Computer and Internet Requirements for PC/Mac®

What are the Computer and Internet Requirements to use the OnLive App?

Currently, all OnLive games are HD resolution and are played through the Internet to your television or computer. You'll need an HDTV, PC or Mac® and an Internet connection that meets the Minimum System Requirements.

For the PC or Mac®, you'll see better video quality if you meet the Recommended System Requirements, particularly on a large display.

PC or Mac Minimum Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Internet Connection: 2 Mbps, wired connection or Wi-Fi connection
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit) or XP SP3 (32-bit), Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Computer: Most PCs and netbooks, all Intel-based Macs
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x576
  • Graphics card with Pixel Shader 2.0 or better (PC)
  • CPU must support the SSE2 instruction set (PC)

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Internet Connection: 5 Mbps, wired connection or Wi-Fi connection
  • Operating System: Windows® 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit) or XP SP3 (32-bit), Mac® OS X 10.6 or later
  • Computer: Dual-core PCs, all Intel-based Macs
  • Screen Resolution: 1280x720
  • Graphics card with Pixel Shader 2.0 or better (PC)
  • CPU must support the SSE2 instruction set (PC) 

Almost all OnLive users have had good results if their system meets the above requirements, but note that many factors affect network quality and computer performance, including other applications using computer resources and other users sharing your network. If you meet the above requirements and are having problems with your OnLive experience that you cannot resolve, contact OnLive Customer Service.

Get more information about accessing the OnLive Game Service over Wi-Fi (Wireless Networks).

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