Attention Gamers! Your favorite movie streaming giant is venturing into uncharted territories. Imagine playing games right from your Netflix account on your TV or computer. Yes, it’s happening!
Move over, regular movie nights! Netflix is on a mission to redefine your entertainment experience by integrating games into its colossal ecosystem. While the early phase of Netflix gaming was exclusive to iOS and Android users, the recent expansion sees them flirting with smart TVs and computer browsers.
Netflix's gaming vision is grand, as stated by Mike Verdu, their Vice-President of Games. "Imagine gaming on any device where you watch Netflix!" Well, that dream is one step closer to reality.
The present test phase might seem modest, featuring just two games - 'Oxenfree' (celebrating the launch of its sequel produced by Netflix's in-house team) and the riveting 'Molehew’s Mining Adventure'. If you're in the UK or Canada, and own devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, LG TVs, or even NVIDIA Shield TV, you might just be in for a treat!
And it gets better! Netflix rolled out a controller app transforming your phone into your game's command center. All you need is to scan the QR code displayed when you select a game.
Desktop aficionados, there's good news. In the coming weeks, these games will be accessible via browsers, giving you the liberty to use the good old keyboard and mouse.
However, there’s a twist. The road to game streaming, especially on diverse platforms, is riddled with intricate rights agreements. While games like 'Kentucky Route Zero' or 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge' are playable on phones via Netflix, their fate on broader platforms remains uncertain.
Yet, one thing's crystal clear – the cloud gaming space is about to witness a seismic shift with Netflix's entry! Ready to game on?