Nware cloud gaming now on Android TV
Built around open source technologies at its heart, Android TV is now almost a decade old (its precursor, Google TV, first arrived in 2014).
A smart TV operating system (OS) for televisions and digital media players, Android TV also encompasses set-top boxes.
With many of users now attempting to work out where our post-pandemic gaming focus should lie, an additional option now presents itself i.e. cloud gaming platform Nware has announced it is now available to download and play games via Android TV.
Users with an Android TV or an Android TV Stick will be able to enjoy their own video games without a gaming console, downloading, storage issues or the need to connect additional devices.
Users can also download the desktop version of Nware at https://www.playnware.com/download/ and, of course, also use the app on their smartphones.
Android TV users can join the Nware platform and access over 20,000 titles by syncing their game libraries with top titles including Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat 11, Doom Eternal, Rocket League and God of War.
Gamers get to play free-to-play hits including PUBG: Battleground, Apex Legends, and Destiny 2.
Users can access the Google Play app store on Android TV and download thousands of apps designed specifically for Android TV, now including Nware.
Significantly, this means users play video games together and connect any controllers from different platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox 360 etc via Bluetooth on their Smart TVs.
In addition, because of Nware’s feature to play on Local Multiplayer mode during the streaming sessions, gamers can play with their friends in the same room, thanks to the ability to sync up to four controllers.
“Our mission is to break down the barriers to gaming and offer the ultimate freedom to play games anytime, anywhere,” said Daniel Olmedo, co-founder & CEO of Nware. “We’re very excited to expand our platform to Android TV, providing a more immersive gaming experience and allowing gamers more ways to play the games they want on any device they choose, without any hardware limitations. With Nware for Android TV, users can connect any gaming controllers they already own and play with their friends on their big screen TVs. We’re looking forward to offering as many ways to play as possible with Nware coming to browsers very soon.”
The Nware platform has been designed for users to play their games on a variety of devices including Windows PCs, Android smartphones, tablets and now on TV, without the need for expensive dedicated hardware.
Users play on their chosen device, save their games and carry on from the same place on another device, such as the TV, if they want to move the experience to a larger screen or to play with friends.
The platform offers two subscription plans, the Base Plan available for €8.99 (£7.94 at the time of writing) which allows users access to synced games through thumbnails and Steam catalogue as well as the ability to save progress and the Premium Plan for €10.99 (€99.99 annually, or £88.29) giving access to synched games as well as the Launchers feature (currently Steam, Epic Games, Ubisoft, Roblox & Minecraft) on a remote virtual gaming machine and using the storage space to freely install and play games.
Users start with 100 GB of storage space in the cloud and unlock more gigabytes every month with Loyalty Rewards.