Utomik's cloud gaming app comes to Vidaa OS TVs

Mike Wheatley

Utomik, the cloud video game streaming service, is expanding its horizons to Vidaa OS, the operating system that’s featured on TVs from Hisense, Toshiba and some other brands.


The Utomik game streaming service is one of the most popular platforms for playing AAA games without a console, rivaling services such as Nvidia’s GeForce and Microsoft’s Xbox streaming service. It enables users to play games on their TV using only a games controller, without having a console. The games are streamed via cloud servers, similar to how Netflix and Amazon Prime stream TV shows and movies.

Already available on Samsung’s Tizen and LG’s webOS, Utomik is now coming to Vidaa OS.

"With VIDAA’s support, we will be able to reach even more gamers through our cloud platform, making games even more accessible than they have ever been,” said Utomik Chief Executive Dkoi Tops. “Now you don't need a gaming system to play great games – just a controller, TV, and Utomik.”

According to Utomik, its game streaming service will soon be available as an app within the Vidaa OS app store. From 2024, it will come pre-installed on all new Vidaa OS TVs.

The Vidaa OS platform is a Linux-based operating system for TVs that was partly developed by Hisense, and has since come to be used on TVs from Toshiba and more than 200 smaller brands. Vidaa reckons it has millions of active devices.

Utomik is one of the most popular game streaming applications, providing access to a library of more than 100 games for TVs, and over 1,500 games for PCs. The service costs just $9 per month, and users can test the service for free before committing to a subscription.

The service is available in the U.K., U.S., Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

It isn’t clear yet if Hisense is also intending to bring other cloud gaming apps to Vidaa OS TVs.