LG-GameFlyLG is adding cloud-based video game subscription service GameFly to the apps on its webOS 3.0 and 2015 webOS 2.0 smart TVs, bringing video game playing capability to the TV models without the need of an outboard console.

LG said the GameFly Streaming App will allow U.S. consumers to access GameFly’s premium console gaming content including GameFly Streaming packs, which bundle popular action games such as Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins, F.E.A.R. 3, Darksiders and Red Faction Armageddon. GameFly’s library also includes Lego Batman 3, Pacman Championship Edition and WRC4 for families.

Read more on the GameFly App in LG TVs after the jump:

LG said access to the GameFly Streaming App will become available on 2016 webOS 3.0 and 2015 webOS 2.0 LG TVs as part of a software update in late April.

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The GameFly service uses remote cloud servers, which stream console video games over the Internet to Smart TVs and other media devices. The service is said to allow video game play at a fraction of the cost of console-based game systems. Users only need to plug in a gamepad and click on the GameFly App to begin playing. Recommended gamepads include the Logitech F310, the Logitech F710 and the Xbox wired controller.

The service will give the 2015 and 2016 LG TVs video game playing capability similar to the PlayStation Now app offering console-less playing of PS3 level videogames on smart TVs from Sony, Samsung and others. The GameFly app is also available on Samsung TVs. Cloud-based video game play is also support on outboard media adapters such as Amazon’s Fire TV and various Roku devices, singling changing times ahead for both the video game and television manufacturing industries.

By Greg Tarr


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