Netflix’s next move could be game streaming


Netflix is known for their streaming videos like TV shows and movies, and now it looks like the company could be thinking about leveraging their streaming expertise and apply it to games by creating their own cloud game streaming service.

This was revealed by the company’s VP of games Mike Verdu during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday. According to Verdu, he was quoted as saying:

“We’re very seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering so that we can reach members on TVs and on PCs. We’re going to approach this the same way we did with mobile, which is start small, be humble, be thoughtful, and then build out. But it is a step we think we should take to meet members where they are on the devices where they consume Netflix.”

What’s interesting about this is that not too long ago, Google themselves called it quits on game streaming, so if a tech giant like Google couldn’t make it, we have to wonder if Netflix can. Netflix got into games not too long ago in an attempt to make their services more appealing, but despite their efforts, it seems not many subscribers care or know about their games.

But like we said, Netflix does have quite a bit of experience in streaming so maybe that might succeed where Google failed. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see, but what do you think? Would you be interested in a Netflix game streaming service?

Source: The Verge

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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