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Netflix has been quietly expanding its gaming offerings since the launch of Netflix Games in 2021. With a selection of games inspired by its own properties and others seemingly chosen at random, the service has been mostly accessible only on smartphones and tablets.
However, according to a report from Bloomberg, code within the Netflix app suggests that the service could soon be expanding to smart TV platforms, with the added functionality of using an iPhone as a controller.
While using a smartphone as a controller for gaming on a TV isn’t a new concept, it’s unclear how Netflix plans to implement this feature. In some cases, digital buttons and analog sticks on a phone display that isn’t being looked at can be less than ideal for gamers. However, Apple has already experimented with this idea, as the Apple Remote app has been turned into a simple game controller for select titles on Apple TV.
Netflix Games isn’t a far cry from Apple Arcade, a subscription-based service that costs $5 per month or is included with Apple One. With a Netflix subscription, customers can access the games via their login, which makes the potential addition of gaming to smart TV platforms all the more exciting for users.
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Although Netflix hasn’t yet released an official statement regarding the expansion of its gaming service to smart TV platforms, the presence of code within the app suggests that it’s at least under consideration. For now, a list of available Netflix Games can be found on the service’s help page.