It’s not a debate LG Smart TVs are the hottest TVs on the market right now. From state-of-the-art hardware to intuitive software, it looks like they’ve got the formula nailed. While the technology behind their OLEDs has been perfected, without the webOS software that powers it all, it might as well be a fancy prototype. Where most modern TVs come with an iteration of android/GoogleTV and share the same state-of-the-art hardware, LG televisions are distinguished above all by their software. And this software is about to get a massive upgrade once again.
GeForce Now on LG TVs
Jointly announced by Nvidia and LG, GeForce now finally hits some LG models 2021 line up running televisions webOS. The companies have teamed up to develop an app for GeForce Now and, in turn, LG will become the first manufacturer to get a dedicated GeForce Now app for its TVs. Keep in mind that GeForce Now is not available on the google play Shop which is available on Android/Google TV.
GeForce Now for LG TVs was actually announced in January when the company revealed that it would be bringing in two streaming giants, google Stadiums and Nvidia GeForce Now, to LG TVs in 2021. This announcement originally promised a release for the second half of this year and it looks like LG is keeping its word. However, as things stand, no Google Stadia updates on LG TVs have come out since and with the state of Stadia right now, things aren’t looking good for the game streaming service. from Google.
Coming back to GeForce Now, the app will be available in beta on the Contents Shop in some LG TV models. The exact list of compatible TVs will be announced later, but LG mentioned that it will be available at “select 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV models in 80 markets“. The beta starts this week, so be sure to check the content store if your TV is supported.
All GeForce Now tiers will be supported in the webOS app, including the recently announced RTX-3080 stage. That being said, the resolution and frame rate are capped at just 1080p 60FPS. You can’t play 4K resolution on the webOS app, or any other app, for that matter. GeForce Now 4K resolution is only supported on NVIDIA Shield TV.
Currently, Over 35 GeForce Now games will be playable on LG TVs including destiny 2, Crysis Remastered trilogy and Rocket League. Plus, LG thinks it’s the best big-screen gaming experience out there. It is important to note that several LG OLEDs are NVIDIA BFG (Big Format Display) certified which, according to NVIDIA, is also the best gaming experience available on large screens. For now, only LG’s 2021 lineup 4K OLED, QNED Mini LEDand NanoCell TVs will get the GeForce Now app, and while the app is in beta, it should be fully functional and working on compatible models.
Digging a little deeper into the fine print, we find that alongside a compatible 2021 LG TV, you’ll also need to be up to date with the latest fall webOS update and the latest LG TV browser update. . Popular Bluetooth and USB controllers, such as the Dualshock 4 and Xbox Wireless Controller, are fully supported along with many more. No keyboard and Mouse support, however, these will only work in navigation menus. Finally, LG also recommends using a wired link Where 5Ghz wireless with at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPSand 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS.