Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 


Agawi came from an anagram for “any game anywhere instantly,” and the cloud-streaming service is working to make that happen.

Agawi announced a partnership with Marvell today to get the Agawi CloudPlay service running on Android-powered smart televisions. CloudPlay streams casual to “midcore” games to players from remote servers.

Marvell provides the technology that powers the Google TV services in sets from Vizio, Sony, and LG.


Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

“By making Agawi CloudPlay accessible via Marvell’s hardware platform, we’re opening up a world of opportunities for gaming on connected smart devices,” said Agawi cofounder Rajat Gupta in a statement. “This is an elegant cloud gaming solution that any TV device manufacturer or operator can integrate into their products and services—now it’s even possible to offer Agawi’s instant game streaming as a preloaded application on smart TVs and the like.”

Smart TVs continue to gobble up headlines at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Marvell is one of the companies that makes the system-on-a-chip hardware required to run the Android operating system on a TV. By collaborating with Marvell, Agawi hopes to entice an LG or Sony to include the CloudPlay service with their new displays.

”Marvell is very proud to support Agawi’s innovative CloudPlay platform for Android smart TVs,” said Marvell vice president Winston Chen. “Marvell aims to provide the ultimate in performance, affordability, and power efficiency in cloud-based multimedia content delivery. Above and beyond traditional gaming services, the capability to deliver an immersive, console-gaming experience on an Android-based platform and on the largest screen in the house is key to allowing our ecosystem partners to rapidly roll out turnkey cloud gaming solutions. Our collaboration with Agawi is testimony to the very talented and committed engineers on our staff and demonstrates yet another way in which Marvell delivers one of the best smart TV experiences in today’s connected lifestyle.”

This is another example of game-related services that aren’t consoles trying to overtake the living room television. Ouya, GameStick, Nvidia’s Project Shield, and Valve’s Steambox all have something similar in mind. It’s going to make for a heck of an interesting 2013.


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member