Netflix has launched public testing of its cloud gaming service. The video streaming juggernaut announced the limited beta via its Netflix.com blog. As stated by VP of Netflix Games Mike Verdu,
We are working hard to meet members where they are with an accessible, smooth, and ubiquitous service. Today, we’re taking the first step in making games playable on every device where our members enjoy Netflix — TVs, computers, and mobile.
The beta will be available for a small group on select TVs in the U.K. and Canada, and on PC and Mac via the web. Two games will be available to stream with the beta’s launch: Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure.
These games will be playable on TV by using your smartphone as a controller. You may recall earlier this month we reported that Netflix had launched a new Game Controller App that allowed for such a function; now we get to see it in action, or at least those lucky enough to be part of the beta will.
By making games available on more devices, we hope to make games even easier to play for our members around the world. While we’re still very early in our games journey, we’re excited to bring joy to members with games.
This foray into cloud gaming is part of the company’s ongoing endeavor to diversify its offerings with video games. Netflix also looks to considerably expand its mobile game catalog throughout the year.