Netflix rolls out games to Android devices around the world

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Subscribers on iOS devices will have to wait, but they are "on the way". Photo credit: Getty Images

Netflix has started rolling out its first mobile games to members on Android devices around the world, the company has announced.

The global streaming service revealed in July it was expanding to include games as part of its subscription offering.

Users will get access to the games for no additional cost and with no in-app purchases.

Two of the first five games on offer are related to one of Netflix's biggest hits with Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game joining Shooting Hoops, Card Blast and Teeter Up in the library.

"We love games, whether it's physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle) or Squid Game," Mike Verdu, vice president of game development said.

"And we love entertaining our members. That's why we're excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world.

"We want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone."

Users on iOS are promised access to the games at a later, unspecified date.

If the game selection seems a little sparse at the moment, Netflix says it's going to expand it in the future.

"Just like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you're a beginner or a lifelong gamer," Verdu said.

That will be helped with the purchase of Night School, the developer of Oxenfree, which Netflix bought in September.

Android users will see a dedicated games row and games tab in the app where games can be downloaded.

Some games may require an internet connection while others will be playable offline, the company said.