Good news for the gamers, as Google has announced that Stadia Pro is free to use for two months. According to the reports, the free tier has started from 8th April and will last until two months. It will take at least 48 hours from the announcement from Google to finally bring out the free version. Google Stadia Pro is free to use in 14 countries where the games streaming service is supported. All you need to have is a Gmail account, and there you go!
The countries in which Google Stadia Pro will be free to play are the US, Canada France, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Germany.
How to Get Free Access to Stadia Pro?
To get free access to the Pro version of Stadia, all you have to do is open the Stadia’s website from your browser, and sign up with your Gmail account. After that, you’ll be able to purchase different games and stream all of them at 1080p/60 fps. You’ll also enjoy awesome stereo surround sound effects while playing games.
Players that will sign up today for this free version, will also have a chance to receive two free months of Stadia Pro subscription tier level, with a choice to either continue a $9.99/month subscription or just withdraw afterward. With the Pro subscription of Stadia, players can claim free games for their Stadia library every day. They’ll have access to the games till the subscription is for free i.e. two months, same as a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The games that are available for players to play for free on Google Stadia Pro are;
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)
- Serious Sam Collection
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- SteamWorld Dig 2
What the VP of Stadia had to Say:
Usually, Stadia Pro allows its users to play in up to 4K/60fps/HDR format. But now Google has announced that, in light of the current novel coronavirus pandemic and the increased stress on internet usage, Google is working to develop a default screen resolution fo all players at 1080p. However, this change has not gone live yet. Phil Harrison, VP, and GM of Stadia said in a statement alongside the announcement;
To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p. With increased demand due to more people at home during this time, we’re taking a responsible approach to internet traffic… The vast majority of people on a desktop or laptop won’t notice a significant drop in gameplay quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app.
We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory. Keeping social distance is vital, but staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating. Video games can be a valuable way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home.
Google Stadia has its app available on Android and iOS devices. Stadia games can be played on a variety of laptops, PCs through Chrome, tablets, Google Pixel Phones, and Android Phones. There is an entire list of keyboards, controllers, and mice to use with Stadia games. Currently, there is a minimum of 38 games present on the Stadia for the players to purchase through, with an expected 120 more games to come to Stadia in 2020.
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