The games were announced earlier this week by the company’s VP of Game Development, Mike Verdu.
The streaming giant is bringing in two games based on its successful signature science fiction series “Stranger Things” with the release of “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3: The Game,” and three other games: Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
All five games are billed as adults-only.
The company also said that adult Android users among Netflix’s 200 million subscribers would be able to access the games for free, with no advertisements. In addition, the streaming platform will not require additional fees nor prompt in-app purchases.
“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 the blog post. “We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us.”
Subscribers using Android mobile devices will notice a new games tab from which they can now download and play any of the five games in the language set up as primary by the user on their account.
Although children’s accounts on the app will not be able to access the games, their parents or guardians can create a PIN number to unlock games for children’s accounts.
Finally, a Netflix spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that the streaming service would also “soon” bring the games to iOS.
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