LG G2 TV sets gain OnLive video game service
While the LG G2 Google TV devices are not available in the UK it is with interest we see that OnLive has just been added to the devices. While this may be seen as another sign of the death of the games console we are more interested in how the service OnLive service may be pushing peoples broadband usage up.
Traditional PC and console gaming while demanding on data capacity when downloading games from online stores or downloading the multi Gigabyte updates has usually been fairly light on usage when playing. OnLive which is available in the UK already is different by never downloading the game, but streaming a copy of the video stream rendered in a server farm, in theory it can use up to around 8 Mbps for the streams.
The LG TV's are not the first Google TV device to work with OnLive there are others, and more are probably on the way. An interesting aspect will be whether Google Fibre in Kansas City will let people have even higher quality game streams, which once they hit 20 Mbps may approach the quality people are used to from current generation Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.
Desktop from OnLive appears to have not launched in the UK yet, but this allows access to access a virtual Microsoft Windows desktop from any iOS and Android device or a PC anywhere you have an Internet connection.