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LG announces game streaming Nvidia GeForce Now, the Apple Music app for webOS smart TVs

LG on Thursday announced its partnership with Nvidia to bring its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to TV users. The cloud gaming app will initially be offered as a beta test for users on select LG TVs. Additionally, the South Korean tech giant also announced that its TVs will also benefit from a native Apple Music app. Apple’s music streaming service will be offered free for a limited time to new subscribers. Both of these functions require LG smart TVs to run the company’s webOS.

LG announced on Thursday that 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV users in 80 markets will be able to access beta testing of Nvidia’s cloud gaming service – GeForce Now. This will give users access to over 35 free games to play with a compatible console. Some of the games available for beta testers include Rocket League, Destiny 2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Crysis Remastered Trilogy. Gamers will be able to experience these games at up to 1080p resolution and up to 60 frames per second.

In addition, GeForce Now Priority members can take advantage of ray tracing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, as well as access to feeds from GeForce RTX compatible servers from various LG data centers around the world. LG states that “the self-illuminated pixels in OLED ensure the most vivid colors and deepest blacks to make environments and game characters more lifelike than ever.” LG TVs also have a 1ms response time and ultra-low input delay for smoother images, the company claims.

Separately, LG is also announcing that users will now be able to download the Apple Music app on LG smart TVs running webOS 4.0 or higher. Apple Music Streaming app can be downloaded from LG Content Store. Once the app is downloaded, users can either sign in to their Apple Music account or sign up and enjoy a free three-month subscription.

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