27 AUG 2021

Netflix starts testing mobile games for Android in Poland

The streamer will begin testing mobile games inside its Android app for its paying subscribers in Poland. At launch, users will be able to try out two games: “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3”.

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Netflix announced it will begin testing mobile games inside its Android app for its members in Poland. At launch, paying subscribers will be able to try out two games: “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3”. While the games are offered to subscribers from within the Netflix mobile app’s center tab, users will still be directed to the Google Play Store to install the game on their devices.

To play, members will need to confirm their Netflix credentials. Then, they can later return to the game at any time by clicking “Play” on the game’s page from inside the Netflix app or by launching it directly from their mobile device.

“You can expect: no ads, no in-app purchases and games included with your Netflix membership,”  Netflix tweeted. “It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step,”  the company added.

In July, Netflix confirmed its intentions to enter the gaming world by hiring Mike Verdu, a former EA and Oculus executive, to lead the company’s gaming offer. The streamer also stated that its initial strategy would be “primarily focused on games for mobile devices”.