Netflix Expands Gaming Reach With Limited Beta Test on Multiple Devices

Netflix's limited beta test expands gaming experiences across devices, offering immersive gameplay.


  • Netflix announces a limited beta test for gaming across various devices.
  • Aim to provide accessible and immersive gaming experiences to members.
  • Two games selected for trial: Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure.

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Netflix Expands Gaming Reach With Limited Beta Test on Multiple Devices

Entertainment giant Netflix has announced that it is rolling out a limited beta test of gaming on a broader range of devices in a move to delve deeper into the gaming realm. Netflix says this new expansion aims to bring the joy of gaming to its members, providing an accessible and immersive experience across various platforms.

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Netflix stated that its primary goal is to create a gaming experience that caters to a diverse audience since the company added mobile games to its portfolio in 2021. This latest development marks the commencement of a broader journey to make games playable on virtually every device where Netflix is enjoyed - spanning televisions, computers, and mobile devices.

Limited Beta Test Unveiled

Commencing on August 14th, Netflix is rolling out a limited beta test, initially available to a select group of members in Canada and the United Kingdom on select TVs and PCs and Macs through on supported browsers in the next few weeks.

Curated Gaming Selection

As part of this initial trial phase, Netflix has chosen two distinct games to capture the interests of its audience. "Oxenfree," crafted by the renowned Night School Studio and developed by Netflix's in-house game development team, promises an immersive experience that merges storytelling with interactivity. Additionally, "Molehew’s Mining Adventure," an engaging gem-mining arcade game, will offer a different kind of gaming escapade.

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The expansion doesn't stop there. Netflix is introducing a controller that leverages smartphones for gaming on TV, making it an intuitive and familiar tool for users. For those on PCs and Macs, the gaming experience can be tailored using keyboards and mice, ensuring maximum accessibility.

Initial Partners for Gaming

Initial partners in this platform include Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Players, Chromecast with Google TV, LG TVs, Nvidia Shield TV, Roku devices and TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, and Walmart ONN devices. Netflix says it is committed to continuously adding more devices to this list as the program evolves.

Netflix says feedback from the beta testers will be invaluable in enhancing the gaming experience for future users to deliver top-notch entertainment across all forms of media.

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For subscribers eagerly awaiting the evolution of Netflix's content, this foray into gaming holds the promise of an enriched and interactive entertainment landscape.

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From Arts and Journalism background, Yashika closely monitors developments and updates in OTT Space.

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