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Netflix runs a trial of its new mobile gaming service in the Polish market

Netflix rolls out in-app gaming. (Source: Netflix)
Netflix rolls out in-app gaming. (Source: Netflix)
Netflix has confirmed the existence of its new mobile gaming arm through the release of its first two compatible titles. Then again, they are only available to its subscribers in Poland and on Android thus far. Both of the games in question are from the Stranger Things franchise, and can be played without ads through their new portal.

Netflix has been connected to the prospect of getting into more interactive content along the lines of game streaming for a while. Now, it has started to roll these alternative title listings out, albeit in only 1 market and on just 1 platform thus far.

Therefore, it seems the Netflix take on gaming involves a mobile experience thus far, rather than a full-fledged NVIDIA GeForce NOW or Google Stadia competitor. In its present form, it involves new cards for the pre-existing Android titles Stranger Things 3 and Stranger Things: 1984 - so long as the user is located in Poland in order to click on them.

Doing so results in a prompt to download either app from the Google Play Store, as usual. However, an ad-free version of the game will then fire up without the need to pay any additional fees. This is the potentially crucial distinction that might make this new function of Netflix a success. Hopefully, similar options will start to appear within its mobile apps in other markets soon.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-29 (Update: 2021-08-29)