LG is now onstage at CES 2013 and just showcased the third generation of its Google TV that it teased last month.
The LG Smart TV will expand from two models in 2012 to seven models in 2013, as previously announced, and will feature PrimeTime, Voice Search, and YouTube Send to TV capabilities. The sets are a part of the new GA6400 and GA7900 series and feature 42-, 47-, 50-, 55-, and 60-inch screen sizes, but the GA7900 will only have 47- and 55-inch models.
LG revealed that roughly 70 percent of the new TV sets it plans to launch this year would be “smart TVs.” We already knew the company would launch new Google TV models at CES, but now cloud-gaming platform OnLive has jointly said this morning that it will demo new support for LG’s Google TV G3 series at CES. The partnership brings a library of “over 300 titles” to the platform, so folks can play with their friends via an Android tablet. The G2 series got similar OnLive support in November.
In related news: LG also officially unveiled more 4K TVs. The new 55- and 65-inch models will include technology that can upscale 1080p content to 4K resolution. The company further announced a United States release date for its 55-inch OLED TV: the pricey $12,000 TV will go on sale in March, with pre-orders starting immediately.
9to5Google is live at CES 2013 and hopes to offer live demos soon of LG’s latest lineup and OnLive’s integration.
Get the full OnLive press release below.
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LG And OnLive To Show The Power Of Integrated, On-Demand Cloud Gaming At CES
LG Smart TV with Google TV delivers the best in video game entertainment direct from the Cloud, no console required
Las Vegas, Nevada.- January 07, 2013 – OnLive, the leader of on-demand cloud gaming, will be demonstrating its OnLive® Game Service, now fully integrated with the LG Smart TV with Google TV™ (G3 Series), at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Showing at the LVCC, Central Hall, LG booth (8204) from 8-11th January, OnLive combines the power of the Google TV platform with the speed of LG’s dual-core chipset 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 and is currently available in the United States.
The growing OnLive 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.
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.
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 G2 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, OnLive Chairman. “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.”
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand cloud gaming and computing services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media over the Internet. With ground-breaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to instantly deliver full-featured, media-rich applications and the latest, premium game titles to tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs, HDTVs via the OnLive Game System, the VIZIO Co-Star, and the new G3 Series of LG Google TVs. The OnLive Game Service makes games playable instantly, with no need for lengthy downloads or waiting in line for a physical copy. OnLive is available in North America, the UK and Belgium. OnLive’s technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending worldwide. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More information is available at http://www.onlive.com, http://www.onlive.co.uk and http://www.onlive.be.