TECH & GAMING
Netflix gaming has sneaked out into the wild
Words by Nathan Irvine
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In the game
The phrase "Netflix of gaming" has been bandied around for years now as numerous competitors look to introduce a Netflix style streaming service that's as robust as the TV and movie giant. PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia have all had a crack at it in recent years, but nothing has come close to the ease of use and stability of Netflix's media offering. But now, finally, it seems Netflix itself will claim the moniker.
Poland is the chosen destination for the first ever launch of Netflix's video game streaming service. Just two Stranger Things inspired games are currently available and you need an Android device and Netflix subscription to play them.
Obviously, Netflix will build out its gaming catalogue over time, and it will be interesting to see who they manage to get on board. Judging by the comments that have been made by Netflix so far, the promise of no ads or in-app purchases means it won't be going down the traditional mobile gaming route. In fact, Netflix is looking include the gaming section as part of the overall subscription fee, rather than a separate part. There's no word on whether the fee will go up in price, mind.
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