Netflix is testing Gamertag-style handles that users can create and publicly display when playing its selection of mobile games.
Integrating numerous Games into the streaming app, Netflix is now working on enabling users to create game tags for themselves. This should let members identify and invite other users to play games based on their handles, as well as see where they rank on leaderboards.
According to the test, Netflix is giving users the option to create and manage the game handle associated with a particular Netflix profile. Just like creating your Gamertag, your game handle must be unique, which Netflix will automatically check once you input the name of your choice.
“Your game handle is a unique public name for playing games on Netflix,” the in-app text reads when first creating your handle. “Your profile icon and name (Emma) won’t be visible to others. You can change your game handle at any time.”
After tapping into the “Learn More” menu, Netflix explains that you can use game handles when inviting and playing with other members. It will also “show you where you are on leaderboards,” and indicates that you’ll be able to check when certain users are online or offline, creating a sort of social experience within its games.
When reached for comment, a Netflix spokesperson said, “We are always looking to improve our member’s experience on the service, and are exploring different features to enrich the Netflix mobile games experience. We don’t have anything else to share at this time.”