LG Electronics has announced a 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.
Stadia on LG TVs will allow customers to instantly play hit Stadia games such as Cyberpunk 2077 (pictured), NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion with just a Stadia controller and no additional hardware or game downloads required. LG TVs will offer support for 4k and 5.1 surround sound gaming.
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 flow of games with a subscription to Stadia Pro.
“Supporting Stadia on LG TVs is our commitment to customers that gaming is an increasingly important feature expected by LG TV owners,” said Lee Sang-woo, senior vice president of at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “Stadia is changing how people access their favourite games and by providing webOS compatibility, we’re making an early commitment to the platform.”
At CES, LG also announced a gaming partnership with Gen.G Esports.