Onlive launches for tablets

Written by Joe Martin

December 8, 2011 | 10:53

Tags: #android #ipad #kindle #kindle-fire #lego-batman #tablet

Companies: #onlive

Cloud computing service Onlive has today launched official support for tablet devices, with free Android and iPad apps available in the UK today.

The Android version of the app supports Amazon's Kindle Fire in the US and will be available here as soon as that device hits UK shores.

We had a tinker with Onlive on both Android and iPad yesterday morning and can confirm that the apps include all Onlive's community and cloud-saving features, with some 25 games including new touch-based control schemes. The Onlive controller can also be used to play games on the tablet devices.

Launching alongside the tablet client is a new Onlive controller SKU - a standard Onlive wireless controller with new Bluetooth support for tablets and USB dongle for other devices - which costs £39.99.

Onlive says the tablet client is intended for use over WiFi (2MB connection is the minimum recommended) and points out that 3G networks won't provide smooth experience. In the US, however, 4G is supported.

A free version of Lego Batman, with new touchscreen controls that work pretty well, will be offered to all who download the tablet app.

BT, Onlive's main UK partner, has also got involved with the launch and is offering three months of access to the Onlive Playpack games-bundle for free when users register before January 31, 2012.

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