OnLive, Marvell seeding cloud gaming on Google TVs

Integrated silicon solutions company Marvell announced today that it’s teaming up with OnLive to bring on-demand cloud gaming to Google TVs and Google TV devices.

OnLive already delivers hundreds of video games directly from the cloud to PCs, Macs, TVs, and tablets. Now it will use Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 chipset to bring its service to Google TV without the need for a gaming console.

“OnLive’s focus is to make the highest-quality gaming accessible to everyone, anywhere, and anytime they want it,” said OnLive Founder and CEO Steve Perlman. “With Marvell under the hood, we are able to deliver the highest-quality on-demand gaming experience on groundbreaking devices and systems like Google TV. The Armada 1500 is an impressively high-performance, low-power [system on a chip] that accommodates OnLive’s highly advanced technology and delivers a mind-blowing gaming experience.”

Google recently announced other media-focused features for its TV platform during its recent Google I/O conference. The company plans to increase support for its Google Play store, which allows users to find movies, TV shows, music, and apps. It is working with hardware partners to bring devices such as Sony’s new $199 set-top box and Vizio’s Co-Star puck to next-gen Google TVs as well.

Marvell cofounder Weili Dai thinks her company’s new partnership is a major breakthrough and said she’s thrilled to collaborate with OnLive in transforming TVs with gaming capabilities. “Together with our customers and partners across the ecosystem, Marvell is leading and driving a new era of the digital lifestyle by seamlessly connecting all screens and devices with better performance, affordability, and versatility for the mass markets.”

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