We have incredible 3D games built for Android tablets -- titles like Shadowgun or Max Payne -- but what's been missing out of great games has been Google TV. OnLive, the popular streaming service that brings actual desktop PC games to any screen, will change that. Using the OnLive Google TV app and a compatible controller, you'll have a huge library of PC games to choose from, all streamed directly to your big screen via your Google TV interface. All the features of the desktop client (for Windows and Mac) are on-board, including the spectating arena and multi-view play and chat. It's a great way to fill a gap in Google TV's content warehouse, and everyone loves games.

OnLive will be shipping on the Visio Co-Star, and will be coming to the LG G2 Smart TV in a future software patch. But the best news is that a stand-alone Google TV app is in the works that will install on any box or TV, so those of us who bought a competitors product aren't left out in the cold. No mention of when exactly we should expect the app is given, but we'll be watching Google Play for any news. Read what OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman has to say at the source link below.

Source: Google TV Blog



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OnLive bringing console gaming to Google TV


While I'm sure this Onlive app will quickly be ported to the OUYA (should the thing ever materialize) I can't help but think this is really going to take the wind out of that little box's sails.

Online runs servers for games like Quake and Unreal (whatever the latest iterations are)?

Or can you play games like Wizard 101 and World of Warcraft?

You can play only specific games that OnLive has and they got functional muliplayer with near 0 leantecy sicne thye run in same server room

I was actually seriously thinking about investing in OUYA's Kickstarter, but if Onlive is going to be running on Google TV, it's probably only a matter of time before they begin picking up licenses for Android games to be streaming as well, no? If that's the case, will OUYA's handfull of exclusively developer-made games be enough to keep it up as a competitor? I like the idea and open access of the OUYA, but am still on the fence, especially now...