After giving us indications of launching games on the streaming platform, Netflix has now made 5 gaming titles available for all Android mobile phones and tablets.
The games were available immediately on Tuesday for people with an Android phone or tablet, and are listed in the Google Play store by title as individual downloads. But, from Wednesday 10 a.m. PT, Netflix started rolling out games within its Android app so users don’t need to leave the Netflix app and can play them all in the same place.
Users can now choose from one of five games: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. Now on, the games will be accessible in a row on the homepage, in a new games tab or from a drop-down menu for categories.
While the initial games require downloads, eventually games will vary in availability — some will be downloads, some will require an internet connection. But none of Netflix’s games have ads, in-app purchases or additional fees.
Netflix confirmed in July it would expand into gaming, starting with ad-free games for mobile devices like phones and tablets available on its existing service at no added cost to subscribers. “Maybe someday we’ll see a game that spawns a film or a series,” Greg Peters, Netflix’s chief operating officer and chief product officer, said earlier this summer. “That would be an amazing place to get to, to really see the rich interplay between these different forms of entertainment.”