Netflix debuts its gaming plans with Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3 for Android users in Poland

Netflix debuts its gaming plans with Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3 for Android users in Poland
Netflix games aren't streamed on the app as you have to download them from the Google Play Store.Netflix
  • Netflix has started testing mobile games for users in Poland.
  • It’s starting with two Android games - Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3.
  • The games are available on the Netflix app but are downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Netflix has launched its first mobile games for users in Poland. This marks the streaming service giant’s entry into gaming, a first for the industry. The first Netflix games are based on the popular series Stranger Things, and there are two games available. It’s exclusive to users in Poland, and only for Netflix subscribers on Android devices.

The two Netflix games are Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3 which look like 8-bit games. These games will be displayed on the Netflix app but downloading them will take you to the Google Play Store to download them. You can also search for the games on the Google Play Store itself. After downloading the games, you will need to log in with your Netflix account to start playing the games, Netflix confirmed to The Verge. This essentially means that Netflix is offering these but they aren’t being streamed to your device like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Google Stadia.

Netflix did highlight three things that users get with its games - no ads, no in-app purchases, and games included with your Netflix membership. It also said in its announcement that this experiment is still in the early stages. “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,” Netflix said. There’s no word on when the games will be released in other markets.
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Netflix last month announced that it will offer games on mobile devices first, and then expand it to more devices later. The company’s expansion into gaming will initially be more experimental, and reliant on user feedback. The streaming service is also looking into gaming as a new content category, and it will build on previous similar content such as Black Mirror Bandersnatch and Stranger Things games.


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