LG Electronics (LG) is set to partner with tech giant Google to integrate Stadia, a game streaming app, into its latest webOS smart TVs.
LG is scheduled to be the first TV manufacturer globally to natively support Stadia gameplay through its webOS.
Stadia on LG TVs will allow clients to instantly play hit Stadia games including Cyberpunk 2077, NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla as well as Watch Dogs: Legion with just a Stadia controller.
Once a customer has the controller they don’t need additional hardware or game downloads.
The South Korean electronics firm’s premium gaming on its state-of-the-art displays is made even more compelling with support for 4k and 5.1 surround sound for Stadia Pro users.
LG plans to have the new service launched in the second half of 2021 on LG Smart TVs as a downloadable app from the LG Content Store in countries where Stadia is already available.
Google Stadia controller. PHOTO/COURTESY CNET
Stadia currently offers more than 130 games with more being added to the platform regularly.
“Supporting Stadia on LG TVs is our commitment that gaming is an increasingly important feature expected by our customers,” said Lee Sang-woo, senior VP of corporate business strategy at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
Sang-woo added, “Stadia is changing how people access their favorite games and by providing webOS compatibility, we are making an early commitment to the platform.”
LG says gamers can buy individual games or claim a regular cadence of games to play for free with a subscription to Stadia Pro, which includes exclusive discounts and up to 4K resolution.
LG displayed its ‘perfect-for-gaming’ LG OLED TVs, the new LG QNED Mini LED TVs (with quantum NanoCell color technology and mini LED backlighting) and upgraded LG NanoCell TVs, at the LG virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021 on January 11 -14, 2021.