Netflix has started testing its gaming titles on other platforms, such as TVs and desktops. According to the video streaming platform, a limited number of users in the US and Canada could cloud-stream a few games to their TVs, and that testing for PCs and Macs would begin in the coming weeks. As of now, only two games are available for testing, Oxenfree from Night School Studios and Molehew’s Mining Adventure.
Netflix is stepping up the gaming experience for its subscribers by working to make games available on all the platforms where those subscribers watch content, including TVs, laptops, and mobile devices.
Netflix in its announcement said, “We’ve been focused on creating a great gaming experience for our members since 2021 when we added mobile games to Netflix. 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. Today, we’re taking the first step in making games playable on every device where our members enjoy Netflix — TVs, computers, and mobile.”
As of right now, a tiny percentage of Netflix subscribers in Canada and the UK will have access to a restricted beta test on a select few TVs as well as on PCs and Macs through Netflix.com using supported browsers throughout the following few weeks. As mentioned earlier this initial test will include two games: the arcade game Molehew’s Mining Adventure and Oxenfree from Netflix Game Studio Night School.
It is also introducing phones as a controller to play our games on TV. Netflix.com users on PCs and Macs can play using a keyboard and mouse. According to the streamer, the purpose of this restricted beta is to test the controller and game streaming technology from Netflix and to eventually enhance the member experience. Games on TV will function on a few select products from the company’s initial partners, such as Walmart ONN, Roku devices and TVs, LG TVs, Nvidia Shield TV, Amazon Fire TV streaming media players, Chromecast with Google TV, and Samsung Smart TVs. Ongoing additions of new devices are planned.
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