Netflix Gaming is now available in France. The streaming giant allows you to play a list of 5 mobile video games, including 2 titles inspired by Stranger Things.
Price of the offer, smartphones compatible with the service, list of the first available games…We tell you everything you need to know.
Netflix has just announced the arrival of its first mobile games in France. After several months of testing and availability limited to a handful of countries, Netflix Gaming is available to all French subscribers since Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
Note that the games have not yet appeared among all users in the country. However, the deployment of the novelty is underway in France.
This new feature is open to all packages, whether you’ve opted for the standard subscription or the premium subscription with 4K included, at no extra cost.
“There are no ads, no extra charges, no built-in purchases” promises the streaming leader. That’s pretty rare for 100% free mobile games.
WHICH DEVICES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH NETFLIX GAMING?
Initially, Netflix Gaming is limited to Android smartphones and tablets. Subscribers using an Android smartphone will see a section dedicated to games and a tab dedicated to downloadable titles.
On tablets, this tab is replaced by the Categories drop-down menu, where available games will appear.
If you watch movies and series from the Netflix catalog on PC or iOS device (iPad, iPhone), you will have to be a little patient. “iOS is coming…” Netflix says.
The fault of Apple, which prevents developers from hosting both games in their own applications. As a result, Netflix will have to offer its own directly on the App Store.
WHAT ARE THE FIRST 5 GAMES AVAILABLE WITH NETFLIX GAMING?
For starters, Netflix is making a total of 5 video games available. Not surprisingly, some of the mobile games are inspired by one of the streaming platform’s hit series, Stranger Things.
Here’s the list of the 5 games available today in the Netflix Android app :
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter Up
As the title suggests, the first two games are inspired by Stranger Things. In Stranger Things: 1984, subscribers can play as one of the 12 characters from the cult series and battle a horde of monsters from the upside-down world.
Note that the game has been available since 2019, and you don’t need a Netflix subscription to pick it up on the Play Store (the others don’t).
More cerebral, Stranger Things 3: The Game will delight fans of puzzles and brainteasers.
Netflix also offers three original games, not related to a series in its catalog. Shooting Hoops is a rather basic basketball game that challenges subscribers to shoot balls into a basket with darts.
Card Blast is a poker game mixed with a card puzzle game. Finally, Teeter Up is a simple game where you have to slide a ball into a hole by moving certain elements.
Obviously, Netflix does not intend to stop there. The streaming giant is committed to expanding the catalog of mobile games available on its platform in the coming months and years.
“We want to build a library of games that meets the desires of each and every one of you. This is the beginning for us of a great gaming experience” says Netflix, whose ambitions are not limited to mobile gaming.
It is indeed whispered that the number 1 of VOD would seek to launch games on other platforms.
HOW TO TEST THE 5 VIDEO GAMES OF NETFLIX GAMING?
To test the 5 mobile games developed by Netflix, bring your smartphone or your Android tablet. To get access to the games section, we invite you to install the latest update of the application on your device.
We explain how to test the 5 games as soon as the option is available on your device:
- Open the Netflix Android application
- Go to the Netflix Games section from the app’s homepage or the Games tab
- Choose the game you want to play
- The Netflix app will relay you to the Google Play Store
- Install the game via the Play Store
- Play the game directly within the Netflix app
SECURITY AND PARENTAL CONTROLS
The streaming giant clarifies that mobile video games are not offered to Youth accounts intended for children.
“If you have set up a PIN to prevent children from accessing adult profiles, you will need to use it in order to log into Netflix and play” the company warns.
To access the games, it is easier to go through an adult account, without parental controls.
INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED?
Finally, some of the games require an Internet connection to operate. This is the case of the 2 Stranger Things games that have just arrived in the catalog.
What do you think of this new foray of Netflix into the world of video games? We’re waiting for your opinion in the comments.