Netflix is working on a feature that will allow Enjoy your video games on each TV. The interest is in expanding and popularizing the service, which has had a lukewarm development since 2021.
According to reports from Bloomberg and the insider Steve Moser, Netflix’s work will bring your games from smartphones and tablets to every smart TV.
Moser published an open source of Netflix. The company “wants to make the games can be played on all devices, by turning your iPhone into a controller for Netflix running on your TV,” said The Tape Drive editor.
Netflix wants to make games playable on every device by turning your iPhone into a controller for Netflix running on a TV. Code hidden in their iOS app: “A game on your TV needs a controller to play. Do you want to use this phone as a game controller?” $NFLX cloud gaming soon? https://t.co/ZPl5gyoKkQ pic.twitter.com/ilpSJjcxBG
—Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) March 30, 2023
Although Moser’s focus is on the Apple smartphone, because he works in that area, it is presumed that it will also be available for Android.
The insider continues showing what he discovered: “The hidden code in the iOS application: ‘a game on your television needs a controller to play. Do you want to use this phone as a game controller?
Although Netflix has not made a statement in this regard, everything suggests that the company is at least experimenting with the use of smartphones as controls for its games on television, according to Eurogamer.
Netflix has not been able to exploit its video game titles: there is no interest from subscribers
Netflix video games have not served to hook their users. A 2022 report He noted that less than 1% of subscribers used one on a daily basis.
Despite this, as Eurogamer points out, the company has been buying some video game studios, such as Spry Fox, the developer of Triple Town and Cozy Grove. He also acquired NextGames (The Walking Dead) and Night School Studio (Oxenfree).
Netflix He is also forming his own video game studio, with the goal of creating “world class” titles without ads or in-app purchases.