Today, OnLive, the popular game streaming service, announced that their product would be integrated into all current and future Google TV devices. By making use of the additional OnLive wireless controllers and subscribing to the service, gamers with Google TV tech will soon be able to instantly stream and play video games.
In one quick swoop, OnLive has made console ownership below a Google TV device almost a little bit redundant. It’s become even easier to game for some consumers.
Here it is, directly from OnLive’s official press release:
Full OnLive gameplay is coming soon to all current and future Google TV devices, including TVs, Blu-ray players and Media Streamers, making Google TV the first integrated TV platform with console-class gameplay capability, and bringing OnLive capability to most major TV manufacturers.
Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive, was quoted in the release as he shared his excitement concerning news of OnLive’s Google TV integration:
“OnLive integration into Google TV is a huge leap forward for videogames…Consumers have come to expect instant gratification with music, movies and video. Now, with OnLive, players in the US and soon in the UK can just as easily stream the highest-quality games to their Google TV devices for play instantly on demand, without discs or downloads.”
From our perspective, all that’s left for OnLive to accomplish is the further development of their service and its capabilities, as well as the constant growth of their software library. If OnLive can continue to land the best games the industry has to offer while adjusting their service to work flawlessly, they may well be in a great position for the foreseeable future.
With OnLive working so seemlessly with Google TV, will you be more likely to give both products a go anytime soon? Or, would you rather stick with your consoles and gaming rigs?