The gaming industry is one of the biggest around. In fact, the U.S. video games industry reached $56.9 billion in revenue in 2020, larger than the film and music sectors combined. Helped along by the pandemic that has kept everyone indoors, gaming on mobile, desktop, and console has become something enjoyed by almost everyone.

With video games proving great for relaxation, developing problem-solving skills, and forming social connections, many of the world’s biggest media companies are looking to get on board. This includes streaming giant Netflix, which announced in early 2021 that it will be adding games to its popular subscription service.

Netflix’s Journey into the Gaming Industry

Netflix has experienced unbelievable growth over the last decade. But with competitors entering the streaming space, it was only a matter of time until their quarterly earnings started to slow. Their first quarter for 2021 saw shares drop by 7.5% due to a large reduction in subscriber count. Therefore, rather than expend their energy further in the hotly-contested movie streaming sector, they’ve decided to take a leap of faith and expand into video games.

With news of the inclusion of games based on hit Netflix shows like Stranger Things, everyone can now lose themselves in a library of games. Best of all, Netflix has indicated that this service will be ad-free and included within the current subscription cost.

Netflix is currently focused on mobile games tied to titles on its streaming platform, but there are already rumours that consoles will be included too. Meanwhile, the company hasn't wasted any time getting started, purchasing its first game developer studio and putting 5 new Android mobile games in certain European markets on trial in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

Located in a new ‘Games’ tab on the Netflix app, subscribers in Italy, Poland and Spain were the first to gain access to these games. With 'Stranger Things: 1984' and 'Stranger Things 3: The Game' complementing the Netflix blockbuster series, games like 'Card Blast', 'Teeter Up' and 'Shooting Hoops' are original creations. By now, people worldwide using the Netflix app for Android and iOS devices have access to it. Today, role-playing games like ‘Moonlighter’, action-packed ones like ‘Relic Hunters: Rebels’ and card games like ‘Exploding Kittens- The Game’, and more are all available in Singapore.

With Netflix having changed the entertainment industry forever with on-demand streaming content from around the world, you can bet more mobile games are in the pipeline for subscribers.

Get Ready for Netflix Mobile Games

As of date, Netflix’s gaming push has officially begun for all Android and iOS users around the world. Netflix subscribers using Android and iOS mobile devices will be able to see a dedicated games row and tab, where games can be selected, downloaded, and played. Just like their shows and movies, you can also play some of these games offline! No Wi-Fi connection? No problem!

As Netflix is expected to expand on this new gaming feature with more exciting entertainment, ensure you’re ready to get in on the action. Sign up for a Netflix subscription plan through M1 and you can manage all your mobile billing in one convenient place and enjoy other exclusive promos. With 3 Netflix plans to choose from, you won’t have a problem finding a subscription plan that suits your needs. Whether you’re planning to play games on one or multiple devices, pick the right Netflix plan so that you never have to worry about your device limit.

While you wait for Netflix to roll out more mobile games, spend some time catching up on the latest shows and films. Also, be sure to check out the best gaming phones available today to ensure you enjoy the smoothest possible experience.