Netflix’s latest mobile games have nothing to do with its shows

Netflix is expanding its library of mobile games, but they're still only available in a few countries for now. Subscribers in Spain and Italy can now play the Android selection of games, joining members in Poland.

While the first couple of games Netflix added were based on one of its top series, Stranger Things, the latest ones have nothing at all to do with its shows or movies. Instead, Shooting Hoops, Teeter Up and Card Blast are casual titles with broader appeal in mind, as TechCrunch notes. Still, they're part of an effort by Netflix to expand into other areas of entertainment.

If you're in one of those three countries, you'll see a Games tab in the Netflix Android app. When you tap on a game, you'll be taken to its Google Play Store listing. You'll download the game from there and sign in using your Netflix credentials. The cost of the games is covered by your Netflix subscription — they don't have any ads or in-app purchases. The new games are now live in the three countries, while folks in Spain and Italy have gained access to Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Things 3.

Netflix has made it clear in recent months that it sees games as a key part of its future. The company said in July it would focus on mobile gaming to start with. Netflix added the Stranger Things games to its app in Poland in August.

via Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics

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