Google Stadia will come to LG’s latest webOS smart TVs in the second half of 2021, via a planned partnership between LG and Google. LG says that the move would make LG the first TV manufacturer to provide native Stadia support with webOS.
According to LG, the service will be provided as a downloadable app from the LG Content Store. Availability will be limited to countries that Stadia is available in (which sadly doesn’t include Malaysia). Stadia was first launched in 2019 as a cloud gaming service for multiple devices with games available via purchase or a Pro subscription. Its catalogue includes hits like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company’s senior vice president of corporate business strategy Lee Sang-woo said in a press release, “Supporting Stadia on LG TVs is our commitment to customers that gaming is an increasingly important feature expected by LG TV owners. Stadia is changing how people access their favorite games and by providing webOS compatibility, we’re making an early commitment to the platform.”
LG had recently revealed new OLED TVs, QNED Mini LED TVs, and NanoCell TVs during CES 2021.