Video games can be a valuable way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home, so Google is waiving the $130 entry fee for its Stadia cloud gaming service. That gives gamers in 14 countries FREE access to Stadia Pro and its high-end video games. This means you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a gaming console or powerful PC.
Anyone who signs up will get two free months of Stadia Pro with instant access to nine games, including GRID, Destiny 2: The Collection, and Thumper. You can purchase even more games on the store, which will remain yours to play even if you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription.
If you’re already a paid Stadia Pro subscriber, you won’t be charged for the next two months. After that, Stadia Pro is $9.99 a month, but you can opt out of your subscription at any time.
If you’re new, playing on Stadia is simple:
- Go to Stadia.com to sign up
- 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
With increased demand due to more people at home during this time, Stadia is 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 game play quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app.