Netflix confirmed to Engadget this is the first time it has tested games in its mobile app publicly, but availability is very limited at the outset. “Starting today, members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games — Stranger Things 1984 and — all as part of their membership,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “It’s still very, very early days and we will be working hard to deliver the best possible experience in the months ahead with our no ads, no in-app purchases approach to gaming.”
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Today members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step. https://t.co/yOl44PGY0r
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 26, 2021
It’s worth noting you won’t stream these games through the cloud. When users tap the Install Now button, they’ll be taken to the Google Play Store and they can download the game to their device. You won’t be able to download the games from the Play Store by searching for them directly, Netflix said.
Netflix is looking to expand the test in the coming months, including on iOS. Given that it isn’t streaming the games, Netflix might avoid some of the cloud gaming services like , and have on Apple’s mobile devices. Those all run as web apps on iOS, rather than as ones you download from the App Store. Netflix’s approach is a little more like or .
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