According to Moser, the iOS app apparently contains code that says, “A game on your TV needs a controller to play. Do you want to use this phone as a game controller?”
Netflix first launched its mobile gaming service in late 2021, saying earlier this month that it has released 55 games so far with 40 more coming this year. But those games are only playable on iOS and Android devices – they’re not available on screens like TVs or laptops. Using your phone as a controller would be one way Netflix should release its own game controller, as Google did for its now-defunct Stadia service. Netflix also said this month that work on a cloud gaming service is “ongoing” after the company first announced it was “seriously exploring” the 2022 project, and you might be able to use your phone to play cloud games. games from that service.
Netflix spokesperson Chrissy Kelleher declined to comment.