Netflix Launches New Controller App for iPhone in Preparation for TV Game Expansion

Netflix today released a Netflix Game Controller app, which is designed to allow users to play Netflix games on their TV sets. The App Store description says the Game Controller app will pair with a TV for playing Netflix games using an iPhone.

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As of right now, Netflix games are limited to the ‌iPhone‌ and iPad, with no option to play them on the Apple TV or other TV platforms. The app doesn't do anything right now, but it says that games available for the TV will be "coming soon to Netflix."

The app features a directional button on the left side of the ‌iPhone‌'s display, along with A, X, Y, and B action buttons on the right side of the display.

Netflix first began offering games in 2021, and there are now more than 50 titles available. Access is included in the Netflix membership, with no additional fees or in-app purchases. Some of Netflix's games include Tomb Raider, Stranger Things, Bloons TD 6, World of Goo, Exploding Kittens, Heads Up, and Cut the Rope.

Last October, Netflix game development VP Mike Verdu said that the company was "very seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering," and it could be that Netflix is ready to launch a gaming service that would make its content playable on TV sets.

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Top Rated Comments

4087258 Avatar
13 months ago
Touch interfaces need different gaming controls
You can’t just draw virtual buttons and call it a gamepad
It doesn’t work well…
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
13 months ago
I guess it'll work if you're desperate and have nothing else to use, or are desperate enough to play Netflix games?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
13 months ago
I only want to use this badboy with Netflix games!



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Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDENTALPLANx Avatar
13 months ago

People still have Netflix?
Yeah, quite a lot of people. More than Apple and Disney combined in fact.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
13 months ago

I guess it'll work if you're desperate and have nothing else to use, or are desperate enough to play Netflix games?
Judging their games when you probably haven't even looked into what games they have to offer, am I right?

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/best-netflix-games

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is good. Has that retro / SNES feel to it.

Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
East India Company Avatar
13 months ago
Sorry, no more subscriptions.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)