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Netflix games: beta extended to US audience

The Netflix gaming interface, including mobile phone controller.

Netflix has started rolling out its game streaming beta in the US to a “limited” number of users, according to an October 16 blog update.

The beta was previously only available in the UK and Canada.

The streaming giant announced it was extending its play-test audiences to the US – the world’s biggest gaming market – with a one-line update to an August 15 post from its VP of Games Mike Verdu. 

“We are now beginning to roll this limited beta test to the US,” the update read. 

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No other information about the US beta was shared, but in the UK and Canada, testers were given access to two games directly on their TVs, or computers via the cloud. 

The two games were Oxenfree from Netflix’s Night School Studio and Molehew’s Mining Adventure. 

To access the beta, players had to download Netflix’s dedicated controller app on their iOS or Android phones. 

For web-based gaming, testers can use a mouse and keyboard.

The streamed games are compatible with specific devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Roku devices, and TVs, among others. 

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