Netflix’s video game service is coming to Android. Will success be there?
Netflix is a platform that the whole world has come to know with its video streaming service, but a few months ago, the company announced its intention to expand its activities with a very different offer around video games. The company then started testing this new offering, a brand new service, in Poland. Today, those who were impatient to discover more about this service dedicated to video games, know that the wait is over. Well almost.
Netflix’s video game service comes to Android
In fact, Netflix has announced that it has started rolling out its video game service to its users. At present, the latter is only accessible to players through the Android app. Users with an iOS device will therefore have to wait a little longer.
According to the Netflix press release, the games available at the launch of the service are: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast and Teeter Up. As you can see, this is a more than short list, but there is no doubt that it will evolve quickly. There is no doubt that many teams, internally or not, are working on future games for the service.
Will success be there?
Last precision. Although Netflix is effectively a streaming business, video games will not be streamed. In other words, this service is more like Apple Arcade. You pay a monthly subscription to have access to a complete catalog of games. In the particular case of Netflix, it is enough to have an active subscription to the platform to be able to enjoy the available games. No additional charges requested.
Now let’s hope that Netflix manages to win over subscribers. If they respond, the offer could quickly expand and the platform could reach a new target, thus further expanding its subscriber base.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.