Netflix has launched a mysterious new gaming controller app for iOS on the App Retailer, as reported by TechCrunch. The free app, merely referred to as “Netflix Recreation Controller,” might be downloaded now and says you possibly can “hook up with your TV to play” however doesn’t but have a listed appropriate recreation.
The app’s description says that you just’ll be capable to use it to play Netflix video games in your TV. “Coming quickly to Netflix,” the outline says. “Play video games in your TV with the Netflix Recreation Controller. This Recreation Controller app pairs together with your TV and permits you to play video games on Netflix utilizing your cellphone or cellular gadget.”
Should you obtain and launch the app, it asks you to decide on a recreation in your TV and comply with instructions to attach, which at the moment doesn’t do something. The app’s splash display screen additionally factors out that “Netflix Video games on TV are in beta” and that “some units is probably not supported right now.”
That’s it. That’s what it does. Screenshot: Umar Shakir / The Verge
Netflix hasn’t precisely been shy about hinting within the course of video games on TV. Netflix’s VP of exterior video games, Leanne Loombe, stated earlier this 12 months that Netflix desires to make its video games “playable on each Netflix gadget that you’ve.” Loombe additionally confirmed that work on a Netflix cloud gaming service was “underway” following Netflix VP of video games Mike Verdu’s October announcement that the corporate is “severely exploring” beginning one — that cloud gaming service may theoretically be a method to play Netflix video games in your TV.
Netflix spokesperson Chrissy Kelleher declined to remark to The Verge. In the intervening time, the sport controller app shouldn’t be accessible within the Google Play Retailer.