Netflix has begun a small beta test for game streaming in Canada and the United Kingdom. Participants can stream two games on PCs and TVs. The company has already been offering smartphone games for download to users.
‘A small number’ of users in the two countries can start streaming games on Windows and Mac PCs via the browser and on TVs starting Monday. Certain LG and Samsung TVs are compatible with this beta test, as well as Chromecast with Google TV and Nvidia Shield TV. When playing games on TVs, players can use their smartphones as controllers. On PCs, input is done through keyboard and mouse.
With this beta test, Netflix aims to test game streaming technology and controllers. The company plans to expand game streaming to more devices in the future. During the test, players can experience Oxenfree, a game from Netflix’s own game studio, and the gem mining game Molehew’s Mining Adventure. In October of last year, Netflix stated that it was ‘seriously’ exploring cloud gaming for PCs and TVs.