Netflix, the American content streaming platform, is reportedly planning to release its mobile games on iOS individually through the App Store, after officially stepping into the gaming market by rolling out a mobile game service for Android users.
The streaming platform has been actively testing games on iOS. However, Netflix did not confirm when it will debut mobile games on the Apple gadgets. This delay is caused mainly due to Apple’s rigid App Store policies that restrict companies from offering all-in-one gaming services.
Apple bars third-party apps from functioning as a hub for games, which has become a point of connection with cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Google Stadia. These services had to be launched via the web browser on Apple devices.
The US-based technology giant requires each game to be submitted for review and also has dedicated pages on the App Store which led Microsoft and Google to launch their cloud gaming services through web apps.
According to reports, the games won’t be downloadable or playable from the Netflix app, users will only be able to launch them from the platform. The service currently functions in the same way on Android, the games are available in a dedicated tab on the Netflix app, but are downloaded individually from the Google Play Store.
Netflix ventured into gaming earlier this month when the company launched five new Android games that include Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoop, Card Blast, and Teeter Up.