Netflix plans to enter the online gaming industry

Recent news shows that Netflix, one of the world’s leading streaming platforms, plans to venture into the online gaming industry with a new Apple Arcade-style service.

The rumors came after the release of a list of jobs allegedly published by the company, which sought to “hire an executive to oversee an expansion in video games”.

The rumors came after the release of a list of jobs allegedly published by the company, which sought to “hire an executive to oversee an expansion in video games”.

The information shows that the streaming company is interested in launching games through a subscription service, similar to the Apple Arcade. A spokesman for Netflix also replied that the company is “excited” to develop “more content with interactive entertainment”.

The spokesman added: “Our members value the variety and quality of our content. Members also like to be more directly involved with the stories they love – through interactive programs like Bandersnatch and You. Wild or games based on Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel and To All the Boys ”.

Netflix membership and increased betting on eSports

Netflix ended last year with a total of approximately 204 million subscribers. In all, the company reached about 37 million new users in 2020, registering a record increase. The idea of ​​investing in interactive content and entering the eSports industry also has to do with the arrival of new competitors.

With the launch of other expressive platforms, such as Disney + and HBO Max, Netflix seeks to join a niche to distance itself from its direct competitors. And the option for electronic games is justified by the unprecedented expansion presented by this sector in recent years.

With more and more enthusiasts of eSports, Netflix bet on the search for novelties and an even more engaging interaction to grow globally. And this movement ends up corroborating all the attention that bookmakers are paying to electronic sports, diversifying betting options in order to meet this constantly growing demand.