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OnLive Cloud Gaming Now Available On LG Google TVs

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    http://www.androidauthority.com/onlive-cloud-gaming-lg-google-tv-131701/ (click for full article)

    by Robert Nelson on Nov 15, 2012


    It looks like LG has some news for those using a Smart TV with Google TV. Specifically, for those using the G2 Series and fans of gaming - a recent update has brought support for the OnLive gaming service. While we suspect many of the Android Authority readers will be familiar with what OnLive has to offer, for those who don't, they allow users to play games over the cloud without the need for a console.


    One perk of the OnLive service, you have a few options to consider in terms of getting games - you can play demos for free, purchase/rent games on an a la carte basis or become a premium subscriber and get unlimited play time on all the available titles. Another perk, with OnLive you can stop playing on your television and pick up where you left off on another device, including "many" Android tablets.


    With those bits out of the way, lets get back to the LG Smart TV update. This update was delivered over-the-air and users should have already seen it delivered. Or, if you have yet to get it, the update should arrive shortly. The one catch here, this update will only apply to those using the LG G2 TV in the United States. The OnLive app will be found in the Premium Apps menu.


    In addition to the service, you will also need to purchase the OnLive game controller. The controller sells for $50 and is cross-platform compatible."
     
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    Google TV Embedded LG TVs Get OnLive - Two Platforms Trying to Gain Relevance Find New Union | DSLReports.com, ISP Information (click for full article)

    by Karl Bode

    In addition to the suite of changes coming to Google TV, Google now says that GoogleTV embedded LG televisions will also come with embedded OnLive gaming functionality. According to an announcement, this is the first time the software has been embedded in televisions, allowing users to stream top-shelf games without a physical console. From the press release:


    "With the OnLive Wireless Controller (available at onlive.com/controller), LG G2 TV owners in the United States can go to the Premium Apps menu on their TVs and play hundreds of video games on demand. The OnLive catalog includes games from more than 80 publishers, with everything from blockbuster new releases to classic franchises to family-friendly sports, racing and action-adventure games."


    Granted this may not be such a big deal when you consider that that recent data shows that around 50% of connected TVs aren't connected -- in large part because users just want their TVs to be TVs, with more-easily replaceable DVRs, game consoles, and Roku-esque devices doing the heavy lifting. There's also the question of how long OnLive will survive after their recent fishy smelling financial chicanery, which resulted in most of the staff being fired without severance (though some were rehired)."
     
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