Netflix officially got into gaming by carrying out a mobile game help for Android users earlier this month.
According to The Verge, while Netflix said it’s working with an iOS version of the assistance, Apple’s App Store policies will prevent Netflix from making games available from its app.
Apple bans third-party applications from working as a center for games, which has turned into a disputed matter which has become a point of contention with cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Google Stadia.
Cloud gaming services can only get around this by offering their games through a web application, actually like Facebook has as of now done.
According to sources, Netflix will sneak around Apple’s standards by making its games available by means of the App Store. this means that games won’t be downloadable or playable from the Netflix app — you’ll only be able to launch them from there.
The service currently functions in this way on Android; the games are neatly packaged in a dedicated tab on the Netflix app but are downloaded individually from the Google Play Store.
While this setup is fine, it isn’t great for an all-in-one gaming service. Users should have the option to download and play games from within the service itself. Netflix might eventually bring its games to the cloud.
Again, this would turn out great for Android, yet Apple’s policies make it almost impossible for cloud gaming to thrive, forcing services to settle for measly web apps. If and when Netflix decides to embrace cloud gaming, it’s unclear what will happen to the service on iOS.