LG Google TVs now have integrated OnLive cloud game streaming


LG Smart TV owners may’ve noticed a new application pop up today on their G2 series sets, as OnLive‘s cloud game streaming app is being delivered via an over-the-air update today (first announced at E3 back in June) — it seems that LG Smart TVs are the first to get Google TV’s latest update. Beyond just viewing games, the app allows for actually playing them employing OnLive’s wireless controller (sold separately). Per normal OnLive service, you can demo various games before buying them, and purchases on one OnLive account transfer across its many platforms (PC, Mac, Android tablets, the Microconsole, and LG TVs). The OnLive app can be found in the “Premium Apps” area, and it’ll be pre-installed on future LG sets.

Of course, it’s a question of how long any of this will last, as OnLive’s had a rough 2012 — the company lost the vast majority of its staff and its former CEO back in August. It was subsequently spun off into a separate company to keep from defaulting on its many, many overdue loans.

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