Recently we have seen a bigger push by TV manufacturers with devices that connect us to the internet with a variety of content. There are even devices that allow consumers to turn older sets into Smart TVs. Today for gaming fans we have news that cloud gaming service OnLive is to come inside future Google TVs.
OnLive has been around for a while now and launched in the UK earlier this year, and now Google has announced that the service will come bundled on the Google TV platform. Gamers that use the platform get the chance to play full game titles via a cloud after signing up to a subscription, which then does away with downloading or buying physical media.
There are some big titles available on the platform such as Batman: Arkham City among others. According to TechRadar Google TV owners will just have to purchase the OnLive Wireless Controller that costs $49.99/£39.99 from the OnLive website.
For now the full service won’t be available but users will be able to navigate the ‘viewer’ that allows access to the OnLive social features. Vizio will be the first company to offer sets with the OnLive service built in. Gamers get the chance to try out the service by playing any of the 200 games available for thirty minutes before signing up to the service.
Cloud gaming is likely to come even more popular as more devices connect to the internet straight out of the box. Have you used the OnLive service?