The controller Google Stadia. Sarah Tew / This story is part of CES , where our editors will bring you the latest news and hottest gadgets from all-virtual CES 2021.
Game streaming has slowly increased in recent years with the launches of Nvidia 's GeForce Now , Google ' s Stadia, Microsoft 's xCloud and Amazon ' s Luna. This year, however, it finally seems to be gaining momentum. At CES 2021 , LG announced that some of its 2021 TVs will support apps to play games from Google Stadia directly to the TV.
Stadia support is expected to arrive in the second half of the year in a handful of countries, including the US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Ireland., Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium At launch, the app will only work on LG TVs running the company's WebOS 6.0 software, although the company says it will arrive on WebOS 5.0 "televisions later this year. "
Stay tuned Subscribe to the TV, Streaming and Audio newsletter for the best of our LG says its 2020 TVs will receive Stadia at "later, " but did not say if the pre-setsSurpluses from last year would be eligible for application.
It is currently unclear whether LG TVs will support the high-end streaming features, namely 4K HDR, 60fps and 5.1 surround sound, available to users who subscribe to Stadia Pro is priced at $ 10 per month. In his press release announcing the news LG has suggested it will support these premium features on its own televisions, but on Monday afternoon it appeared to contradict that information. In an email to, Tim Alessi, senior director of home entertainment product marketing in the united states at lg, was unable to confirm support for 4k hdr stadia streaming on lg televisions.
LG was also initially old which it will takeIt doesn't also support Nvidia's GeForce game streaming platform in addition to Stadia, but it no longer does. "There is no current plan to launch GeForce Now " Alessi said in the same email Monday. We reached out to LG and Nvidia for clarification.
With the new generation consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox Series S and X and Sony ' s PlayStation 5 running hundreds of dollars - and streaming dongles like the one from Nvidia Shield TV starting at $ 150 - adding Stadia support in real settings should make it considerably easier for gamers to play on their televisions. In theory, all users will need a choice of Stadia account and a compatible controller.
Update, 5:40 pm: Adds information from LG on 4K HDR support and its retraction on Nvidia's GeForce Now support.
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