Streaming Service OnLive games start in the Netherlands and Belgium




From Tuesday to gamers in the Benelux sign up as a subscriber for OnLive, the streaming game service offered to customers. OnLive offers two subscriptions and give interested parties the opportunity to take a trial subscription for seven days.

Gamers in the Netherlands and Belgium can register from Tuesday for subscriptions OnLive Cloud Lift and Play Pack or a combination thereof. The PlayPack subscription of 7.95 euros per month, players get streaming access to a collection of 250 games, including BioShock, Batman Arkham Asylum, Civilization V, The Witcher 2. Whole recent titles are not there and thus the service seems Netflix: publishers will provide only for older titles that have already raised their money licenses for streaming playback.

There is also a Cloud Elevator monthly subscription for 5.95 euro and therefore players get access to a selection of titles that they can buy and then not only on their gaming PCs can play, but also can receive streaming on devices with less processing power, such as laptops and tablets. Finally, a combination of both packages in the form of the OnLive Games Bundle, which costs € 9.95 per month. Who the service seven days to test, can sign .

Besides the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg OnLive also launched in Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. In the US, Canada and UK game service was already available. In 2015, a rollout to more countries would be on the agenda.

The advantage of streaming games is that users do not use hardware with powerful video cards to receive games. According OnLive streaming works play on “virtually all Macs and PCs, and a large number of thin-client devices , including lightweight laptops, tablets, smartphones and TVs. ” Also new Philips TVs with Android support service. OnLive has a list of systems and accessories that are supported online. Further, at least one compound of 2Mbit / s necessary , but the department recommends using an Internet connection of at least 5Mbit / s.


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