OnLive’s Founder and CEO Steve Perlman just announced on the official Google TV Blog that his cloud-gaming platform is launching on Google TV as an application.
The OnLive Viewer app is available now in limited form. It will let users watch other gamers play and engage in a few of OnLive’s social features.
“Cheer (click thumbs-up) if you like what you see,” wrote Perlman. “Try friending and striking up some chat. And, definitely watch some Brag Clip® videos, showing the best (and worst!) of OnLive gaming.”
OnLive is “working closely” with Google to enable full game play with worldwide gamers on Google TV, and more devices with OnLive already built-in will debut soon…
Vizio is at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to showcase the flagship line of Google TV products with OnLive playability preloaded.
“With this next generation of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (V.I.A. Plus) devices, equipped with Google TV 2.0, you can simply power on your HDTV, pick up your Universal OnLive Wireless Controller and play amazing games instantly on demand—no console necessary,” Perlman explained in his announcing blogpost. “Play the first 30 minutes of almost any of OnLive’s 200 games free and buy only what you like, or subscribe to the OnLive PlayPack Bundle for unlimited access to over 140 games.”
Users can purchase a $49.99 OnLive Universal Controller to play, and the controller will work with the Apple iPad and all Android devices.
“Google TV gives you unprecedented choice and control of instant media on TV. With OnLive, you can now add top-tier videogames to the list of media available,” Perlman concluded.