Netflix launched its highly anticipated venture into gaming today. At this stage, Netflix Gaming will only be available on Android devices worldwide, with iOS users awaiting an update in the coming months.
Five games will be available at launch: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.
Netflix’s Mike Verdu said on his company blog, “We want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone. We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us.”
Netflix Gaming is included with all Netflix Subscriptions, so you don’t have to pay extra for it. There are also no ads or in-app purchases in the app. Instead, the library of games is available in a specific section where users can download and enjoy their favorite games.
There are some games that may require an internet connection, but there will also be those that can be played offline, making long trips and locations with poor Wi-Fi zones a lot less problematic. Members will also be able to play games on multiple mobile devices on the same account until they reach their device limit.
Netflix says the five games can be played in “many” languages and will automatically default to the language preference you set in your profile. Games will not be available in the “Kids” profile, and there is a limit on how many users are allowed to play at once – similar to Netflix.