iOS Players Can Now Access Netflix Gaming on Their Phones
As its way to enter the gaming industry, Netflix officially launched its own collection of original games under Netflix Gaming. With many of these mobile games inspired by shows and movies created by the streaming giant, it was originally launched as part of its mobile app to Android users only. But when will the games be available for iOS users? Netflix has finally revealed when Netflix Gaming is coming to iPhone.
When is Netflix Gaming coming to iOS?
When the streaming giant initially launched its new gaming feature, the five titles were only available on Android devices, but according to a tweet from Netflix Geeked, the games are finally making their way to iOS devices.
"Netflix Games is coming to iOS! Starting tomorrow, you can access Netflix Games through the Netflix app on any mobile device, anywhere in the world," the account tweeted on Nov. 9. All five of the new titles will be available for iOS users starting Nov. 10.
The games are Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Teeter (Up), and Card Blast, with more titles on the way from Netflix. These new mobile games are meant to give subscribers a way to immerse themselves further into the worlds created in Netflix's originals, as made clear by the two Stranger Things games.
Those who want to access these games will be able to through the Netflix Gaming tab in their Netflix app, where they can browse the currently available titles.
Once the user selects which title they want, they will automatically be redirected to their respective app store to download the game. Despite having a tab in the Netflix app, users will have to download the individual games to their devices and then verify their Netflix subscription to play the game.
Some of these games will also be available to play offline, meaning you can take them on the go with you regardless of your internet connection.
Netflix also announced a new 'League of Legends' game coming to Netflix Gaming.
While there are only five titles available at the launch of Netflix Gaming, the company announced it was also in the process of developing Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, another title for its service.
This rhythm-based game has players bouncing Ziggs and Heimerdinger as they drop bombs and cause explosions to the beat of the music. The gaming title was announced to go alongside the streaming service's new League of Legends animated series Arcane.
The new game will be available for free to Netflix subscribers (again, with verification of your Netflix account upon logging into the title). Unlike the other games from Netflix Gaming, Hextech Mayhem will also be available for $10 on both the PC and Nintendo Switch for those who don't already have a Netflix account.
It's currently unclear how expansive Netflix plans to make its library of original games, though if its selection of original titles is any indicator, expect it to grow exponentially.