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LG Smart TVs to Get Native Google Stadia Cloud Gaming

LG Electronics (LG) has announced a planned partnership with Google to bring Stadia to its latest webOS smart TVs in the second half of this year. After Stadia comes to Google TV, LG will be the first TV manufacturer to natively support Stadia gameplay via webOS.

LG is demonstrating its commitment to supporting premium gaming on its state-of-the-art displays, made even more compelling with support for 4k and 5.1 surround sound for Stadia Pro users. Stadia on TVs will allow customers to instantly play hit Stadia games such as Cyberpunk 2077, NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Watch Dogs: Legion with just a Stadia controller and no additional hardware or game downloads required.

LG Smart TVs to Support Google Stadia

LG plans to have the new service launched within the second half of 2021 on LG Smart TVs as a downloadable app from the LG Content Store in countries where Stadia is available. Stadia already offers more than 130 games with more being added regularly. Games can be purchased individually or gamers can claim a regular cadence of games to be played for free with a subscription to Stadia Pro, which includes exclusive discounts and up to 4K resolution. Exhilarating gaming with immersive 5.1 channel surround sound and support for up to 4K HDR and 60 FPS makes the Google Stadia platform a compelling choice for anyone looking for a great gaming experience without the need for an expensive, dedicated gaming console.

And when it comes to gaming, it’s hard to beat the advanced combination of Stadia and LG OLED TVs. LG OLED’s self-lighting pixels ensure best-in-class HDR picture quality with deep blacks and extremely accurate colors. LG became the first company to launch HDR-capable 4K OLED TVs in 2015 and content on LG OLED TVs – both streaming and externally stored – benefit from the display’s fast 1 ms response time, outstandingly low input lag without experiencing any loss in picture quality.

If you do, therefore, want to learn more about LG and their Smart TV products, you can check out their official website via the link here!

What do you think? Do you game on a Google Stadia? – Let us know in the comments!

Pete here, chipping in my thoughts. I have an LG TV so winner there. Furthermore, I tried Stadia two weeks ago on a whim and it was surprisingly brilliant… but I just don’t need it, so I closed it after the trial and generally, I have my doubts about the longevity of the service.

Mike Sanders

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