Netflix Inc NFLX is marking its entry into mobile gaming with adventure titles “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3.”
Users in the European country can try out both the games as long as they use Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL GOOG Android operating system.
“We are at an early stage and we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is our first step,” as per a translated version of Netflix’s tweet in Polish.
Separately, Netflix Poland said that there would be no advertisements or in-app purchases in the games, which are available as part of a subscription to the video streaming service.
Why It Matters: Last month, Netflix said it would offer mobile gaming at no extra cost to its subscriber base.
In an effort to cement its foray, it brought on board Mike Verdu, a former Electronics Arts Inc EA and Facebook Inc FB gaming executive.
Netflix’s gaming entry could put it on a collision course with Apple Inc AAPL, which offers its Arcade service separately and as a part of the Apple One bundle.
This week, Apple bolstered Arcade’s library by adding two new titles: “Baldo: the Guardian Owls” and “Asphalt 8: Airborne+.”
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said last month that 2021 would be the “defining year” for gaming.
Price Action: On Thursday, Netflix shares closed nearly 0.5% higher at $550.12 in the regular session.
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