After being integrated into the G2 series LG Smart TVs with Google TV in November, the OnLive cloud gaming service will expand to the new GA6400 and GA7900 LG Smart TV models with Google TV in 2013. Both are set to be revealed at the 2013 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), that will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8-11.
In detail, the GA6400 series will be available in 42-, 47-, 50-, 55- and 60-inch class screen sizes. The premium GA7900 series with the virtually frameless Cinema Screen design that has an undeniably sleek and modern finish will come in 47- and 55-inch class screen sizes.
The OnLive app will come pre-installed on future LG Google TVs including the new GA6400 and GA7900 series, and makes console-quality games instantly playable as part of the TV experience. The OnLive app is the first commercial deployment of instant-response cloud gaming in a TV with no console or set-top box necessary. OnLive already offers something that consoles currently can’t: the ability to continue playing your save games on the go, on nearly any PC or Mac, and many Android tablets.
With the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, LG G2 TV owners in the United States already can go to the Premium Apps menu on their TVs and play hundreds of video games on demand via OnLive. And soon many more will be able to enjoy streamed video gaming with the new GA6400 and GA7900 LG Smart TVs with Google TV.
Uniquely, OnLive makes console-quality gaming truly portable and accessible across multiple platforms. With a single purchase, OnLive games can be played on any OnLive-compatible device—on PCs, Macs, many Android tablets, TVs with the OnLive Game System, LG G2 TVs, and soon on the new GA6400 and GA7900 LG Smart TVs with Google TV—anywhere there is broadband. Users can start a game on one device and continue playing on any other device, with full saved game data intact in the cloud, whenever and wherever they want. OnLive even enables cross-platform multiplayer gaming, so that an LG Google TV owner is able to play with (or against) friends on PCs, Macs and tablets.
The OnLive games 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. OnLive games can be demoed free and purchased or rented a la carte, or players can subscribe to the OnLive PlayPack for unlimited play of more than 200 games, with more titles added monthly. OnLive also offers free access to unique social features, such as game spectating in the OnLive Arena, recording ten-second Brag Clip videos of players’ best gaming moments, and sharing videos and achievements with friends on OnLive and Facebook.
Google’s latest Google TV 3.0 platform and LG’s redesigned Magic Remote Qwerty work together to enhance the effectiveness of Voice Search and the PrimeTime quick guide. The updated Smart Home also adds to the user experience by offering convenient, streamlined access to VoD, YouTube and more apps. Discovering exciting new content from the rich pool of choices available on LG Google TV has never been easier.
“LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do just that,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “They deliver a stellar user experience by merging the latest Google TV platform with LG’s proven Smart TV technology. The result is a comprehensive system that is groundbreaking in its simplicity.”
LG Google TV aims to redefine the user experience. The platform offers the ease of use that recalls the simplicity of earlier television sets. The new Smart Home offers varied types of “cards” that act as folders for apps and other content. The new My Interest Card can even display useful information including real-time weather and customizable news.
The entire user interface can be navigated using the redesigned Magic Remote Qwerty, which combines a complete keyboard with the convenient benefits of the Magic Remote’s point-and-click control. The enhanced natural language recognition incorporated in the revamped remote is a perfect match with Google’s outstanding search functionality. The overall voice-based capabilities multiply the effectiveness of the PrimeTime quick guide to provide an unparalleled user experience and make browsing through the more than 100,000 available movies and TV episodes on LG Google TV a breeze.
LG Smart TV’s L9 chipset with a dual core CPU enables easy menu navigation, fast internet browsing and video streaming. The additional processor power allows the TruPicture XD Engine to process images quickly and precisely, resulting in richer colors, deeper contrast and greater overall picture clarity.
And LG has applied its advanced Cinema Screen design to the premium GA7900 model to offer a sleek, modern look. This design further minimizes width of the bezel, giving the TV a streamlined appearance while creating the impression of a borderless display. Along with the LG Google TV's unique stand design, it integrates perfectly with interior design of a living room.
Also offering Cinema 3D TV functionality, the LG Google TV employs FPR technology to give movie buffs and gamers a great 3D effect without the distracting flicker.
The LG Smart TV with Google TV offers superb connectivity options and can connect to a variety of devices wirelessly. With the latest YouTube app update for Android, smartphones and tablets can be automatically paired with Google TV over the same home network via Wi-Fi, making it easy to send videos from your device to your TV.