Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
Netflix has also stepped down into the market, to launch its own games along with streaming movies. Yet last week the company announced the release of their Netflix games via the Netflix mobile app. As the company is now working to roll out games for its iOS users. Apple’s App Store guidelines, according to Mark Gurman, will preclude Netflix from making games available through its app.
Netflix’s games will be accessible on the App Store in the near future. These games are available as standalone downloadable applications on the Google Play Store.
Apple prohibits third-party apps from acting as a game center, which has sparked debate among cloud gaming providers such as Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Google Stadia. Only by delivering their games through a web app, as Facebook has done, can cloud gaming firms get past this.
Netflix will skirt Apple’s regulations by making its games available on the App Store, according to Gurman’s monthly Power On newsletter. This implies that you won’t be able to install or play games through the Netflix app; instead, you’ll be able to launch them.
On Android, the service works like this: the games are nicely bundled in a dedicated tab within the Netflix app, but must be downloaded separately from the Google Play Store. While this configuration is adequate, it is not ideal for an all-in-one gaming service. Users should have the ability to download and play games directly from the service. As a result, Gurman expects Netflix to move its games to the cloud in the near future.
Again, this would be great for Android, but Apple’s regulations make cloud gaming virtually hard to succeed, forcing providers to rely on rudimentary web applications. It’s unclear what will happen to Netflix on iOS if and when the streaming service embraces cloud gaming.
Gurman says, “Apple will need to change its rules or grant Netflix an exemption,” “That leaves the ultimate success of Netflix’s service in the hands of Apple, a longtime partner but also a growing rival.”
It is being said that yet there is no fixed timeline for the release. Meanwhile, the company has previously stated through Twitter that its game services will be available for iOS devices in the near future.