Netflix rolled out its mobile game service in Italy and Spain, adding new games


Netflix continued to expand in video games by rolling out its mobile game service to more countries.

The company launched the first phase of its video game service last month by giving Polish subscribers access to two mobile games.

The games – Strangers Things 3 and Stranger Things 1984 – were previously paid versions on mobile, but Polish Netflix subscribers can now download the Android versions for free.

On Tuesday, this service was also rolled out to Netflix members in Spain and Italy, also giving them access to the “Games” category of the Netflix Android application.

On top of that, Netflix also added three new games to its library, bringing the current total to five.

The new titles, which have also been added to the existing service in Poland, are:

  • Card Blast (by the developer of Wipeout Rush Rogue Games)
  • Shooting Hoops (by Canadian developer Frosty Pop)
  • Teeter Up (also by Frosty Pop)

News of the rollout in Italy and Spain came just as Netflix officially acquired its first games studio, developer Oxenfree Night School Studio.

The company officially confirmed in July that it was expanding into video games as part of a report on its financial results for the period.

He said he was currently “in the early stages” of his expansion into games, building on his earlier efforts around interactive television (like Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and his Stranger Things games.

The games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost, the company said, and initially they will be “primarily” focused on games for mobile devices.

Netflix promises that all games downloaded as part of a Netflix subscription will have no ads, no in-app purchases, and will be available at no additional cost.

When the mobile service was made available to Polish subscribers last month, the Netflix Geek The Twitter account said: “It’s very, very early and we have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is the first step.”