The games will appear alongside the current fare as a new programming genre - similar to what Netflix did with documentaries or stand-up specials.
Netflix has kicked off its plan to bring mobile games to its users all around the world, with the launch of five new gaming titles.
Starting today, Novermber 2, subscribers everywhere may play five mobile games: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
These games will be available to Netflix users on Android devices and will not work like regular Netflix shows on the app. Clicking on any of the gaming titles will redirect users to the Google Play Store, from where they can download and install the games. Once installed, the games can be accessed through the Netflix app. However, Netflix will still redirect users to the gaming app, and not run it within its own Android app like any of the shows one watches on Netflix.
The mobile games are available in many of the languages Netflix offers on service, so the games will automatically default to the preference set in the user’s Netflix profile.
Members will be able to play games on multiple mobile devices on the same account. These games are not available on kids profiles. If users have set up a PIN to prevent kids from having access to adult profiles, that same PIN will be required in order to log in to Netflix and play the game on a device.
While some mobile games may require an internet connection, others will be available to play offline.