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Google TV to come with OnLive as standard

Thu 12 Jan 2012 4:24am GMT / 11:24pm EST / 8:24pm PST
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Cloud gaming service partners with internet giant

All Google TVs will come with integrated cloud gaming service OnLive as standard, the two companies have announced.

The OnLive viewing app is already available for Google TV, with on-demand gaming to be integrated shortly, along with support for the OnLive controller.

"We're excited that OnLive will be making the highest-quality videogames available to all Google TV users," said Shanna Prevé of Google TV content partnerships.

"OnLive's groundbreaking instant-play service truly demonstrates the versatility and power of Google TV."

The move comes in the same week that rival cloud gaming firm Gaikai announced a similar partnership with LG Electronics.

"OnLive integration into Google TV is a huge leap forward for videogames," said Steve Perlman, OnLive founder and CEO.

"Consumers have come to expect instant gratification with music, movies and video. Now, with OnLive, players in the US and soon in the UK can just as easily stream the highest-quality games to their Google TV devices for play instantly on demand, without discs or downloads."

4 Comments

Andrew Benton

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The ramifications of a successful GoogleTV launch are now even more far stretching... just think of the effect on platform gaming a streaming service will have. I wonder if AppleTV is considering anything similar?

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Patrick Frost
QA Project Monitor

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Apple TV? Is that a sideways stab at the fact that so far OnLive iOS is still yet to appear?

Posted:2 years ago

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Wesley Williams
Quality Assurance

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I would assume any Apple Television Set would be compatible with the AppStore and so also see an OnLive app available for it. If other TV manufacturers can also host an OnLive app, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo should be very afraid.

Posted:2 years ago

#3
Assuming that GoogleTV can/will run Android ... then all OnLive need is a Android app ... which already exists.

This will be interesting, just the other day I read that by the end of this year the majority of TVs in stores will be running Android...

Posted:2 years ago

#4

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