Netflix testing out cloud gaming services on more devices

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A recent blog post from the VP of Games at Netflix reveals that the company is now testing their cloud gaming services on various devices like TVs, PC and Macs using the supported browser on the official Netflix website.

The testing, however, is limited to select users in Canada and the UK and currently only have Oxenfree from Night School Studio and Molehew’s Mining Adventure, a gem-mining arcade game in the limited beta test.

While players can use a mouse and keyboard for playing games on Macs and PCs, players who use smart TVs can use their mobile devices as a controller. This is done to provide a more effortless, engaging gaming experience to its users.

The company is already delving into the gaming industry with multiple acquisitions in the last year. Netflix now has six in-house game studios, counting the recently acquired Night School Studio and Spry Fox.

Modern gaming giants like Microsoft and Nvidia are also pushing for cloud gaming services as they provide gamers with access to several popular games at a low price without requiring a powerful device.

As of now, Netflix is not competing with these gaming giants in terms of scope as it is not a full-fledged gaming company. However, they do aim to provide a great gaming experience to users.

The acquisition is not the only way the company is increasing studios as it opened new internal game studios in California and Finland while also focusing its expansion in the cloud gaming sector. While the games are just casual titles, they include some of the most beloved gaming titles.

The company have already released several games in its game library and announced many more, including some of the most popular titles like Highwater, Terra Nil, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

The most recent addition to its game library includes The Queens’ Gambit Chess. With this, the company has added over 60 games to its library. Gaming is already reaching the top worldwide, and it is prime time for Netflix to become one of the best platforms to provide casual and cloud gaming services.