Netflix launches new secret upgrade for selected UK users – find out if free perk is available on your TV

NETFLIX makes games playable for a handful of users on TVs and computers — and not just on your smartphone.

Select subscribers in the UK and Canada will be among the lucky few to beta test the new offering.

Verdu called the beta test version "limited"adding that it's meant to test Netflix's new game streaming technology and iPhone-based controller


Verdu called the beta trial “limited,” adding that it’s designed to test Netflix’s new game-streaming technology and iPhone-based controllerPhoto credit: Netflix

Two games are part of the first test: Oxenfree from Night School Studio, a Netflix game studio, and Molehew’s Mining Adventure, a gem mining arcade game.

To see if your account is eligible for the free benefit, simply go to, log in, and see if you see gaming as an option in the coming weeks.

Netflix has been trying to break into the gaming space for a while and just last week unveiled a new game controller app for iOS.

in one blog entry Last night Mike Verdu, vice president of gaming at Netflix, wrote: “To play our games on TV, we’re introducing a controller that we’ve been holding in our hands for most of the day—our phones.”

“Members on PCs and Macs can play on with a keyboard and mouse.”

Check this list to see if your device/TV is compatible with the new feature:

  • Amazon Fire TV streaming media player
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • LG TV
  • Nvidia ShieldTV
  • Roku devices and TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Walmart ONN

Verdu called the beta trial “limited,” adding that it’s designed to test Netflix’s new game-streaming technology and iPhone-based controller.

“By making games available on more devices, we hope to make gaming even easier for our members around the world,” he continued.

“While we’re still in the early stages of our gaming journey, we look forward to bringing joy to our members through games.

“We look forward to hearing our beta testers’ feedback and sharing more as we continue to move forward.”

If you’re disappointed that you missed the beta trial, you need to make sure Netflix knows you want to be included by making a simple setting change.

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