About OnLive

“I'm not tied down by the limitations of my device. I don't need high end specifications to run retail games; all I need is a device that has the OnLive application available. Because of this I can game even on something as low power as my tablet.”
- Enectic

What is ‘Cloud Gaming’, Anyway?

So, we bought some super powerful computers. And we keep on buying better ones. OnLive’s computers run high end games, and then stream the video output of the gameplay to you, wherever you are, on whatever device you choose. Your actions are sent back to the cloud computers in a fraction of a second to give you complete control. Most devices capable of streaming video over the Internet are able to play our games instantly, without downloading the game, and without expensive hardware.

Honestly though, there are two things we need from you: you will need to install the OnLive client application on your device, and you will need an Internet connection. The better your connection, the better the experience we can give you.

But, once you’ve done that, you can game anywhere. You can be a megalomaniac, a spy, an emperor, a grunt or anything you want, anywhere you want, anytime you want!