Netflix Launches Three More Mobile Games, Including First-Person Shooter

Netflix March 22 announced the availability of three more mobile video games, including the streamer’s inaugural first-person shooter title. The SVOD pioneer has quietly upped its gaming profile in an effort to attract new subscribers in the U.S. — it’s most-saturated market.

Netflix, which last November launched its first mobile games, including Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast and Teeter Up, recently acquired Finland-based publisher Next Games, which accounts for several games based on “The Walking Dead” zombie series.

Netflix’s new games include sequel Into the Dead 2: Unleashed, which puts the gun in the player’s hand to combat zombies; This Is a True Story, a puzzle about an African woman’s challenge to find water for her family; and Shatter Remastered, a reboot of Shatter, the 2009 title released on the Sony PlayStation 3 platform.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

The titles can be download directly from the Netflix mobile app or directly from the Apple or Google app store. Android mobile users will see a dedicated games row and a games tab where they can select any game to download. Apple iOS mobile users will see a dedicated games row where you can select any game to download.

Tablet users will see a dedicated games link, or they can select games from the categories drop down menu to download and play.

Quibi App Downloads Top 830,000 After Three Days

After a sluggish start, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s ambitious, mobile-centric SVOD platform, Quibi, appears to be gaining consumer traction, generating 830,000 app downloads since its April 6 launch, according to new data from Sensor Tower.

Quibi, which stands for “quick bites,” is backed by $1.75 billion investor capital affording it with original short-form (no longer than 10 minutes) content from top producers such as Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro, among others.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Quibi reportedly was the sixth-ranked app on Google Play through April 9; 20th among free apps on the App Store.

Follow us on Instagram

While the numbers appear promising, they’re also reflective of free 90-day trial periods and heavy cross promotions with T-Mobile and other carriers. As such, Quibi is reportedly not giving any official comment on the download numbers.

After a trial period, Quibi costs $4.99 per month with advertising; $7.99 for an ad-free subscription.

Disney+ Mobile App Downloaded 15.5 Million Times in First Two Weeks

The Disney+ mobile app has been downloaded 15.5 million times in its first two weeks of availability, according to a Nov. 26 report from Apptopia.

The mobile app has generated $5 million through in-app purchases, according to the company’s estimates. Apptopia revenue data is calculated post app store fees. The numbers don’t include subscribers who downloaded to devices such as Apple TV or Roku.

Disney+ has been ranking No. 1 overall in the U.S. iOS and Google Play app stores since its launch, according to Apptopia. It has been No. 1 in iOS grossing ranks since Nov. 19 and since Nov. 20 on Google Play.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Australia and New Zealand were able to start watching Disney+ originals such as The Mandalorian Nov. 19. Disney+ has been ranking No. 1 overall in both app stores in both countries since launch.