Netflix Games has launched worldwide on Android, offering up five titles for people to play including two Stranger Things games, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.
Netflix has previously signaled an interest in gaming earlier this year. It subsequently announced a multiplayer action RPG for its show Kingdom, acquired Oxenfree developer Night School Studio, and revealed a time-attack roguelike for its recent movie Kate. Now, Netflix Games is available to users on the Android app.
What Do You Get with Netflix Games?
Today's launch of Netflix Games brings a total of five titles to the service that is available to current subscribers. Here is the list of games that are available at launch:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter (Up)
Notably, this means that Netflix will be the only place to play Stranger Things 3: The Game as it was delisted on other platforms earlier this year. Other games such as Teeter (Up) may be available elsewhere (such as the Google Play Store) depending on the title.
At the moment, Netflix Games is only available to users on Android, although this does also mean that Windows 11 users will be able to play them thanks to its ability to use Android apps. They can be accessed in a dedicated "Games" row within the app. Netflix is understandably concerned about letting kids hop into some of these titles (especially the super-violent stuff like Kate: Collateral Damage); as a result, these games will not be easily accessible to kids as long as you've set up parental controls.
The debut of these first five games brings some good news for those of you with a poor Internet connection: any games that don't require online components can be downloaded onto your Android device, just like many of the other offerings on the service.
You can get access to these games right now by signing up for a Netflix membership. There's surely more to come in the future -- while the next games from the company are a bit of a mystery, Netflix promises to offer a wide variety of titles in order to "[cater] to every kind of player."
What do you think of the first five Netflix games? What else would you like to see on the platform? Let us know in the comments below!