Netflix puts games on every screen

Netflix gamifies our screens

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The Future. Netflix is rolling out a test of its cloud-gaming operations with a limited number of subscribers. It’s pitched as a test of both the platform’s tech and its recently announced mobile controller. But if all goes smoothly, subscribers worldwide could have access to Netflix’s planned 95 games by the end of the year… and give the streamer a new highest-priced subscription tier.

Multi-screen player
Someday soon, you’ll be able to binge Stranger Things and play an accompanying video game all within the same Netflix app.

  • The streamer is doing a small beta test of playing games on connected TVs using the company’s controller app.
  • It’s also testing the games via browsers on PCs and Macs, where people can use their mouse and keyboard to play.
  • Two games are available to tryNight School Studio’s Oxenfree and a “gem-mining arcade game” called Mining Adventure.

Currently, the test is only open to subscribers in Canada and the UK, with support available for devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google’s Chromecast, Roku players, and select smart TVs.

So, we American Apple TV users will need to wait patiently.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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