OnLive integrated into Google TVs

OnLive integrated into Google TVs

By Rob Crossley

January 12th 2012 at 3:12PM

Early sets will only allow users to view others in action; Playable games to be implemented in the future

OnLive will integrate its cloud gaming service into an upcoming range of Google TV sets, the company has announced.

For now, Google TV owners will only be allowed to watch other people playing OnLive games through their sets, though OnLive CEO Steve Pearlman (pictured) said his firm is “working closely with Google” to enable gameplay.

The new deal with Google is the latest example of the OnLive executive team’s capacity to broker deals with external companies. In a matter of days the firm is expected to launch a cloud-based Windows apps service on iPads.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, TV vendor Vizio is said to have showcased the first-ever line of Google TV products with OnLive playability built in.