OnLive partners with Vizio for built-in line

Posted on January 1, 2011

Cloud-based gaming company announces new alliance with electronics company for pre-installed gaming on new line of televisions, Blu-ray players, tablets, and smartphones.

OnLive, the recently launched cloud-based gaming platform, has frequented the news loop in the past year. Most recently it was reported that the fledgling company was planning to offer movie rentals to its users, beginning some time in 2011. Now, OnLive’s plans are proving to be even more ambitious.

OnLive this morning announced a partnership with consumer electronics company Vizio that will bring about a series of entertainment products that can connect to OnLive straight out of the box without any sort of external system.

OnLive will be available through Vizio’s new VIA Plus line of products that includes Blu-ray players, tablets, smartphones, and televisions. According to OnLive CEO Steve Perlman, this alliance marks a “major milestone” for the company, while OnLive CTO Matthew McRae says the new partnership will allow users “the freedom to switch games much like you change the channel.”

Currently, OnLive is exclusively available through software for the PC and Mac and via the $100 OnLive MicroConsole. Additionally, Vizio has yet to affix a release date or price for any of its newly announced products. For more on the just-announced Android-enabled Vizio smartphone and tablet, check out GameSpot’s sister site CNET’s coverage of the devices.

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OnLive partners with Vizio for built-in line” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:53:47 -0800

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