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Netflix Just Released Its First 2 Games to Subscribers: Is This a Game-Changer for the Stock?

By Jose Najarro – Aug 27, 2021 at 7:00AM

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Netflix subscribers in Poland are now able to try the new content.

Today's video looks at Netflix (NFLX 0.94%) and recent news about its gaming future. In its most recent earnings reported on July 20, Netflix stated that it would bring new experiences to its subscribers in the form of games. On Aug. 26, Netflix released games for a small group of subscribers. Here are some highlights from the video. 

  1. Netflix has released two mobile games based on its original series Stranger Things. The games are only available to subscribers in Poland using an Android-based system to download the game. 
  2. Netflix has stated that this is still in very early phases, and the platform's development will continue. At the moment, the games are only available if downloaded. Based on Netflix's streaming technology, a possible upgrade of the platform could eliminate the need to download the games and stream the games instead, similar to its video content. 
  3. Netflix has no plans of putting ads on the games or monetizing them in any other way. The games are meant to provide another form of entertainment experience for its current subscribers. 

Click the video below for my full thoughts and analysis. 

*Stock prices used were the midday prices of Aug. 26, 2021. The video was published on Aug. 26, 2021.


 

Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Jose Najarro owns shares of Alphabet (C shares). The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), and Netflix. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Jose is an affiliate of The Motley Fool and may be compensated for promoting its services. If you choose to subscribe through his link, he will earn some extra money that supports his channel. His opinions remain his own and are unaffected by The Motley Fool.

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