Almost everyone has an account on Netflix, or at least borrowed from someone to use it. The streaming giant has changed the ways we approach entertainment.
Gone are the days when you had to rent DVDs to watch a movie. Now, hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows are within your reach. Netflix has revolutionized the world of entertainment to the point where numerous streaming services have popped up.
But one thing people don’t know about Netflix much is that it isn’t just a streaming service. So for those who have a Netflix account and when you’re bored and don’t have the time or aren’t in the mood for a movie or a TV show, you can game instead.
The feature is available in many places. And for those places where the feature isn’t rolled out, you can try NordVPN for Netflix to unlock the feature.
And yes, you heard that right. Netflix offers a small collection of games that you can play. There are a couple of games that are based on original IP TV shows and movies but most of them are just casual games.
Here’s How You Can Game With Netflix
Netflix Games: How You Can Find And Download Them
Don’t have a gaming PC or a next-gen console? Or are you just bored and looking for something different from all the open-world, hyper-realistic games? Well, that’s not an issue at all. You can venture into the world of casual and laid-back mobile gaming right now. As long as you have an iPhone/iPad with at least iOS 15 or an Android phone with at least Android 8, you are good to go.
So, you have the Netflix app downloaded already? Simply open the app and you might see a “games” button at the bottom of your screen. Keep in mind that this feature is relatively new and not rolled out to all users, so there is a chance that you might not have it. If you don’t see a “games” button, just scroll through the home Netflix screen and you might see a “games” section.
There will be a list of games visible. From there, you can click go to the game you like the most and click on “get game”. From there you will be redirected to the App Store/Play Store and you will be able to download the game and play it for as long as you want.
For the full list of games available through Netflix, you can visit their website and view the entire list. But that’s not all, if you like a game, then you don’t necessarily have to go through the Netflix app to download the games either. You can just go through the App Store/Play Store on your own. The games will be identifiable by the red Netflix logo in the top corner.
Now that you have downloaded the game, you can finally open it and play it. But before you do that, you will need to log in. Don’t forget to do so with your Netflix account. Simply enter the relevant info and you’re in. Now you can enjoy your game without any more hassle.
Wondering what games to play? Well, there is a selection to choose from, but it entirely depends on the genre of games that you like. Still, there are some games that work for just about anybody such as Knittens, Krispee Street, and Poinpy. These games are colorful and bright and will raise your mood in general.
And if you are looking for something more adventurous and adrenaline pumping then you can try out Asphalt Xtreme. People also doubt that mobile gaming can be fun. They think that it’s all kid games and nothing else. Well, Into The Breach is a game that will disabuse you of that notion.
And if you are a Stranger Things fan, well you can even enjoy games related to the Stranger Things-verse while waiting for the final season to come out. Games such as Stranger Things 3: The Game and Stranger Things: 1984 are brilliant additions to the franchise that will be a lot of fun for just about everyone.
A Foray Into The Gaming Sphere
All this just goes to show the ingenuity of the Netflix organization that they’re putting games for the fans to enjoy instead of just focusing on movies and TV shows. In fact, Netflix has become the first VOD streaming service to explore the gaming sphere and it’s potential. And other companies are following suit.
Netflix executives believe that they can bring their subscription-based business model to the gaming sphere too and revolutionize the industry in a way similar to the way they revolutionized the movies and TV show industry.
Currently, the title list at Netflix is small but they aim to expand it and fill it with games that are good and actually attract people towards them. To fulfill their ambitions, Netflix have even begun acquiring gaming studios. The official strategy regarding gaming at Netflix HQ remains a mystery but it seems that Netflix are serious about this strategy.
Their games have already been downloaded tens of millions of times. And they plan to expand their list of gaming IPs to their point where the subscription model becomes viable for them and they can truly become a big player in the gaming market.
To Wrap Up
Gaming with Netflix is becoming a thing and soon it might turn into something exciting. So, this is the perfect time to get into the Netflix gaming-verse before it becomes mainstream. And if you’re worried about you losing your data because your subscription is over, don’t worry. Netflix holds your game data for over 10 months before it decides to delete it.
So, what are you waiting for? Download these games today. And you can even access them with NordVPN for Netflix if you think that they’re geo-restricted in your region.
Marziano is a seasoned tech expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and multiple certifications, including CompTIA A+, Network+, and Cisco’s CCNA, he has a well-rounded and robust understanding of various aspects of technology.