Netflix launches gaming service exclusively on Android, but iOS support is ‘on the way’

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After hearing the grumbling about Netlifx working on its gaming service last summer, the media giant is officially jumping into the space with its top five mobile games. And as expected – with Apple App Store restrictions – Netflix had to launch the game service without iOS support but the company says it’s “on the way”.

Mike Verdu, Netflix Vice President of Game Development, shared the big news in today’s blog post:

We like games, whether they are physical games (The word is lavamind games (Circle) or squid game😉. We love to entertain our members. That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in bringing Netflix mobile games to the world. Starting today, members everywhere can play five mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP)Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP)Do you have any other information about this event? (frosty bob)card blast (fun and rogue games)And And swinging (frosty bob). Whether you’re craving a casual game that you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you delve into your favorite stories, we want to start building a game library that offers something for everyone. We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re thrilled to take you on this journey with us.

It’s no surprise that Apple has banned gaming services by Microsoft, Facebook and Google from entering the App Store, but Netflix’s press release confirmed that the launch of its Android-only gaming service.

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Our mobile games are currently available on Android devices when logged into your Netflix profile:

  • Members on their Android mobile will see a row dedicated to games and a games tab where you can select any game to download.
  • Members on their Android tablet will see a row dedicated to games or they will be able to select games from a drop-down list of categories to download and play.

Netflix notes that some of its games are available offline, but not all. Also, games are currently not available when using a kids profile.

Netflix also says it is creating a variety of titles for its service:

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Just like series, movies, and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and for every type of player, whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong gamer.

We have just started. We are excited to continue improving our mobile gaming experience and add to our entertainment offering in the coming months.

Interestingly, in the official press release, iOS support was not mentioned in the work. But the official Netflix Geeked Twitter account says it’s “on the way.” Time will tell if that happened or in what capacity it did.

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