Streaming platform Netflix is expanding its gaming offerings to more platforms. The company added mobile games to the Netflix app for Android and iOS devices in 2021. Now, Netflix has announced that it is testing games on more devices, including TVs, PCs, and Macs.
“Our goal has always been to have a game for everyone, and we are working hard to meet members where they are with an accessible, smooth, and ubiquitous service. By making games available on more devices, we hope to make games even easier to play for our members around the world. While we’re still very early in our games journey, we’re excited to bring joy to members with games. We look forward to hearing feedback from our beta testers and sharing more as we continue on the road ahead,” said Mike Verdu, VP of Netflix Games.
Initially, Oxenfree from Night School Studio, a Netflix Game Studio, and Molehew’s Mining Adventure, a gem-mining arcade game, will be available in the testing phase. To play games on TV, users can use their smartphone as the gaming controller, while PCs and Mac users can play on Netflix.com using a keyboard and a mouse.
Netflix said that the purpose of this limited beta is to test its game streaming technology and controller and enhance the user experience over time. Netflix games on TV will be available on select devices, including Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Players, Chromecast with Google TV, LG TVs, Nvidia Shield TV, Roku devices and TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, and Walmart ONN. The company will continue to add more devices over time.
Netflix is rolling out a limited beta test to some members in Canada and the UK on select TVs. The beta test will expand to PC and Mac users through the Netflix website on compatible browsers in the coming weeks.