According to a blog post published on Monday by the company’s vice president of Games Mike Verdu, Netflix will add more devices to test video games on a number of different computers and televisions before expanding the number of platforms on which they can be played.
Beginning on Monday, the firm will conduct a restricted beta test on certain televisions in Canada and the United Kingdom for a small set of users. In the coming weeks, the test will also be available on personal computers and macs through Netflix.com using appropriate web browsers.
The introduction of Netflix games for mobile devices took place in November 2021, marking the beginning of the streaming platform’s expansion into the gaming experience. To this point, the company’s titles have only been made accessible on the iOS platform developed by Apple and the Android platform developed by Alphabet.
As part of the preliminary testing, the games “Oxenfree” developed by Night School Studio, a Netflix Game Studio, and “Molehew’s Mining Adventure,” an arcade game focused on gem mining, will be played.
Users on PCs and Macs may play the games on Netflix.com using a keyboard and mouse, while users playing on TV can utilize their phones to participate in the gaming action.
According to Verdu, “we hope that by making games available on more devices, we can make it even easier for our members all over the world to play games.”
Netflix to add more devices as it preciously announced that its games on TV service would be available on select devices from its early partners, including Chromecast with Google TV, Roku devices, and Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Players, amongst others.
This would be in addition to the 16 games that are being created by the business’s in-house gaming studios at the present time. In March, the company stated that it has a content pipeline of 40 more games scheduled for later this year and 70 under production with its partners.