After being integrated into the G2 series LG Smart TVs with Google TV in November, the OnLive cloud gaming service will come pre-installed in the new G3 series GA6400 and GA7900 LG Smart TV models with Google TV in the US, that are expected to start shipping in the first quarter of this year. The OnLive cloud gaming service was demonstrated on the upcoming LG G3 Smart TVs that are running Google’s latest Google TV 3.0 platform at CES 2013 last week.
OnLive combines the power of the Google TV platform with the speed of LG's L9 chipset with a dual core CPU and a new user-friendly interface, making console-quality games instantly playable as part of the TV experience—no discs, downloads or console required. The G3 series is LG's first TV to make OnLive cloud gaming an integral part of an out-of-the-box offering.
The LG G3 series Smart TV line consists of the GA6400 and GA7900 series of TVs. 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.
Unique to OnLive, an LG Google TV owner can play with or against friends on PCs, Macs and Android tablets. Users can even start a game on one device and continue playing on any other OnLive compatible device, with full saved game data intact in the cloud, whenever and wherever they want. Gamers will need to purchase the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller if they want to game via OnLive on the new LG G3 series Smart TV line with the OnLive App accessible from the Premium Apps menu on their TVs.
The growing OnLive games catalog of over 300 titles 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. Players can also 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.
“LG’s dual-core performance Google TVs, coupled with OnLive’s innovative games-on-demand service, makes access to the latest videogame entertainment quicker and easier than ever before,” said Georg Rasinski, Director of Home Entertainment Brand Management, LG Electronics USA. “By integrating cloud gaming into our powerful G3 series TVs, the entertainment possibilities for consumers are virtually limitless.”
“Our partnership with LG demonstrates the exciting future for cloud gaming as an integrated offering for connected TVs,” said Gary Lauder, the Chairman of OnLive. “OnLive’s proven gaming on-demand technology enables consumers to enjoy a vast catalog of console-quality games, with no additional hardware necessary beyond an OnLive controller and LG’s sophisticated and feature-rich Google TV.”
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 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.