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Last Updated: January 29th, 2012

OnLive, a popular on-demand gaming service, has just made its way to the Android Market, delivering "console quality games" to your Android device any time, anywhere.



Eliminating the need for huge downloads and long wait times, OnLive gives users access to high quality mobile games from just about anywhere they may find themselves, using either touch controls or an OnLive wireless controller (available here).

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All you need is an Android 2.3+ device and an internet/data connection. A full list of compatible devices is available at OnLive's Android Market listing, linked below. Adding more convenience to the service, OnLive offers free demos of nearly every game available, so you can get a handle on each game before committing to a (possibly) hefty price tag.

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It's worth mentioning that the service is only available in North America (excluding Canada, evidently) and the UK so far, but it should be expanding to Europe and Asia soon.

If you're looking for a convenient, quick way to experience mobile gaming on your Android device, head to the Market and give OnLive a try. For more information, check out OnLive's official website.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Any time, anywhere, as long as you live in North America or UK and have a reliable data connection. So Sprint is pretty much out, unless you get spotless 4G.

    • lettcco

      and what do you use, Verzion? you will be hitting your data cap before you can respawn. Not that AT&T and Tmobile is that much better. In summary, US cellular market sucks.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        No, I use Sprint :(

  • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

    I don't get how this doesn't have terrible lag times. Streaming web video at decent quality still has lag. If you ahve to upload the controls and then download the changes... it seems like it would induce lag. But I've never tried it either.

    • GergS

      I live next to one of their centers(DC) and the lag is fairly minimal.
      I played Deus Ex: Human Revolution with it, and it worked flawlessly.

      edit: oh darn, the game needs a controller to play correctly :P

  • SpottedNigel

    Posted this on G+:
    A few things:
    -Lego Batman is free, but may not be available to you right away, will be withing 24 hours of using the app.
    -25 games are available with touch controls.
    -Touch controls are specific to game. Example https://plus.google.com/105068177904528817630/posts/XRE9KYqe2TB -Wifi or ATT/Verizon 4G (so says the press release)... I suggest WiFi

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, definitely something like a solid 4G signal or Wi-Fi is needed.

    • Zaatour36

      i got the game within 20 min

      after a logged from my GS2, played with it, and didn't find the game free.

      Received an email after 20 min, logged in again, and BOOM! it's there :)

  • Johnny Goode

    In North America, but not in Canada. So, essentially, the United States.

  • Canuck

    I guess Canada is no longer in North America. Geography fail.

  • Maranello

    Cool if this service works on Linux?

  • Vivec

    Apparently Canada is not a part of North America anymore.

    • STiK

      Was it ever part of North America?

      • Chico

        Yeah, it's the part without the obnoxious, obese, arrogant assholes.

  • Zaatour36

    Anyone outside of U.S. wants that FREE game?

    let me know, and i'll log in there for you so you can get it :)

    just trying to help

    • janj

      I live in the netherlands and i logged in and got my free lego batman as i should, i only cant buy other games :(

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not supported???
    It's the developers Tab (after it took that from the Xoom!!)

  • funpack

    On GS2 is running pretty good .. in dirt 3 controls are not very comfortable but 100% playable .. im living in Poland and ping isnt very high 12 mbps ADSL

  • Chico

    What the hell? Not available in Canada? The PC version is, so why shouldn't this be too?

  • OFI


    "Broadband Connection (2 Mbps minimum required, 5+ Mbps recommended)"

    So on 3G that rules out almost everywhere in the UK, and on broadband by the last count that rules out the average house for the recommended connection.

    thought this was too good to be true.