Who doesnât like Netflix? After a long day, itâs nice to come home and get your streaming on as you cuddle with a loved one. And whether thatâs a person or a bottle of booze, having an endless list of movies you intend to watch is a great thing. I know, youâve meant to watch âMetropolisâ- any day now, Iâm sure. Thankfully, several companies have jumped into streaming games, and OnePlay is looking to provide their service to not only Android OS, but even as a free service to public libraries.
According to their press release, OnePlayâs catalogue features more than a thousand titles for PC, Android, PS3&4, and Xbox 360. For home or mobile users, you can get unlimited rentals for $6.99 a month, with a 10% discount if youâd like to purchase any games from their store.
If youâre a progressive kind of individual, or just extremely thrifty, you can also possibly play these at your local library as well. The company is hoping to provide games to the public for free in the same way movies, CDs and books are. Your library system has to pay OnePlay however, so this service may not be at your current branch. The release states that they have âseveral libraries signed up for the service, in USA, Europe and Australia.â
People who use this service at the library will not need a credit card or cash; only a membership with their local branch. And you thought it was tough getting a computer now- wait until little Timmy tries running Arkham Asylum on one of the libraryâs potatoes.
âIt has been great experiencing our successful beta launch in USA (sic),â says Lasse Jensen, CEO of OnePlay. He says that they âlook forward to rolling out the service in USA, Europe, Latin America and Australia & New Zealand.â
The games provided probably wonât blow your hair back however, as I looked around and saw a lot of shovelware. There are some PC gems in there though, including Flatout 2, Guilty Gear Isuka, Evoland, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Deponia, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Lego Batman and F.E.A.R. 2. Thereâs also console games on there, but I was unable to find information on how rentals through that service would work.
One play is looking to grow the number of publishers in their subscription service soon. Publishers simply need to deliver a DRM-free version of their games to OnePlay, whoâll protect and lend out the games with their service.
As mentioned at the top, OnePlay isnât the only streaming service in town. Gamefly offers an additional streaming service along with their disc-based mailing option. Nvidia also offers a similar service with their shield products. For console gamers, thereâs Playstation Now on the PS4, and thereâs- uh, backwards compatibility with some of Xbox 360âs games on the One. Most of these services started in the past year, so this is new ground for us gamers, so hopefully one of them knocks it out of the park soon.
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