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Google TV gets OnLive gaming service

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Cloud gaming service OnLive is now available to Google TV users following a deal with LG.

Users running the platform on the South Korean firm's hardware can download OnLive via an over-the-air update, though a wireless controller costing an additional $50 (£31) must be purchased.

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"We are proud to be working with OnLive to deliver an incredible home entertainment experience with a full range of interactive viewing and gaming possibilities on LG G2 Series TVs," said LG executive Georg Rasinski.

"Our partnership with LG has enabled us to take an important step forward in making high-end gaming accessible to everyone, across a variety of consumer electronic devices," added OnLive chairman Gary Lauder.

OnLive enables users to play high-end console titles without actually owning the platform they are based on. Titles including Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2 and Civilisation V are currently available to stream.

Google confirmed early this year that OnLive support was coming to its smart television platform, and a demonstration of it running was given at the E3 expo over the summer.

OnLive was sold to a new company backed by existing investor Lauder Partners in August, the same month founder and CEO Steve Perlman left the firm under controversial circumstances.

A number of staff lost their jobs amid extensive restructuring, some of whom were later head-hunted by Microsoft.

Watch a trailer for OnLive below:

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