Google TV is a smart TV platform from Google in partnership with other companies like Intel, Sony and Logitech (News - Alert). Google TV combines Google’s Android operating system and the Linux version of Google Chrome browser and provides an interactive television overlay along with the current internet television and WebTV sites.
Recently, OnLive, a provider of on-demand cloud gaming, stated that the company showcased the OnLive Game Service on the next-generation LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 (News - Alert) Series) from LG Electronics at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), this week.
Bringing together the power of the Google TV platform with the speed of LG’s new L9 dual-core chipset and a user-friendly interface, the LG G2 Series is touted be the first LG Smart TV with Google (News - Alert) TV model to project OnLive on-demand gameplay as an important element of the consumer experience.
The service will make numerous top rated video games from more than 60 publishers playable on-demand, without a console or PC as it makes use of the power of LG’s L9 dual-core processor, the company stated in a press release.
“It’s always been our mission to make top-quality gaming accessible to everyone, everywhere,” said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO, OnLive, in a company press release. “OnLive adds no cost to LG Smart TVs, but delivers a full console-class experience. We’re excited to make on-demand top-tier gaming an integral part of the living room entertainment system on LG’s state-of-the-art TVs.”
Recently, the company announced the OnLive Desktop Plus service. The free OnLive Desktop App, currently available on iPad, provides excellent, media-rich, instant-response Windows applications. These applications include Microsoft (News - Alert) Word, Excel and PowerPoint software. With OnLive Desktop Plus, the iPad becomes 100 percent Flash compatible. OnLive Desktop Plus makes use of OnLive's patented instant-action cloud gaming technology to run remotely on PCs in the cloud that are connected by Gigabit Ethernet to the Internet.
Edited by Brooke Neuman