Netflix announced a new feature that has been testing for some time called “Game Handles” to all its users on Wednesday, September 28. It allows users to create usernames similar to other gaming services like Xbox or PlayStation when they are playing its exclusive titles on their gaming service.
The feature was in development before it was rolled out to everyone and was limited to a few game titles like Into The Breach, Bowling Ballers, Mahjong Solitaire, and Heads Up, sort of like beta testing. It allows Netflix users to create a universal username to use while playing games and gives an easy way for the users to add each other and play multiplayer games. The features also open a way to have a leaderboard system in games and add a fun and creative way for the users to express themselves.
Even before the beta testing of the game handles started, people could have already speculated that something like this would be added eventually as a means to add friends and play games together. Netflix never commented on these things at that time and said “exploring different features to enrich the Netflix mobile games experience,” but since the release of game handles, Netflix has announced that “this feature is only the beginning in building a tailored game experience for our members around the world.” which also suggests there might be more features added to Netflix game service.
To create your game handle on Android devices, simply open the “Games” tab on the Netflix app and tap on the banner that says “Create your Netflix game handle.” For iOS devices, download any Netflix game that supports game handles like Rival Pirates and sign in with your Netflix credential; it will allow you to create a Netflix game handle.
Current Netflix game handles supported games include Into The Breach, Bowling Ballers, Mahjong Solitaire, and Heads Up! Netflix Edition and Wild Things: Animal Adventures, Rival Pirates, Lucky Luna and Dominoes Cafe.