LG announces Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming and Apple Music app for its webOS smart TVs
LG on Thursday announced its partnership with Nvidia to provide the GeForce Now cloud gaming service to its TV users. The cloud gaming app will initially be offered as a beta test to users on select LG TVs. In addition, the South Korean tech giant also announced that its TVs will also benefit from a native app for Apple Music. Apple’s music streaming service will be offered free of charge for a limited time to new subscribers. Both of these features require LG smart TVs to run the company’s webOS.
LG announced on Thursday that its 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV users in 80 markets will be able to access the beta test of Nvidia’s cloud gaming service – GeForce Now. This will allow users to play over 35 free games with a compatible controller. Some of the games available for beta testers include Rocket League, Destiny 2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Crysis Remastered Trilogy. Gamers will be able to experience these games at up to 1080p resolution and up to 60 frames per second.
Additionally, GeForce Now Priority members can take advantage of ray tracing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, as well as get feeds from GeForce RTX powered servers from various LG data centers in the world. LG mentions that its “OLED self-illuminated pixels ensure the most vivid colors and deepest blacks to make environments and game characters more lifelike than ever.” LG TVs also have a 1ms response time and super low input lag for smoother visuals, the company claims.
Separately, LG also announced that users will now be able to download the Apple Music app on their LG smart TVs running webOS 4.0 or higher. Apple’s music streaming app can be downloaded from LG Content Store. Once the app is downloaded, users can either log into their Apple Music account or sign up and enjoy three months of free membership.
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