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.

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