Netflix to extend gaming accessibility on Samsung TVs and Galaxy Laptops

Netflix’s Vice President at Games, Mike Verdu, shared in a blog post on Monday that it has begun testing a new method that will allow users of Netflix to play games on their smart TVs as well as on their PCs and Macs using web browsers. As part of the first testing strategy, some limited Netflix users will have access to game play on their TVs as of right now. It’s just as simple, as users will be able to use their cellphones to play games on TVs. Currently, Netflix only allows users to stream the games Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure.

Netflix just released a gaming controller smartphone app, which makes it unnecessary to buy extra hardware like an Xbox controller in order to play these games on TVs. For PC and Mac users, a keyboard and mouse will do for input. Developed and released by Night School Studio, the visual adventure game Oxenfree was released in 2016. In contrast, there is little information available on the plot, features, or gameplay of the gem-mining arcade game Molehew’s Mining Adventure.

In 2021, Netflix joined the cloud gaming sector, and the business has been upfront about making its games available to everyone with a subscription, along with other offered movies and series. The dominant streaming service has upped its aggression by releasing additional cloud games. It recently released games including Laya’s Horizon, World of Goo Remastered, and Spooky Oxenfree II: Lost Signals.

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A few of Netflix’s early partners’ products, such as the 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, will support games on TV. Soon, new devices will be added. The presence of Samsung smart TVs on the list is exciting news for Galaxy users. Players must download the Netflix Game Controller software from the Google Play Store or the Apple Software Store in order to play Netflix games on TV.

The software is now available for iPhone users, and the business reported that users must make sure their device is running iOS 15 or later. According to Netflix, it is “rolling out a limited beta test to a small number of members in Canada and the UK on select TVs starting today and on PCs and Macs through on supported browsers in the next few weeks.”

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