Netflix gaming is available on IOS now


Netflix Games will be available on iOS starting today. The gaming service is part of the Netflix subscription plan and there are no further costs other than that. Since last week the Netflix gaming app has been available on Android. Now with iOS also supported, gamers can play five games (a Stranger Things adventure game is one of them). Many new games based on popular series will be added in the future.

The games can be downloaded separately via the play store. For now, the five mobile games are available to play: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. they want to add many more games in the future. If you have a Netflix subscription, you can start playing right now for free. you’ll need to authenticate your Netflix account before you can play. 

Focusing on more interactivity

The company has been working on getting more interactivity with watchers and series. In 2018, Netflix released Bandersnatch. An interactive movie where watchers could make decisions at certain points in the movie itself. With games, Netflix wants to change that up even further. The company believes that watchers should enjoy movies and series more when they are involved in them. What is better when you can play the main character in a videogame?

Earlier today, details emerged about another title that’s coming to the library soon. Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, which will arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC later this month, is the first game announced for the streaming service after the broader rollout of games on Android.

Some roadblocks on iOS

Other cloud gaming platforms, like Microsoft xCloud, Nvidia Geforce Now, Google Stadia, and Facebook Gaming, have struggled to find footing on iOS due to Apple’s demanding App Store restrictions. All of these platforms have attempted to sidestep Apple’s policies by launching as web apps, but this obviously doesn’t provide the best gaming experience.

However, there might be a precedent for Netflix’s good fortune. In internal emails uncovered in May, Apple went over possible concessions related to third-party apps offering in-app purchases and different incentives that might appeal to Netflix. It reportedly wanted Netflix to continue selling subscriptions within its app so it could earn a cut of the money. If Apple was willing to treat Netflix as a special case then, it could do the same now. Google allegedly engaged in the same kind of behavior with Netflix, as lawyers claimed that Google was giving Netflix a break on the standard 30 percent commission it takes out of purchases made through Google Play Billing.

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