Netflix is arguably the most popular streaming service in the world nowaday. It has thousands of titles that you can stream on your smartphone or laptop. In addition to producing several original series and movies, the streaming service has mobile games. All you need is a reliable internet connection – there are many, including mobile plans like the Spectrum phone plans.
Which Games Are Available on Netflix?
Netflix currently has 10 active gaming titles. That doesn’t mean it isn’t working on adding more to the list. The streaming giant plans on developing more games for millions of users around the world. As of this writing, these are the Netflix games:
- Card Blast
- Shooting Hoops
- Teeter (Up)
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Asphalt Xtreme
- Bowling Ballers
- Dominoes Café
- Wonderputt Forever
Netflix is a new entrant in the video gaming industry. The games you’ll see on the streaming service aren’t heavy on graphics. Fans of the Stranger Things series can expect great action from Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game. Also, these are only games that are based on Netflix’s original series. The rest are generic and shallow mobile games.
Asphalt Xtreme is the most popular game on the list not named Stranger Things. Originally developed by Gameloft, Asphalt Xtreme was released on Android and iOS in 2016. The game was extremely popular with fans of video racing games. It also managed to attract casual gamers due to its competitive nature and thrill-filled races. Plus, you could wreck your opponents.
Who Can Play Games on Netflix?
The games are exclusive to Netflix subscribers. That means if you have any of the Netflix plans, you can play games on the streaming platform for free. These games come without adverts, in-app purchases, or other additional costs. Also, you can get these games in different languages in addition to English. Another great thing about these games is that you can play them across multiple devices.
Because Netflix works across multiple devices, its massive library of video content is no less than a treat for users. To play any of the five games on Netflix, users have to select a profile. This is because your in-game progress gets saved on the profile you use. In case Netflix notices that you’ve reached your device limit, it will ask you to remove a device.
Please note that you cannot play these games on the Netflix kids profile. Also, if you use a PIN for your Netflix adult profile, you’ll have to enter the same PIN to access the games from outside the provider’s app. Some of the games don’t require an active internet connection, while others do. You can check the connectivity requirements on the home screen of each game.
Which Platforms Are Compatible with Netflix Games?
Netflix has so far released these games on Android. However, the streaming giant intends to release the games for iOS users as well. Though it hasn’t announced an official release date. Expect the iOS version to be the same as the Android version. Also, make sure that you have installed the latest version of the Netflix app on your device.
How to Play Games on Netflix?
Playing games on Netflix is pretty easy. Follow these steps and you’ll be ready to play Netflix games in no time:
- Go to the Netflix app on your smart device
- Open the app
- Locate the Games icon on the app
- Android smartphone and tablet users will find the icon on the Homepage
- Tap on the Games icon to access the category
- You’ll find Netflix games along with their trailers
- Tap on the game you want to play
- This will take you to the game’s homepage where you’ll see tons of stuff including trailer
- Tap on the Get Game icon and you’ll be directed to the Play Store
- Install the game from the Play Store. This works like all the other downloads
- Go to your device’s app library or hit Play Game that’ll appear once you’ve installed the game
- Select the profile you want to play the game on. Your game’s progress will be tied to the profile
With Netflix announcing more games, it is only a matter of time before we got better products from the streaming giant. It has already bought Night School, the makers of the hit game Oxenfree. Gaming fans can expect much more from the streaming service that has brought them live actions such as The Witcher and Cowboy Bebop. Here’s hoping Netflix develops exciting games for millions of fans.