Vizio and OnLive Starting Video Streaming Services

Posted Tue Dec 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

The cloud gaming company will soon make a foray into movies, but so could the number one selling TV brand in America.

Netflix is huge. That's not a problem for Netflix, but it is a problem for everyone else, who sees the popular video streaming company as a target. They feel the service is too big for its own good.

OnLive, the cloud gaming service, is considering throwing its lot into the streaming game. It makes perfect sense that they should, since the company already has some of the needed architecture in place.

What's likely to make a bigger impact though, is Vizio's plan for a subscription streaming service. Even if it doesn't offer as much as other options, it will be highlighted on Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players across the country. Since Vizio sells the most TVs in the US, that's very good marketing.

There are a lot of rumors going around and plenty of plans in place, and we expect to hear something a bit more official in the coming months.

Source: Electronista

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