South Korean electronics manufacturer LG has formed an agreement with US cloud gaming specialist OnLive to integrate the latter’s OnLive Game Service into its LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series).
The OnLive app has already started being delivered over the air to the LG G2 Series TVs that are already in homes, and will be preinstalled on future LG Google TVs.
OnLive’s catalogue includes games from more than 80 publishers, ranging from blockbuster new releases to classic franchises to family-friendly sports, racing and action-adventure games.
In addition to instant on-demand gaming, the platform also enables users to continue their OnLive game session on any compatible device – on PC, Mac, many Android tablets, TVs with the OnLive Game System, and now LG G2 TVs – anywhere there is broadband.
OnLive also offers free access to unique social features, such as game spectating in the OnLive Arena, recording ten-second Brag Clip videos of players’ best gaming moments, and sharing videos and Achievements with friends on OnLive and Facebook.
LG seems to be on a roll with its Smart TVs at the moment: Google revealed yesterday that the software update it is rolling out for its Google TV platform (which includes voice search, a personalised guide and improved YouTube app) will be coming to LG devices first.
It’s not just LG though – Samsung is having a good run at the moment in terms of adding new services and capabilities to its Smart TVs: other recently-added partners include music service Spotify, video streaming service Amazon Instant and Scandinavian telco TeliaSonera.