OnLive Brings Streaming PC Games To Your Tablet PC This Year

Cloud gaming service OnLive is going portable later this year, when the OnLive Player App brings PC gameplay to your iPad and Android tablet PCs.

You can already download an iPad app that lets you watch other players enjoying the OnLive streaming service; now you'll be able to join in. The OnLive Player App will give iPad and Android tablet users with the appropriate amount of bandwidth the ability to stream the entire OnLive game library directly to their tablets, playing via either touchscreen controls or with the new Universal Wireless Controller.

On top of streaming games, the OnLive app will also allow your table PC to act as a touch or motion-based game controller for your HDTV. The app will support both synchronised and independent video between your tablet and your television, sort of like what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U. And if you prefer a smaller screen, the app also works on the iPhone and Android smartphones. It even supports full voice chat-enabled multiplayer.

Now how much would you pay? But wait, there's more!

OnLive also plans to roll out a 10-gigabit cloud-based full-featured browser for tablets and smart phones, allowing web surfers to access things many phones won't process alone, like Flash video. It is the dawning of a new age, or something!

"The power of the cloud is definitely the theme this week, displacing what had been assumed to be platforms that could never be displaced," said Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO of OnLive. "The OnLive Player App for iPad and Android shows how with the power of the cloud, the question is not whether cloud gaming will be able to catch up to consoles, it will be whether consoles will be able to catch up to cloud gaming"

If you've got the bandwidth, they've got some pretty unique gaming experiences coming later this year.


Comments

    Needs a disclaimer. It's not in Australia AT ALL.

    Kotaku.com.AU FAIL.

      So I should just remove every single story that doesn't directly cater to an Australian audience? What if people are interested in the global progress of OnLive? What if people are just interested in the business of games in general?

        +1 Interested reader, if it's any good it'll make its way down here, the Yanks are just road testing it for us!

        Agreed. I think a better comment would have been, any ETA for Aus? I'm def interested. Been to their site and not a lot of info regarding games on iPad except the few motion controlled ones. I would like to see the controller in action with the iPad.

        Bit late to the party but oh well...

        I don't think Timmins explained himself too well.

        When mentioning anything that does not apply to Australia, it would be best to make note of that in the article. Also,the US stuff that gets posted tends to be too much fluff not enough substance. The US articles either sound like a trashy, biased Fox News report or the script from an late-night infomercial. Half the time they're 3 sentence reposts of what you guys have already given in-depth coverage to.

        You guys do great work, but keep a more watchful eye on what articles from our US counterparts make it onto the site.

    Once the NBN hits onlive will be down under for sure.

      Once the NBN hits....

      ...in 2086

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