Continuing the race for more media partnership acquisitions between itself and Gaikai, OnLive made a joint announcement with Google last week declaring its cloud platform to soon be a standard feature with Google TV service. The OnLive Viewer application is already available on Google TV devices, with actual gameplay streaming to follow sometime in the future.
“We’re excited that OnLive will be making the highest-quality videogames available to all Google TV users,” said Shanna Prevé, Google TV Content Partnerships. “OnLive’s groundbreaking instant-play service truly demonstrates the versatility and power of Google TV.”
“OnLive integration into Google TV is a huge leap forward for videogames,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. “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.”