LG has announced a partnership with Nvidia that will make it the first TV maker to develop a Smart TV app for the company’s cloud-based game streaming service, GeForce Now.
The TV maker says in its press release that the app will begin its life on the store as a beta, although it also notes that it is expected to be “fully functional with no feature or service restrictions.” While LG has indicated that a full list of TVs compatible with the GeForce Now app will be revealed at a later date, the company has so far confirmed that the beta will be available on “select 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV models in 80 markets. “
When released, LG says its GeForce Now TV app will feature a range of different games, including Rocket League, Destiny 2, and the recent release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Additionally, the company has also stated that accessing these games through the app should be playable at resolutions up to 1080p and with maximum frame rates of 60FPS depending on the GeForce subscription you choose. .
Interestingly, LG has confirmed that those with compatible TVs will be able to access over 35 free games using the app with a compatible controller and no other additional hardware. This list is significantly smaller than the list of free games available on GeForce Now cited by Nvidia, which, he says, includes nearly 100 different titles. Whether the difference in the number of games reported on these lists is due to the TV app itself or rather a factor related to the options regarding compatible controllers for LG TVs is not yet clear.
Although LG becomes the first company to launch an Nvidia GeForce Now app on Smart TVs, it is far from the first platform that can host the streaming service. The Smart TV app will join a long list of GeForce Now vendors, including Nvidia Shield, Windows PC, macOS, Android, Chrome OS, and the Safari browser for iPhone and iPad.
To learn more about Nvidia, be sure to check out this article detailing the new level of membership that Nvidia has added to GeForce Now, which allows subscribers to experience the game with an RTX 3080 graphics card without having to. physically own one.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter.