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OnLive Set to Launch FREE Virtual Windows Desktop App & Cloud Web Browser

This week is the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the event today, OnLive announced some new features that their users have been waiting for, for quite some time.

Today they announced the release of their free, OnLive Desktop app. The app will be available on iPad, Android devices, PCs, Macs and TVs. However, it will initially only be available for the iPad. The Desktop App will be available for download in the iTunes App Store starting on Thursday in the United States, and soon thereafter in the UK.

The app will include access to full-featured, media-rich Windows 7 applications. These applications will be remotely hosted on powerful PC servers in the cloud, similar to those that OnLive currently uses for its cloud gaming service.

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Hufandpuf2929d ago

Annnnnd who said Onlive was a failure?

Tyre2929d ago

This is something different, people meant the streaming of games because of it's resolution and lag not the streaming of virtual windows apps, this is something Microsoft itself was already doing. It has nothing to do with Onlive's gamingservice. This here is nothing special or demanding fast response or intense HD graphics and will probably work okay. It's a different service altogether, maybe Onlive wants to switch the service to streaming virtual apps instead of a gaming service. Maybe it's a sign that things aren't so rosy with the gaming service?