OnLive gaming coming to Google TV, LG Smart TV G2 Series to be the first | Android and Me (click for full article) "OnLive has been around for a couple years now delivering console level gaming on lower end hardware by offloading most of the hard work to OnLive's servers and then just streaming it to your device. The catch of course is that you need a pretty fast connection (at least 5 Mbps) to make it run smoothly. OnLive announced that they would be coming to Android about one year ago and finally released their cloud gaming service for Android phones and tablets back in December. Unfortunately that did not extend to Google TV which is already hooked up to your TV (or is inside your TV) and could immediately start doing duty as a console replacement. Well OnLive has announced at E3 that the full OnLive app is finally coming to Google TV and that the LG Smart TV with Google TV (Series 2) will be the first to get it. It will support up to four controllers at once, so no listening to your friends whine that it's their turn. The service currently offers over 200 titles and allows you to demo almost any game for 30 minutes to get a taste. The app itself is free, but you buy games or rent access to them for 3-5 days. You can also opt to pay for their PlayPack subscription which gives you unlimited access to basically every title for $9.99 a month. No additional launch details at the moment and unfortunately they didn't mention when OnLive would make it on to other Google TVs, but we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available. I realize the hardcore gamers are unlikely to replace their consoles or gaming PCs anytime soon, but what about you casual gamers? Would the availability of OnLive make you any more likely to take a look at a Google TV rather than a 360, PS3 or Wii(U)?"