Netflix Games Streaming Beta Beginning To Roll Out in the US

Following the initial rollout in August to the UK and Canada, Netflix (via The Verge) has updated its blog post to confirm that this game streaming will be rolling out to the US as well. If you missed it, Netflix previously launched a dedicated game controller app on the App Store, but didn’t actually announce anything relating to it. It just showed up, and it was actually for this streaming service testing. 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, Xfinity 4K devices and Xumo devices and TV 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 to play on iOS and Android. The game streaming will also be available on on supported browsers. 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 now that it is coming to the US. I wonder if it eventually comes to Apple TV officially in the future as well. If you’d like to grab the controller 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?

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