OnLive service now available for smartphones and tablets
Previously, the service was available on PCs and TVs through a standalone interface called as MicroConsole and that is why it is also referred to as cloud based PC gaming. Now with the help of a new universal wireless controller, the service can be accessed via Bluetooth to connect to iOS and Android devices through OnLive app for the dedicated service.
Many of the games will be available to play using the service. Some devices like Kindle Fire has few options of playing the games as it lacks any way to connect the wireless controller while Nook Tablet is not supporting the service yet. OnLive will also work over AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE networks, on devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Jetstream, and Motorola Xoom.
Over 25 OnLive titles, including L.A. Noire, family titles like LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and 5-7, and indies like Defense Grid Gold, will work with touch control on tablets and smartphones. And most of the nearly 200 games in OnLive’s growing library, including recent top-tier releases like Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Lord of the Rings: War in the North, are immediately playable on virtually any device with the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, which utilizes OnLive’s exclusive adaptive wireless technology to automatically find an optimal wireless connection for a given tablet, smartphone, PC, Mac, TV or Blu-ray player. The Universal OnLive Wireless Controller will be available soon for purchase in the US and the UK, for $49.99 and £39.99 respectively.