LG brings game apps to Cinema 3D Smart TVs

One of the best features for many people with a smart TV is the ability to surf the Internet and download apps to run on the TV screen. Often some of the most popular apps for smart TVs are games. LG has announced an industry first today with the arrival of 3D-enabled game apps for its line of Cinema 3D Smart TVs.

The best part is that these aren't second-tier games LG has whipped up, according to LG these are some of the most popular apps that have been available on smartphones and tablets through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The game apps were previously only available in 2D and are available in 3-D for the first time on LG TVs. The first series of five games are available as of today.

Available apps include Air Penguin, Frisbee Forever, Burn The City, Downhill Bowling 2, and Diversion. "We are excited to be able to bring 3D gaming to Smart TVs for the first time so family members can enjoy the immersive fun together," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. "With the arrival of established games as well as original titles developed exclusively for LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV, we are fulfilling our commitment to realizing the potential of Smart TV as a genuine 3D gaming platform. LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV owners will be amazed as they become fully engrossed in the large screen, 3D environments of their favorite games, and at how easy it is to be in control with the Magic Remote."

LG promises that the technology used in its 3D TVs will allow gamers to play for longer periods without eye fatigue thanks to the lightweight 3D glasses and the Flicker-Free technology LG uses. The games take advantage of LG's Magic Remote as a motion-sensitive game controller. The new game apps are available on LG Smart World in all 13 countries where LG currently offers its Smart TV paid services. Additional games will come in August and pricing for the apps is unannounced.