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Google Stadia and GeForce Now are coming to LG TVs in 2021

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Game streaming comes natively to the TV screen

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LG has announced that it’s bringing two of the leading cloud gaming services, Google Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now, to its newest TVs later this year. Stadia is expected to be available in the second half of the year after the 2021 lineup of OLED, QNED, and NanoCell TVs start shipping — with GeForce Now coming sometime later.

The news signifies a continued expansion for both services. Google has promised that Stadia will come to Google TV (including the latest Chromecast) in the first half of 2021. Last week, Sony announced its 2021 lineup of TVs. They all run Google TV, so it’s a safe bet that you’ll also be able to find Stadia on those when they ship in a few months.

As for GeForce Now, it’s currently available on the Nvidia Shield platform, Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Android, and (in beta) on Safari for iOS and iPadOS. But it’s not shipping natively on any TVs, so LG is among the first in that regard.

While LG is only promising that they’ll come to the 2021 models at launch — which have a new “Game Optimizer” area of settings that conveniently brings together the options that gamers care about most, like refresh rate, input lag, and more — the fine print in LG’s press release (via 9to5Google) suggests that Stadia will also come to 2020 models running webOS 5.0 later this year.

Update, 7:31 PM ET: Added that Stadia will come to LG’s 2020 TV sets as well, later this year.