Netflix on Thursday announced the first two games in its mobile gaming push. The streaming service has rolled out two Android games based on its popular “Stranger Things” property.
The initial push was announced in a tweet from the official Netflix Poland account. “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3,” are available within the official Netflix app for Android.
Porozmawiajmy o grach na Netflix. Od dzisiaj użytkownicy w Polsce mogą wypróbować dwie gry mobilne na Androidzie: Stranger Things 1984 i Stranger Things 3. Jesteśmy na wczesnym etapie i mamy jeszcze dużo pracy do wykonania w nadchodzących miesiącach, ale to nasz pierwszy krok. pic.twitter.com/T2QlTH4xoY
— Netflix Polska (@NetflixPL) August 26, 2021
The rough Google Translate English version of the tweet is as follows:
Let’s talk about Netflix games. Starting today, users in Poland can try out two Android mobile games: Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Things 3. We are at an early stage and we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is our first step.
“It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step,” Netflix Geeked tweet referencing the launch.
Let’s talk Netflix and gaming.
Today members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step. https://t.co/yOl44PGY0r
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 26, 2021
As noted by CNET, both games are not new and have been available as standalone apps for years. However, this is the first time that the games have been available in the main Netflix app.
It was reported in May that Netflix was preparing to enter the already crowded mobile game market with game offerings to its streaming service subscribers. Games will be offered at no additional cost, and are part of an effort to maintain Netflix’s subscriber base.
“Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games,” Netflix said in a second quarter earnings release.
It is unclear if Netflix intends to bring the “Stranger Things” games to its iOS app.