OnLive Desktop For iOS Review

Posted by on January 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Remember OnLive, the games on demand streaming service? Well, this time they’re back at it again but this time OnLive is taking over your remote desktop. Today, the hard working folks at OnLive released an iOS app “service that provides a seamless, no-compromise, instant-response cloud-based PC desktop”. Whew, that’s a lot of hyphons! So, is it worth the download? Find out after the break!

I’m trying my best at not being bitter about OnLive releasing a cloud-based desktop before the anticipated game player app. Regardless of how I feel, this nifty piece of software is incredibly sturdy and lightening fast. The desktop that is provided free to your OnLive account is pretty darn tootin’ basic. For this version, you’ll receive access to three Microsoft Office suites and 2GB’s of cloud storage. You’ll also have the ability to transfer files via OnLive’s file manager. Other than the preloaded lack luster games included, this puppy ain’t too shabby. If you’re looking for something with a little more substance, don’t you worry about a ‘thang’. OnLive will eventually release two more versions of the cloud-based PC desktop — Pro and Enterprise. Obviously, anyone can use those versions. But you probably won’t get your money’s worth unless you’re a doctor, lawyer or IT.

Ok, I tried talking you out of throwing your hard earned money away and now you’re wanting more information? Fine. Here’s some details about Pro and Enterprise:

OnLive Desktop Pro is coming soon, with 50 GB of cloud storage, priority access, full-featured cloud-accelerated web browsing, additional PC apps, and other OnLive-unique features for $9.99/month (US).

OnLive is also announcing their “Enterprise” plan, meant for businesses and organizations of any size, seeking centralized, secure computing resources, as well as Independent Software Vendors seeking to deliver custom applications. With OnLive Enterprise, IT departments have full control of user entitlements/access privileges to both retail and ISV applications, while enabling users to access the same applications through any device.

See, told ya so. Any who, if you want to see OnLive Desktop in action, check out the video below!


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