LG is the first TV maker to integrate NVIDIA GeForce Now cloud gaming service directly into TVs using webOS, which is probably the beginning of such integration in the industry. I expect more TV OEMs to follow their example.
If you are not yet familiar with GeForce Now, it is a cloud-based gaming service in which games run on powerful cloud servers equipped with the best GPUs and return to a client system such as your laptop, tablet and soon, your TV.
Because games run in the NVIDIA cloud, you don’t need a powerful and expensive system. Instead, you pay a monthly fee to access a great gaming experience. I’m currently testing the GF Now service, so follow my full review, but the experience is great for now.
If you’ve been following LG for the past few years, you probably know that their OLED TVs are also one of the best screens for games that money can buy. LG has worked intensively with NVIDIA to make G-Sync work, and overall, gamers were thrilled when they connected their gaming devices to LG OLED TVs.
The integration of GeForce Now will further increase LG’s reach in the gaming market. There are many compelling reasons to use GeForce Now. One of them is the short-term accessibility of the service compared to the purchase or construction of gaming equipment. This is especially true during periods of supply chain downtime and component price spikes.
LG does not yet have a complete list of compatible TVs, but says:
“The [GeForce Now] The app is now available in the LG Content Store on select LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV models from 2021 in 80 markets. 2 The app will allow LG TV owners with compatible TVs to currently enjoy over 35 free games with only a compatible controller, with no additional hardware ”.
“Games include Rocket League and Destiny 2 plus hit titles such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Crysis Remastered Trilogy, all of which can be played at up to 1080p and 60 frames per second.”
I’m not surprised to see LG make this move, as the company has been very active on the gaming front. Prior investment in its TV processors makes this new development possible, as you still need decent computing and connectivity to stream games at 60 FPS.
“LG customers expect the best when it comes to playing games on the big screen,” says Lee Sang-woo, senior vice president of corporate business strategy at LG Electronics Home Entertainment.
And that is true. I see more and more gamers using LG OLED TVs to play games. However, creative users also use these TVs as large PC monitors for creative work.
If you are interested in GeForce Now, I recommend that you test your network first, as this is the ultimate limit for playing in the cloud.
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