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Netflix Begins Game Streaming Experiment for Canadian Users

Netflix has announced that it is starting a trial in Canada to allow users to play games on their televisions and computers. The experiment, which began on Monday with a television launch, will be extended to include access for computers in the coming weeks. This trial is also taking place in the U.K. and is intended to test Netflix's game streaming technology and enhance the player experience.

The test includes two games: Oxenfree, an adventure game, and Molehew's Mining Adventure, a gem-mining arcade game. Users who access the games on their televisions will utilize their phones as controllers, while those playing on their computers can navigate using a keyboard and mouse.

This game streaming experiment comes two years after Netflix's foray into mobile gaming in 2021. However, according to Mike Verdu, the streaming giant's vice-president of games, the company is still at an early stage in its games journey. The purpose of the trial is to gather feedback and improve the streaming technology to provide a better gaming experience for players.

Netflix continues to explore new avenues for growth and diversification beyond its core streaming service. The company's move into gaming is part of its strategy to engage users through various forms of entertainment. With this trial in Canada and the U.K., Netflix aims to enhance its game streaming capabilities and potentially expand its offerings to a wider audience in the future.