Netflix has announced that its mobile game will be available to iOS users — a clear move after initially bringing the title to Android. With this update, users on iOS devices will be able to play games – as well as watch movies and TV shows through the Netflix app. These games will not feature any ads or extras, but users will need to subscribe to Netflix to experience these games on their iPhone or iPad. The initial list of games provided by Netflix is for adults only and cannot be accessed through a children’s profile. If you set up a PIN to prevent kids from accessing your adult profile, young users will also be unable to play any available games on the device.
On Tuesday, Netflix announced the launch of mobile games for its members on iPhone and iPad.The update will be available to users starting Wednesday, the company said. Say.
Netflix Games is coming to iOS soon! Starting tomorrow, you can access Netflix Games from anywhere in the world from the Netflix app on any mobile device. pic.twitter.com/LoHYFi4xBX
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
Netflix initially brought five games to mobile users, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game from BonusXP, Shooting Hoops and Teeter Up from Frosty Pop, and Card Blast from Amuzo & Rogue Games.
Notably, this new announcement comes a week after Netflix rolled out the mobile game to its Android users. On Android, users can download available games through Google Play and play them directly through the Netflix app by going to a dedicated game row or game tab. On the other hand, iOS users will be able to download games through the App Store.
Netflix’s interest in the growing world of gaming isn’t new, as it officially announced plans to start offering games in its July quarterly earnings. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based company also hired Mike Verdu as its vice president of game development earlier this year to kickstart the initiatives. Verdu is a former Facebook executive who works with developers to build its augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content. He has also worked with gaming companies including Electronic Arts and Zynga in the past.
Initially, Netflix tested five early mobile games in select European markets after acquiring video game developer Night School Studio in September. The video streaming platform has also worked with indie game studios including BonusXP for some time.
Since games started out primarily to please adults, Netflix has also recently started testing a TikTok-like feature called “Kids Clip” to appeal to younger audiences on the platform. The new product, which first appeared in Netflix’s iOS app for some users, lets kids watch short clips horizontally. Unlike the existing Fast Laughs, you can watch short videos vertically on your mobile device.