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OnLive Desktop For iPad Available As Free Download In App Store [US Only]

by on January 13th, 2012

OnLive Desktop for iPad has just gone live in the App Store and is now available as a free download. The app provides instant access to an iPad optimized cloud-based Windows desktop complete with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint allowing Office documents to be viewed, created and edited. Users do however need an account with OnLive to use the program. Both free and paid plans are available offering upto 50GB of storage and priority access. With a free account users get 2GB of cloud storage and access to the Microsoft Office suite.

Here is the iTunes description:

OnLive® Desktop is a service that provides a seamless, no-compromise, instant-response cloud-based PC desktop, wherever and whenever you want it. OnLive brings to your iPad a high-performance PC experience, regardless of the content, even when interacting with fast-action media.

• Instantly view, edit and create documents using actual Microsoft® Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Easily transfer files between OnLive Desktop and other devices
• Experience high-performance, instant-response PC applications
• Interact with lag-free animation and video

Based on groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses the power of cloud computing to deliver a seamless, no-compromise remote PC desktop solution.

Sign up for free at www.onlive.com/desktop

You can get OnLive Desktop via the following App Store link:

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  • Lonnie

    This is called the iPad in Canada blog right? You might want to mention that Onlive is NOT available the te Canadian App Store, US Only. 🙁

  • Right now it’s US iTunes store ONLY, you can search other country’s stores by clicking on the little flag in the bottom right of every iTunes store page.

    I checked UK and Canadian stores and the Onlive Desktop app is there. I managed to get a (free) legit US copy of the app, but without jailbreaking there’s no way I can install it.

    Do you think it will come out in the Canadian store, or is this a service like Hulu or Pandora that offer free services, but to Americans only? Do I jailbreak for this?

  • Joe_cna

    Yeah, if it’s not available in Canada, why even bother to advertise it here.

  • Dginquebec

    I set up a US apple id to download the app and it installed fine on my iPad (I’m in Quebec). The app runs smoothly, but apart from editing Office docs there’s not much to do yet. You can upload/download files using a web site files.onlive.com. No need to use a proxy.

  • Shawn

    How did you do that i need help, i wanna do the same but it wont let me. Do you mind sharing. Thank you.