LG adds two streaming game services to its TVs

Blacknut and Utomik Cloud cloud gaming services are coming to LG TVs in September and November respectively

LG Electronics expands the gaming experience on its latest TVs by adding new cloud gaming services built right into its televisions, with no need to install PCs, consoles or download and update games. Blacknut and Utomik Cloud, coming to LG TVs in September and November respectively, offer a range of titles ranging from triple-A to indie games, storytelling adventures, sports games, strategy games and more. By signing up for a monthly subscription, the two apps offer users the ability to instantly select and play any game from their catalogs, both of which are enriched with new titles each month. Blacknut offers subscribers over 500 games for all family members, who can create up to five profiles on the same account. Among the titles in the Metro Exodus catalog, Overcooked and a collection of Disney games. Utomik Cloud instead offers a growing selection of over 100 games from its library of over 1300 PC games spanning multiple genres, including indies such as Coffee Talk, My Time at Portia and Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion stand out. The new cloud gaming apps will arrive from this month on the App Store of LG TVs with webOS 6.0 and webOS 2022. Thanks to an interface update, these TVs now also offer the Gaming Shelf function, a sort of virtual shelf to to access cloud gaming services directly from the main TV screen. Some Nvidia GeForce Now titles are already accessible from the Gaming Shelf, while Google Stadia games and other cloud services will be added with upcoming updates.