Netflix continues its efforts to launch the ability to make games playable on compatible devices. "We’ve been focused on creating a great gaming experience for our members since 2021 when we added mobile games to Netflix," the company states. "Our goal has always been to have a game for everyone, and we are working hard to meet members where they are with an accessible, smooth, and ubiquitous service."
The company will kick off the new feature by rolling out a specified sum of beta tests to a small group of members based in Canada and the UK. It will become available on select TVs and on PCs and Macs through Netflix's official site on supported browsers within the next few weeks. "This limited beta is meant to test our game streaming technology and controller and to improve the member experience over time," Netflix states.
Games on TV will operate on select devices belonging to Netflix's initial partners, including Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Players, Chromecast with Google TV, LG TVs, Nvidia Shield TV, Roku devices and TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, and Walmart ONN. Additional compatible devices will be announced periodically. The two games that form part of the testing period are Oxenfree from Night School Studio, a Netflix Game Studio, and Molehew’s Mining Adventure, a gem-mining arcade game.
"By making games available on more devices, we hope to make games even easier to play for our members around the world," the streamer states. "While we’re still very early in our games journey, we’re excited to bring joy to members with games. We look forward to hearing feedback from our beta testers and sharing more as we continue on the road ahead."