As part of CES 2021 (virtual), the LG group has announced a new partnership with the American giant Google. A partnership that aims to integrate the Stadia cloud gaming service on board LG Smart TVs by the second half of 2021. A little later, LG connected TVs will also integrate the Nvidia GeForce Now service.
Google Stadia aboard LG Smart TVs!
Via an LG Smart TV, Google Stadia Pro subscribers will be able to enjoy their favorite games in 4K 60 fps and 5.1, obviously provided they have a sufficiently solid network connection. Via a compatible LG Smart TV, we will therefore be able to launch, without (too) waiting, games like Cyberpunk 2077, NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the various titles that will be added to the catalog in the coming weeks.
Google Stadia will therefore be offered as an application to download directly from the LG Store. Obviously, LG promises that its OLED technology will allow gamers to enjoy an unprecedented visual experience, with HDR image and blacks of infinite depth. Remember that LG has been offering 4K HDR compatible OLED Smart TVs since 2015, and that the CX model is now one of the most popular models among gamers.
“By integrating Google Stadia on LG TVs, we are making a commitment to our customers that games will be an increasingly important feature that LG TV owners expect.“Said Lee Sang-woo, senior vice president of business strategy for LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “Stadia is changing the way people access their favorite games and by offering webOS compatibility we are committing to the platform very early on“.
If the future LG Smart TVs are obviously affected by this announcement, we are now waiting to know if the 2020 models (and earlier) will also be compatible with the Google Stadia application.