OnLive Integration Coming to Vizio TV Sets, Blu-Ray Players, Tablets and Phones

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 9:00am PST OnLive has joined hands with electronics company Vizio to integrate support for its cloud gaming service into a new line of televisions as well as a range of VIA Blu-ray players, Android tablets and smartphones, it was announced today.

Should you purchase one of the new Vizio VIA Plus television sets, you'll be able to play OnLive's library of PC games, it says, "with the click of a remote control." On plain old boring televisions, you need to cough up $99 for a MicroConsole box to access OnLive, or hook up your PC, or whatever other clever solution you've cobbled together.

As with OnLive on other platforms, the games will be rendered remotely then streamed back to your gadget over the Internet. There's no word yet on what kind of price premium the OnLive-enabled televisions and other doohickeys will command.

It was also announced today that OnLive is set to gain support for SRS 5.1 Surround Sound "in early 2011," which works with both SRS-enabled and non-SRS decoders.

To celebrate all the news, and the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off this week, the MicroConsole will be discounted by 33% to $66 until 11:59pm PST on January 9.

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