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Netflix on PS5: Tips plus game adaptations you can binge

To help you level up your Netflix experience on the PS5, here are some tips. Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Can you believe that Sony’s next-generation game console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), is almost here? To help you level up your Netflix experience on the PS5, here are some tips.

And how excited are you that Netflix and Ubisoft have announced a live-action series adaptation of the iconic action RPG (action role-playing game) Assassin’s Creed? While we have to wait for the “Assassin’s Creed” series, we’ll share a list of amazing video game-inspired films and shows you can watch now on Netflix.

Netflix on your PS5

For the first time, PlayStation owners can easily access Netflix through a dedicated button on the PS5 media remote. It instantly grants you access to the service with just one click of the button. Also, the PS5’s control center has a dedicated space for your TV and media apps. Netflix can be found in this dedicated media space, making it easier to access the app (the app will be available on the console’s launch day). 

Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

To watch Netflix on your PS5, simply log in with your existing account details on the app and start streaming! If you’re new to Netflix, simply head over to netflix.com/signup, choose your desired plan, input your email, password, and payment method. Mission accomplished! You can now set forth on your quest to explore countless films, documentaries, and TV series. 

Pressing the PS key on your controller brings you back to your control center or homepage, and clicking it again while on your homepage returns you to the currently opened game or application (in this case, Netflix).

Navigating through the console would be easy for a veteran. But even for new users, learning to navigate Netflix through your DualSense controller is quite straightforward. The arrow keys function as your directional buttons, and clicking the X button confirms a selection, while pressing the O button cancels or sends you back.

Video game adaptations

Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

Now that we’re all set up, learning how to maximize your Netflix experience is key. One useful tip is to utilize the My List option. Through this, you can curate your own mini library of titles that you can easily access. For instance, when you need a break from gaming.

Here are some video game adaptation titles on Netflix that you might like.

Image credit: Production still from 'Dad of Light'. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Image credit: Production still from ‘Dad of Light’. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Dad of Light” is a Japanese series based on the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV (which is confirmed to be available on the PS5). The story revolves around a father and a son who found themselves bonding while playing the globally acclaimed game.

Image credit: Production still from 'The Witcher'. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Image credit: Production still from ‘The Witcher’. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

The Witcher” is a live adaptation of the fantasy novels written Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which was also adapted into a series of action RPG games across multiple gaming platforms. The epic tale follows the quests and adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Image credit: Production still from 'Castlevania'. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Image credit: Production still from ‘Castlevania’. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Castlevania” is a three-season anime series based on the well-known classic platform game. It is a story of a vampire hunter fighting endless hordes of monsters controlled by Dracula himself.

Dragon Quest: Your Story” is an animated movie based on the popular JRPG (Japanese role-playing game) Dragon Quest. The movie follows the adventures of the hero and also touches on the usual gaming themes of family and friendship.

Good vs evil

Image credit: Production still from 'Dragon’s Dogma'. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Image credit: Production still from ‘Dragon’s Dogma’. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Dragon’s Dogma” is an adaptation of the 2012 PS3 game which revolves around Ethan and his quest to slay the dragon that attacked his village.

Image credit: Key art from 'Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness'. Photo courtesy of Netflix.
Image credit: Key art from ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” is a soon-to-arrive Netflix Original Anime series based on the popular 1996 PlayStation zombie-shooter game. The horror-action series will focus on the popular Resident Evil characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Click the bell button to immediately add this show to your list, and be notified the moment it arrives on the service.

Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

You can also test the mettle of the search option. Apart from inputting specific titles into the search bar, did you know you can key in related terms like “video games” or “animation” and find amazing titles that you may be looking for? You can also key in the name of your favorite actors to see what films or series of theirs are available on Netflix. 

Happy streaming, gamers!