Netflix will include Games as part of Monthly Subscription
Netflix announced that they will be offering games as part of their monthly subscription.
The company said,
“We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV. Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series. Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.”
Earlier this month, Netflix teased this route with the new deal with Shonda Rhimes, which included gaming and virtual content.
There are also rumors that Netflix will be teaming up with PLAYSTATION to offer their games on their platform as well. Netflix, however, will face stiff competition in the form of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, which offer free-to-play games. Apple also offers its own Apple Arcade service, which provides gamers with dozens of titles for a single monthly fee without ads for $4.99 per month.
Susan Saunders 7/21/21