Games on TV and on Netflix.com

Games on TV and on PCs/Macs through Netflix.com is a beta experience available to a small subset of members in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, and Germany on select devices. Through this beta, we're testing our game streaming technology and controller to make games playable across all devices where you enjoy Netflix.

If you have a games row when browsing Netflix on your TV or in a web browser on Netflix.com, it means your account is in the beta and your device meets the hardware requirements.

Required setup

If you're in the beta and want to play, select an option below to see other requirements:

Games on TV

  • A stable internet connection. We recommend a wired connection with download speeds of 10 Mbps or higher.

  • A mobile device to be used as a game controller through the N-Controller app on iPhone or iPad or the Netflix App on Android.

  • One of select supported devices from our initial partners:

    • Amazon Fire TV streaming media players

    • Chromecast with Google TV

    • LG Smart TVs

    • Roku devices and TVs (models)

    • Samsung Smart TVs

    • Nvidia Shield TV

    • Xfinity 4k devices

    • Xumo devices and TVs

    Note:
    You may need to install the latest updates for your TV and the Netflix app.

Games on Netflix.com

  • A stable internet connection. We recommend download speeds of 10 Mbps or higher.

  • A computer with mouse or trackpad and keyboard.

  • Must use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser.

How to connect your phone or tablet to use as a TV game controller

You'll need to use your mobile phone or tablet as a controller while playing games on TV. Other controllers aren't supported at this time.

Android phone or tablet

  1. On your TV, select a game you want to play, then select Play Game.

  2. Using your phone or tablet, open the camera app and point it at the TV to scan the QR code.

  3. Tap the link that appears. If you don’t have the Netflix app yet, you will be taken to its download page.

    1. Tap Install. Once the app is installed, tap Open.

    2. Sign into your Netflix account.

    3. Scan the QR code using your camera app again.

  4. Your controller and TV will now be connected and the game will start. 

Note:
You'll need to scan the QR code using your mobile device each time you start a game.

iPhone or iPad

  1. On your TV, select a game you want to play, then select Play Game.

  2. Using your iPhone or iPad, open the camera app and point it at the TV to scan the QR code.

  3. Tap the link that appears. If you don’t have the N-Controller app yet, you will be taken to its download page.

    1. Tap Install. Once the app is installed, tap Open.

    2. Scan the QR code using your camera app again.

  4. Your controller and TV will now be connected and the game will start. 

Note:
You'll need to scan the QR code using your mobile device each time you start a game.

Available games

Games currently available on TV and on Netflix.com: 

OXENFREE

A fun night partying takes a supernatural turn for the teens of Camena High. Unlock the mysteries of a ghostly rift in this choice-driven thriller.

Genre: Adventure

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across all Netflix versions on TV, Netflix.com, iPhone and iPad, and Android.

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: Go to the the game’s detail page on your TV or browser to check the age rating.

Languages: English

Developer: Night School Studio, a Netflix Game Studio

Link Twin

Where one goes, the other follows. Guide mysterious twins through a world of evolving landscapes and mind-bending puzzles in this brain teaser of a game.

Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Amber Studio

Mole Gem Mayhem

Goggles up, drills down! Watch out for that hot molten magma and other pesky obstacles while you’re mining for gems in this wacky arcade game.

Genre: Arcade

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Pipeworks

Reigns

What kind of monarch are you? Field a deluge of requests from your subjects to find out. But beware — your choices will make or break the family legacy.

Genre: Card Game / Strategy

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Devolver Digital, Nerial Limited

Reigns: Three Kingdoms

Your decisions on the throne shape high-stakes negotiations, military alliances and more in this game continuation inspired by Han dynasty history.

Genre: Card Game / Strategy

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Devolver Digital, Nerial Limited

Rocket

Genre: Arcade

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Tech Lab

Story Warriors: Fairy Tales

Something's amiss in the world of fairy tales. Set things right by magically bringing words to life to solve puzzles in this narrative adventure game.

Genre: Interactive Story / Puzzle

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Dreams Uncorporated

The Almost Gone

In this game, you're somewhere between life and death. Dig deep into memories and other clues in a dark suburbia to unlock the mystery behind your fate.

Genre: Interactive Story / Puzzle

Number of players: Single player

Cloud saves: Yes, across TV and Netflix.com

Resolution: Up to 720p

Age rating: All ages

Languages: English

Developer: Playdigious, Happy Volcano

Exiting games

  • On TV: Using your mobile device controller, press the Netflix button netflix button, then select Exit Game. Or, using your TV remote, press the back button, then select Exit Game.

  • On Netflix.com: Press Shift+Tab on your keyboard, then click Exit Game.

Game maintenance

Games on TV and on Netflix.com might be temporarily unavailable while we perform updates or fixes. If you get a message that says, "We can't play games right now" or if a game you want to play is missing from your games row, unfortunately, it means the game is undergoing maintenance. Try playing the game again later.

Troubleshooting/Issues

Since Games on TV and on Netflix.com is a beta experience, you may experience some issues. These options may help fix common problems:

Internet connection issues

While playing a game, you might get a message that says, "Your connection is unstable." If this message happens often or doesn't go away, follow these steps.

Restart your home network
  1. Turn off your device, then unplug your modem and router from power.

  2. After 30 seconds, plug in your modem and router.

  3. Wait 1 minute, then turn on your device.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Note:
Some devices, modems, and routers might take longer to reconnect to the Internet.

Account stream limit reached

When starting a game, you might get a message that says, "Too many people are playing games on your account right now."

To fix the problem, on another device in your household playing a game on TV or on Netflix.com, stop playing the game or close the Netflix app, then try again.

Too many people playing

When starting a game, you might get a message that says, "Too many people are playing right now." This can happen if demand for this game is high. Try playing the game again later.

Report a problem or share feedback

Your feedback is critical to help us improve your experience. To report a problem or share feedback you can:

  • Provide feedback after you exit a game session, through your mobile device controller or keyboard and mouse.

  • Contact us for more help. 

Information Collection and Processing

In addition to what is described in the Netflix Privacy Statement, when you use Games on TV and on Netflix.com, we automatically receive and store information about the Netflix app, device, and the Netflix account (if you are logged in) used to play the game. If you use a mobile device as a controller, the gameplay information is linked to the Netflix account on which the Netflix Game on TV is running. We use this information in accordance with the Netflix Privacy Statement.

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