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Netflix to Make its Games Playable on More Devices

Netflix prioritizes universal game accessibility across user devices.

Netflix vice president of games, Mike Verdu, announced in a blog post on Monday that the firm will test games on a few TVs and desktops as a first step towards making them playable on additional devices.

Starting on Monday, the firm will launch a modest beta test for a restricted number of customers in Canada and the UK on select TVs, and in the coming weeks. It will be available on PCs and Macs via Netflix.com using supported browsers.

In November 2021, Netflix released its first mobile games, marking the beginning of the streaming service’s push into the gaming world. The company’s titles are currently only accessible on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms.

Initial testing will involve the arcade game “Molehew’s Mining Adventure” and “Oxenfree” from Night School Studio, a Netflix gaming studio.

The company had previously announced in March that it has a content schedule of 40 additional games planned. It release later this year and 70 more in creation with partners. In addition to the 16 games being built by its in-house gaming teams at the present.

On Netflix.com, users can use a keyboard and mouse to play games on their PCs or Macs. They can use their phones to play games that are shown on TV.

“We hope to make games even easier to play for our members around the world.” Verdu stated in reference to the expansion of the number of devices on which games are now available.

Initiating partners Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Players, Chromecast with Google TV. And Roku devices, among others, are among the ones that Netflix announced will support games on TV.

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