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Philips TVs to feature OnLive for the latest blockbuster games direct to the big screen at home

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  • Philips TVs powered by AndroidTM are Europe's first TVs supporting OnLive's cloud gaming service
  • Philips TVs powered by Android provide access to the huge OnLive library of console-quality games
  • Ambilight gaming mode delivers an incredible gaming experience

Amsterdam, August 28th, 2014 - TP Vision announces the integration of OnLive's cloud gaming service into Philips TVs powered by Android. It allows console-class video games to be played on the largest screen in the house without the need for a console. The OnLive Game Service will be available on Philips TVs powered by Android in the course of 2014 in Europe*.

Access to hundreds of games without console

The integration of the OnLive ‘instant access' gaming platform into Philips TVs powered by Android enables players to stream and play the latest big-name games from the OnLive Game Service by simply connecting a game controller to the TV. The growing OnLive library spans all kind of games from blockbusters and franchises to family-friendly sports, racing and action-adventure games.

OnLive allows games to be played on various devices

Unique to OnLive, a Philips TV owner can play alone or compete with friends playing remotely on other devices such as PC, Mac or Android tablet. Users can start playing a game on one device, for example a Philips TV, and then continue on their Android tablet after they have left their home. Cloud saves are synced automatically across devices, so players can always pick up right where they left off in a game, no matter where they are.

A large choice of Philips TVs powered by Android

OnLive runs on all Philips TVs powered by Android. A wide range of TVs allows consumers to pick a set that meets their needs exactly.

Ambilight provides a more immersive gaming experience

All Philips TVs powered by Android feature Ambilight, an LED lighting technology, which is unique to Philips TVs. It throws a glow of light - it matches the colours on the screen - onto the wall behind the TV. The gaming mode enables Ambilight to quickly follow the fast moving scenes of action and sports games delivering an absolutely immersive gaming experience.

Philips TVs support a wide range of game controllers

OnLive games available on Philips TV can be played with a game controller. Philips TVs powered by Android support a large variety of game controllers based on XInput, which can be used to play the OnLive games.

* The OnLive Game Service will be available in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands and Ireland in Q4 2014. Rollouts to additional countries in Europe will continue in 2015 following the OnLive rollout plans. 

About TP Vision

TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 100% owned by TPV, the world's leading monitor and LCD TV manufacturer, selling and marketing Philips branded TVs in China. The TPV Group has been able to drive its growth over the years by leveraging its economies of scale and core competencies in R&D, manufacturing, logistic efficiency and quality. TP Vision employs close to 2,000 people in several locations around the globe.

About OnLive

OnLive is the originator of fast-twitch cloud gaming, innovating the delivery of real-time interactive experiences over any network. With ground-breaking video compression technology, OnLive instantly delivers full-featured, media-rich applications anytime and anywhere, across a range of devices. The OnLive Game Service gives gamers the freedom to play their games on PCs, Macs, tablets, and HDTVs. OnLive Go brings the benefits of cloud gaming to MMOs, virtual worlds and other graphics-rich interactive applications. Having pioneered powerful cloud solutions for the most technologically challenging segment, fast-twitch AAA games, OnLive has hundreds of patents that cover its innovations. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.