Netflix is ​​exploring cloud gaming as it looks for new hires – TechCrunch

Netflix is ​​asking for help from cloud gaming specialists in its recent job listings, a possible hint of what’s in store for its upcoming gaming venture. As noted by Protocolthe company hunts for a security product manager with experience in solving “cloud gaming problems”, a imaging engineer who can support Netflix’s “cloud gaming service” and other related positions.

If the company were to launch a cloud gaming service similar to PlayStation Now, Google Stadia or Amazon Luna, it would help it expand beyond mobile devices, bringing its games to TVs and PCs without depending on game consoles.

Netflix told TechCrunch: “We are always looking for great talent to join our team and are constantly exploring new product opportunities to improve our members’ experience. At the moment, we have nothing more to share.”

The streamer continues to expand its library of mobile games with the help of recent launches “In the breach” and “Behind your eyes”, among others. According to Apptopia, less than 1% of Netflix’s subscriber base play its mobile games, even though they are free to those with a Netflix account. The streaming service has around 221 million subscribersand only an average of 1.7 million users play Netflix games daily.

Although its mobile games are not exactly popular, perhaps the cloud gaming service will attract the attention of more gamers.

The cloud gaming market continues to grow as gamers flock to cloud gaming services as they can access games without paying for expensive hardware. The global cloud gaming market is expected to reach a whopping $20.94 billion by 2030, according to market research store Research and markets. Last year, the global market for cloud games was 1.6 billion dollars in income.

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