Last time we heard, Netflix plan to launch its first video games on smartphones and tablets by 2022, but its look like the streaming service announced its first venture into the sector with one of its most popular series — Stranger Things.
The company will start testing games in its Android applications. Starting today, Netflix users can access two titles, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. Although they are available only in Poland, in the coming months, it will expand to other markets and also to iOS.
Netflix writes on Twitter that the offer is still in a “very, very early” stage and “we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step.”
Video games will have their own row on the main screen of the Android application, along with the other proposals in the Netflix catalog. In the games section, the available titles will appear. And one click on respective title takes subscribers to the Google Play Store, where they can dowload the game. Once this step is completed, they can be played from the Netflix app.
An important point to note is that, although they are downloaded and installed on a smartphone or tablet, the games cannot be played outside of the Netflix application.
On the other hand, the platform indicated that Stranger Things games (and those that follow) will not include ads or in-app purchases. They will not have an extra cost either since they will be included in the Netflix subscription.