Netflix is ​​bringing mobile games to iOS for Android users just a week after it was released

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Netflix has announced that it will be launching its mobile games for iOS users – an obvious move after game titles were initially brought to Android. The update will allow users to play games on iOS devices in addition to watching movies and TV shows via the Netflix app. The games won’t be available without ads or additional fees, although users will need to have a Netflix subscription to experience them on their iPhone or iPad. The initial list of games available through Netflix is ​​restricted to adults and not accessible through child profiles. Young users will also not be able to play any of the available games on a device if you’ve set up a PIN to prevent children from accessing your adult profile.

On Tuesday, Netflix announced the launch of mobile games for its members on iPhone and iPad. The update will be available to users from Wednesday, the company said.

Netflix games are coming to iOS! Starting tomorrow, you can access Netflix games anywhere in the world through the Netflix app on any mobile device. pic.twitter.com/LoHYFi4xBX

– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021

Netflix initially made five games available to mobile users, namely Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game from BonusXP, Shooting Hoops and Teeter Up from Frosty Pop, and Card Blast from Amuzo & Rogue Games.

In particular, the new announcement comes just a week after Netflix rolled out mobile games to its Android users. On Android, users can download the available games from Google Play and play them directly from the Netflix app by going to the dedicated games line or the Games tab. IOS users, on the other hand, can download the games from the App Store.

Netflix’s interest in the growing world of gaming isn’t new as it officially announced plans to offer games during its quarterly results in July. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., The company hired Mike Verdu as vice president of its game development unit earlier this year to kick off the plans. Verdu is a former Facebook manager who worked with developers to develop his content for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). He has also worked with game companies such as Electronic Arts and Zynga in the past.

Netflix originally tested the five early mobile games in select European markets as a result of its acquisition of video game developer Night School Studio in September. The video streaming platform has also been working with indie games studios such as BonusXP for some time.

Since adults will mostly enjoy games in the beginning, Netflix has also recently started rolling out a TikTok-like feature called “Kids Clip” to attract young viewers to the platform. The new offer initially appears in the Netflix iOS app and allows children to view short clips horizontally. This is unlike the existing Fast Laughs that give you short videos to display vertically on mobile devices.

This week on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, we’re discussing the iPhone 13, the new iPad and iPad mini, and the Apple Watch Series 7 – and what they mean for the Indian market. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and anywhere you get your podcasts.

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