Netflix has announced the launch of its mobile game for iOS users – an obvious move after initially launching the game title on Android. With the update, iOS device users can play games – as well as watch movies and TV shows via the Netflix app. The game doesn’t come with any promotions or additional fees, although users will need to subscribe to Netflix to experience the experience on their iPhone or iPad.
The initial list of games available through Netflix is restricted to adults and not available through child profiles. If you set a PIN to prevent young children from accessing your adult account, young users will not be able to play any games available on the device.
On Tuesday, Netflix announced the launch of the mobile game for its iPhone and iPad members. The update will be available to enterprise users starting Wednesday Said.
Netflix initially introduced five games for mobile users, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: Games from BonusXP, Shooting Hoops from Frosty Pop and Titter Up, and Card Blast from Amuzo and Rogue Games.
The new announcement comes just a week after Netflix released the mobile game for its Android users. On Android, users can download games available through Google Play and play them directly from the Netflix app by going to the Dedicated Game Row or the Games tab. On the other hand, iOS users can download games through the App Store.
Netflix’s interest in the growing world of gaming is nothing new as it was officially announced in July that it will be offering games during its quarterly earnings. The Los Gatos, California company hired Mike Verdu as vice president of the game development unit earlier this year to kickstart the program.
Verdu is a former Facebook CEO who worked with developers to create his content for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). He previously worked for Electronic Arts and Zinga games.
As a result of its acquisition of video game developer Night School Studios in September, Netflix initially tested the first five mobile games in select European markets. The video streaming platform has been working with Indy Games Studio with BonusXP for some time.
Initially, the game will be very popular with adults. Netflix recently introduced a TikTok-like feature called “Kids Clip” to attract a younger audience to the platform.
The new offering first appeared on the Netflix iOS app and lets kids watch short videos horizontally. This is in contrast to the current Fast Laughs, which gives you short videos to watch vertically on mobile devices.