LG expands Google TV lineup to seven models in 2013, OnLive to land on G3 series
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.