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Netflix may have started (or at least is about to start) testing the game for TV, based on code in the app shared by developer Steve Moser. bloombergMoser reportedly uncovered hidden codes referencing games played on TVs, as well as additional codes that indicated the possibility of playing games using the phone as a controller. His one line in the app seems to read, “I need a controller to play games on my TV. Does he use this phone as a game controller?” Moser also previously spotted a hint that the service’s subsequent ad-supported plans may not include offline viewing. It turned out that he was right on target.
The streaming giant will launch gaming experiences on Android, iPhone and iPad in 2021. Due to rules set by Apple and Google, mobile his users must download games from his App Store or Google Play. However, since the purpose of these games is to increase engagement and retain users, they can be launched from within the Netflix app and require a valid subscription to access. These games don’t really exist on the Netflix for TV app.
It remains to be seen how the company will implement games on TVs and whether users will be required to download games before playing them.Mike Verdu, Vice President of Game Development, Netflix you said last yearHowever, the company is “seriously considering offering cloud gaming” and is looking to launch more than just casual games for TV.
For now, users have to make do with what’s available on mobile. Netflix currently has about 55 titles in its catalog, with 40 more games planned for 2023.