Netflix Testing Games on Poland Users’ Androids
- Oliver Michael
- 27 Aug 2021
All of a sudden, on August 26, Netflix started testing a new mobile games section in its Android application in Poland. All subscribers from the country can already see the titles “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3” in their feeds. But is it the next Netflix breakthrough or just some extra marketing?
Does It Change Anything?
You probably know that both “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3” have been already available on Google Play, the App Store, consoles, and PC. So which difference does the update make? In fact, it only advertises the games developed by the streaming service and redirects users to Google Play Store for downloading. Additionally, it’s necessary to enter your Netflix login and password to confirm that you’re a subscriber and eligible to play. After the installation, you can launch the game directly from the Netflix app or directly from your app library.
According to a Netflix spokesperson, it’s a very early improvement, and the company is working hard to deliver a seamless gaming experience to subscribers. The best thing about Netflix’s gaming initiative is that all the titles won’t include ads or in-app purchases, delivering an annoyment-free experience. Hopefully, the new feature will eventually help the company to gain more subscribers after the recent loss of 430,000 users.
Only for Subscribers
The biggest difference an update makes is that the games will no longer be available to non-subscribers. It means that you will be able to download current and upcoming titles only if you have an active Netflix account. If you downloaded the games before the update, you won’t be affected and will receive all the latest updates. What do you think about Netflix’s efforts in the video gaming niche? Will it succeed on the market? Let’s have a talk in the comments! Invite other Netflix fans to join in.