Netflix Mobile Games: Best Games and How to Get Them on Android

Netflix now lets you play games!

by: - Last updated on: November 4th, 2021
Key Takeaways
  • Netflix has announced five new mobile games for Android devices.
  • These games will be accessible only by users having an active Netflix subscription.
  • Two of the five new games are based on one of the most popular series on Netflix—Stranger Things.

Netflix, the giant video streaming service, has launched its own mobile games for smartphones, which Netflix itself will distribute. These games will require an active Netflix subscription to run. As of now, the games function only works on Android devices, and Netflix says that they will be bringing them to iOS and other platforms soon.

How To Get Netflix Mobile Games on Android

Netflix Games are free to play for users with an active Netflix subscription. The company also states that there will be no in-app purchases or a pay-to-play model in its games. Once the game is activated using your Netflix account, it can also be accessed offline and does not require an active internet connection to play.

What Netflix Mobile Games Are Available?

At the time of its launch, Netflix currently has five games to offer. The streaming giant has also shown interest in bringing more games to mobile devices in the future. Note that these games give you a retro feeling with their 8-bit graphics and audios and are indeed not the most graphic-intensive games in the market.

The five Netflix mobile games currently available are:

1. Stranger Things 1984

Stranger Things 1984 Netflix Mobile Game
Stranger Things 1984 is an adventure game where you can explore various parts of the map. You also get to solve some puzzles on your way through. The map also contains places from the actual Stranger Things series, including Mirkwood Forest and Hawkins Lab. So if you are a fan of Stranger Things, you may have some fun exploring these places in the game.

2. Stranger Things 3: The Game

Stranger Things 3 Netflix Mobile Game
As the name suggests, this game is focused and is developed around the third season of the Stranger Things series. You can choose between a total of 12 characters, all of which are derived from the series, and walk through the levels of the game. There’s also a local two-player mode where two users can host a game and play together. The game also includes puzzles and riddles in between to make it more interesting.

3. Shooting Hoops

Shooting Hoops Netflix Mobile Game
Shooting Hoops is a vertical screen game based on Basketball. The challenge of the game is its unorthodox mechanism. The ball comes attached with a dart, and you have to aim the darts and make the ball go into the basket. It is a tricky game, and we found it quite difficult to get past the tutorial stage.

4. Card Blast

Card Blast Netflix Mobile Game
Card Blast is a type of poker game based on the regular deck of 52 cards. You need to pick up cards in pairs from the deck, and the one with the better pair to place them in a row wins the game. The game also comes with an in-game coin currency, which you earn as you keep playing. These cannot be purchased with real money, and playing the game is the only way to earn them.

5. Teeter Up

Teeter Up Netflix Mobile Game
Teeter Up is a level-based game with 150 levels as of now. You are given a ball, which you need to guide towards a hole and make maneuvers through the obstacles. Remember an old ball-based game called ‘Bounce’? The concept of Teeter Up is similar to Bounce, but not the same.

Be assured that we will be updating this list as and when Netflix releases more mobile games.

How to Install Netflix Mobile Games on Android?

Netflix mobile games are only available for Android devices; iOS devices are not currently supported.

Follow the steps below to install a Netflix mobile game on your Android smartphone:

  1. Update your Netflix app to the latest version from the Google Play Store.
  2. Next, open Netflix and look for the Games section. If it does not show up, do not worry. You can directly download any of the five games from the Google Play Store. For this, click on the app name which you wish to download below, and you will be redirected to the Play Store from where you can install the game to your phone.
  3. Once downloaded, open the game. You will now be asked to sign in with your Netflix account. This is a one-time process.
  4. After signing in, you can choose your profile to play the game. Game progress is saved separately for each profile.

FAQs About Netflix Mobile Games

Netflix mobile games do not require an active internet connection to play. The only time you will need internet access is when you open the game for the first time, where you will be asked to sign in using your Netflix account. Post this, the games can be played without an internet connection.

Your access to Netflix mobile games will be revoked when your subscription ends. You will need an active subscription to access any game. Your game progress, however, remains saved, and you can continue the game when you resume your subscription.

Netflix mobile games are developed by multiple studios. Both of the 'Stranger Things' based games are developed by Allen, Texas-based game studio BonusXP. Teeter Up and Shooting Hoops is developed by Frosty Pop, and Card Blast is developed by Rogue and Amuzo. Netflix is just the official distributor of these games.

Netflix has not provided any tentative timeline on when these games will be made available on iOS and other platforms, Netflix answers this question with 'Very Soon'.

Gaming on Netflix: A New Way of Experiencing Entertainment

The introduction of mobile games by Netflix looks like a move that the company is looking forward to expanding its portfolio from videos to casual games with the ongoing mobile gaming trends. This step into gaming can either be an experimental move by Netflix or maybe an investment in gaming. Netflix says that we might soon see more mobile gaming titles for Netflix users.

Netflix mobile games also have the potential to create an ecosystem for Netflix viewers to come together and enjoy some fun games with their friends, apart from binge-watching videos. However, the initial games available right now do not look groundbreaking, and we are not sure of a proper gaming expansion by Netflix at this point. Till then, you can enjoy watching your favorite Netflix shows and chill with these five new mobile games.

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