Netflix Launches GTA Trilogy Mobile: Play GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas

Netflix GTA Trilogy Mobile

The dynamic and ever-evolving world of video games has just been enhanced with a particularly captivating announcement for fans of the iconic Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series. Netflix, a major player in the streaming sector, recently announced an initiative that is sure to excite mobile gaming enthusiasts. The company has successfully acquired the broadcasting rights to "Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition." This compilation includes three flagship titles from the GTA series - GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas, all of which will be playable on mobile phones.

This recent development means that Netflix subscribers will soon be able to immerse themselves in these legendary games via their smartphones or tablets. These titles, which revolutionized the video game world with their open worlds and captivating stories, will be made available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers on iOS and Android devices, starting December 14. This initiative fits perfectly into Netflix's diversification strategy, which aims to expand its offerings beyond films and series and establish itself as a key player in the mobile gaming market.

Netflix's foray into the mobile video game arena, a rapidly growing sector, is a significant step for the company. For veteran GTA players, it's an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover these classics with increased accessibility and convenience, thanks to mobile technology. This news also comes as anticipation builds for the release of Grand Theft Auto 6, creating additional buzz among the GTA fan community.

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GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and San Andreas on iOS

However, this new venture by Netflix into the mobile gaming world with the Grand Theft Auto series comes with an important caveat: these classic titles - GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas - will not be available on all mobile devices. Indeed, to fully enjoy these iconic games, Netflix subscribers will need to have relatively recent models of smartphones or tablets. This limitation is due to the technical requirements of these games, which demand high performance and advanced hardware specifications to operate optimally. Thus, while this initiative offers an exciting new perspective for GTA fans, it also highlights the importance of owning a latest-generation mobile device to enjoy this enriching gaming experience.

Here are the important considerations for playing the different GTA titles on iOS:

  • Operating System Compatibility
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Classification and Content
  • Privacy Policy
  • Application Size

Operating System Compatibility: The game requires iOS 16.0 or later for iPhones and iPadOS 16.0 or later for iPads. This means users must ensure their device is up to date with the latest version of Apple's operating system.

Hardware Requirements: The game requires a device equipped with the A12 Bionic chip or a newer version. This specific chip requirement limits access to the game to newer and more powerful iPhone and iPad models capable of handling the graphical and gameplay improvements of the game.

Classification and Content: The game is rated 17+, due to frequent/intense realistic violence, sexual content or nudity, mature/suggestive themes, occasional/mild drug or alcohol use, and simulated gambling. Users should be aware of this rating and content before downloading the game.

Privacy Policy: According to the developer's privacy policy, certain data may be collected and linked to the user's identity, including location information, contact information, user content, identifiers, usage data, and diagnostics.

Application Size: The applications range in size from 1.7 GB to 2.9 GB. GTA 3 is 1.7 GB, GTA San Andreas is 2.9 GB, and GTA Vice City is 2.8 GB, meaning users need to have sufficient free storage on their device to download and install the game.

List of iOS devices that can download the GTA games

The oldest iPhone that has the A12 Bionic chip and is compatible with at least iOS 16 is the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. These models were introduced in 2018 and are equipped with the A12 Bionic chip. They are also compatible with the iOS 16 update, allowing users to benefit from the latest features and security enhancements offered by Apple.

Below is a list of the latest iPhone and iPad models to play GTA:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone 14

Tablets that can play GTA:

  • iPad Pro 11 inches (1st generation and subsequent)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (3rd generation and subsequent)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Mini (6th generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (10th generation)

If you see your mobile device on this list, you are eligible to play GTA!