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Netflix Will Reportedly Make Games for iOS via the App Store

Just last week, Netflix began rolling out Netflix Games globally for Android users, free for existing subscribers with no additional charges. The first batch of games are the ones that were previously tested out earlier this year in Poland, Spain, and Italy - Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up. When the feature arrives, Netflix users will see a dedicated games row and tab in their app. While the service is now available on Android, it is still "on the way" for iOS.

Apparently, Netflix will reportedly bring Netflix Games to iOS via the App Store, as developer Steve Moser has spotted a code indicating so, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple's App Store is known for its strict rules for not allowing third-party apps from becoming a game hub so Netflix Games might publish each game individually on the App Store.

With that said, iOS users would have to launch a separate app when they tap open a game, which is similar to how it works on Android devices now. Then again, by doing so, Netflix won't be able to achieve an all-in-one gaming service so, Gurman predicted that Netflix will eventually bring its games to the cloud such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and more.


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