Netflix has launched its first batch of video-game content -- five mobile games -- making good on a promise made in early July.
On Tuesday, the subscription VOD platform kicked off the five mobile games on the Android platform -- some connected to its existing original TV series content.
This includes: “Stranger Things: 1984,” (from publisher, BonusXP); “Stranger Things 3: The Game” (BonusXP), “Shooting Hoops” (Frosty Pop), “Card Blast” (Amuzo & Rogue Games) and “Teeter Up” (Frosty Pop).
Netflix says all that is needed is a current subscription. The games have no advertising, no additional fees and no in-app purchases.
The company says members on an Android mobile phone will see a dedicated games “row” and games tab where they can select any game to download. On Android tablets, there will be a dedicated games “row” or a drop-down menu of categories of select games.
A Netflix blog announcing the move said the overall video-game efforts will be broad-based.
“Just like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you are a beginner or a lifelong gamer.”