Netflix recently launched a dedicated game controller app on the App Store (and not Google Play as of this writing), but didn’t actually announce anything relating to it. It just showed up last week. Following the launch of the Netflix Game Controller (Free) Netflix has revealed that its game streaming beta will be rolling out to select subscribers in the UK and Canada with two games included.
The two games on TV will be playable across 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 according to Netflix’s announcement. Support for more devices will be added later.
If you’ve not tried out games on Netflix yet, check out my feature on the ten best ones so far. The game streaming will also be available on Netflix.com on supported browsers in the next few weeks. The games included right now for this test are the first Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure.
The browser playback will require a keyboard and mouse on PC and macOS. More details for this will likely be revealed in the future when it rolls out to more users worldwide. I’m interested to see how this works, and if it will ever be supported on Apple TV officially.
If you’d like to grab the app, it is available on the App Store for iOS here. What do you think of Netflix Games right now and will you be trying this streaming beta once it hits your region?