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Netflix to make mobile game titles available on App Store for iOS users: Reports

Apple’s App Store policies prevent third-party apps from behaving as a centre for games.

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Mumbai: Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it is making four mobile gaming titles available to Android OS subscribers worldwide. The company is working on an iOS version however Apple’s App Store policies may prevent it from making these games available via its app.

App Store policies bar third-party apps from functioning as a centre for games. Netflix’s mobile games are currently available on Android via a dedicated tab on the Netflix app and users are only able to launch the games from within the app. These games have to be downloaded individually from the Google Play Store.

According to a report by ANI, Netflix plans to skirt Apple’s policies by making its games available via the App Store. This means that the games won’t be downloadable or playable via the Netflix app. Users will only be able to launch them from there.  

Other platforms such as Facebook have got around these policies by developing a web app for their games. Cloud gaming services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia Geforce Now, and Google Stadia have been unable to offer their games from within their apps.

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