Google announced that a free version of Stadia, its game streaming service is available starting today.
How do you get the free version, well anyone with a Gmail address can sign up today and if you sign up Google will give you 2-months of Stadia Pro for free. Fourteen countries are getting the free tier today with 9 game titles in toe.
What if you already have Stadia, Google is showing you love as well, you get 2-months of Stadia Pro.
After that 2-month Pro trial the service will revert back to the free Stadia service, which is only 1080p resolution, 60fps and stereo audio, unless you want to continue to subscribe which is $9.99/month.
Along with this offer and the influx of users Google hopes to get, Google said “To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p.
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,” explained Phil Harrison, Google’s Stadia chief.
If you are interested in giving Stadia a try hit the button below. The free version is on a staggered rollout over the next 48 hours, so you might not see it in your country just yet.
Here’s how you can play:
- Download the Stadia app on Android or iOS
- Play on your laptop, desktop or Chrome OS tablet with your favorite (HID compliant) USB supported controller or mouse and keyboard
- Play over Wi-Fi on Pixel or many supported Android phones