Though game streaming promises the ability to play what you want, when you want, and where you want, that vision has a long way to go before being fully realized. Things like internet connectivity, latency, and location restrictions are the most obvious barriers to overcome, but the other part of the story relates to how much stuff you need to buy beyond just the subscription.
If you wanted to play games on your TV via either Google Stadia or NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, for example, you needed to also own either a Chromecast or an NVIDIA Sheild — until now, that is.
Alongside the launch of its stunning new OLED TVs, LG this week announced that all its new TVs will have built-in support for both Google Stadia and GeForce Now sometime this year.
Most of the company’s older handsets may be out of luck, however, because Stadia support for TVs requires webOS 6.0, which will start shipping with LG’s newest TVs this year.
All hope’s not lost, though, because the company is also working on extending support to webOS 5.0 later this year, allowing some of its older TVs to also join in on the fun.
While the webOS 6.0 TVs will work with Stadia out of the box, the company says GeForce Now support will take some more time.