Netflix introduces games on TVs and Computers
When I wrote about the Netflix Gaming Controller app, I talked about the arrival of Netflix games on the gig screen devices. Today, Netflix confirmed that it will begin testing its games on big-screen devices including TVs and computers. Initially, It will test it with a limited number of Netflix subscribers in Canada and the UK. People who are selected in this testing will be able to play Netflix games on PCs and Smart TVs with a Netflix subscription.
During initial testing, Netflix will offer two games: Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure. Netflix games are currently available on several devices 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. Surprisingly, Apple TV is missing from the list, but Netflix confirmed that it will be adding more devices in the coming months.
“By making games available on more devices, we hope to make games even easier to play for our members around the world,” wrote Netflix VP of Games, Mike Verdu, on the company blog. “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,” he added.
By making games available on more devices, Netflix aims to engage its existing subscribers and add more subscribers. The company will keep improving big-screen gaming by hearing feedback from beta testers.
The company has already introduced a controller app that users can use to play games on a big screen. On PC and Macs, users will also be able to use a Keyboard and Mouse to control games.
Since the launch of Netflix games in November 2021, the company has already released 70 titles. It is also planning to launch 40 games this year. Some of the games are being developed in its in-house studios while other games are being developed with its partners.