Tencent has partnered with Chinese TV makers, including Hisense and Konka, to pre-install some online games licensed or developed in-house on the latter’s connected TVs, according to a report by Tencent’s QQ.com. (report in Chinese)

An app for TV has been released that not only offers games but also some social features.

Scanning a code on the TV screen with a smartphone, users will be able to sign in with QQ IM or WeChat accounts. Thus users can interact with their QQ/WeChat friends in social games or make in-app purchases on smartphone with WeChat Payment, QQ virtual currencies or other payments services supported by Tencent.

Tencent has made some of its portfolio games compatible with game controllers, remote controllers or smartphones. Four popular WeChat games now support smartphone remote controlling.

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com

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