It’s been a good two years now Netflix gives to its subscribers a mobile games section. Yet, let’s face it clearly, the catalog has never interested users too much, both for its size and for the titles offered. But a few days ago everything changed, thanks l’arrivo su Netflix Games di GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Editionthe collection of games from the famous Grand Theft Auto saga, strictly for mobile.
It is therefore worth clearing the fog around Netflix Gamingto better understand what the service is and how it works.
Netflix Games: what it is and how it works
Launched for the first time at the end of 2021, Netflix Games is the streaming giant’s first attempt to enter the world of gaming. The service is provided at no additional cost to Netflix subscriberswho can access a catalog of mobile games (therefore smartphones and tablets). There is no shortage of titles inspired by Netflix serial productions, such as the chess game of The Queen of Chess and Stranger Things games.
It is good to note that Access to the Games section is exclusive to mobile devices. To consult the catalog bYou must then log in to the Netflix mobile app (and have an active subscription to the platform). From both iOS and Android, the Gaming section is clearly visible at the bottom with the unmistakable gaming controller icon.
Once you have accessed the catalog, all you need to do is play select the desired game and download it. Yes, because unlike what you might think, Netflix’s mobile game catalog does not support cloud gaming. The titles must then be downloaded and installed on your device.
Once installed, the game can also be started directly from the Netflix app and access to the title will only be guaranteed as long as you have an active subscription. This means that once your Netflix subscription expires you will be unable to start downloaded games.
It is also important to note that the Games section is not accessible from the Children profile.
What games are included in the catalogue?
Netflix’s game catalog currently includes around 50 titles for mobile devices, many of which are exclusive. In addition to the aforementioned Grand Theft Auto trilogy (which includes GTA III, GTA: Vice City e GTA: San Andreas), the game library also includes:
- Tomb Raider Reloaded
- Vikings: Valhalla
- Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited
- Football Manager 2024
- Netflix Stories: Love is Blind
- Farming Simulator 23
- TRANSFORMERS: Fighters
- Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales
- Ghost Detective
- Hello Kitty: Happy parade
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
You can consult the complete list of games in the catalog at this link. It will be interesting to understand how Netflix will expand the library in the future, and the recent entry of GTA certainly gives rise to hope.
Summary and frequently asked questions: Netflix Games in a nutshell
How much does it cost?
The service is free for Netflix subscribers.
Where can I find the Gaming section?
Access to Games is only available from the Netflix mobile app. Can I play on PC? No, the games in the catalog are exclusively mobile games for smartphones and tablets.
Can I play streaming and cloud gaming?
No, the games in the catalog must be downloaded and installed on the device.
Do the games remain once the Netflix subscription expires?
No, once the subscription expires it will be impossible to access the games, even if they remain installed on the device.
How many games are there in the catalogue?
The library includes around 50 titles, including card games, strategic games, board games, solitaire games and action-adventure games for mobile.
Are there also games from Netflix series that I love?
The game catalog includes only some games related to Netflix’s intellectual properties. In the bookstore you will find some titles set in the narrative universe of Stranger Things, Spongebob, The Chess Queen and others. Some games will instead have mild references to the Netflix universe (like Heads Up!).