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Google gifting 3 months of Stadia Pro to YouTube Premium users: Report

The Stadia Pro trial will also be available for existing YouTube Premium members in the US

  • Published: April 7, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Google has reportedly started gifting three months of Stadia Pro to YouTube Premium members via email. At the moment, it appears that all reports are coming from YouTube Premium subscribers in the UK. The trial will also be available for existing Premium members in the US, reports 9To5Google. As of right now only some members are getting access to the Stadia Pro gift. Google is working towards adding features including the highly-anticipated free tier, YouTube streaming, family game sharing to Stadia soon. Also Read - Google Stadia testing begins on non-Pixel devices: Report

Recently, Google Stadia received an update, bringing it to version 2.7, and introducing a few minor tweaks to the user interface. The search engine giant has also confirmed that new buyers of the Chromecast Ultra devices will be offered a three-month “Pro Pass” trial of Stadias Pro tier. Back in January Google had apparently begun testing Stadia on non-Pixel devices. When users would log into their Stadia account on a non-Pixel phone, they would see the “Choose where to play” screen. This would only let them choose between Chromecast Ultra and PC connectivity. Also Read - Google Stadia controller wireless support coming for phones, laptops, desktops in 2020

Google Store listing had revealed that the Stadia controller will get wireless support for laptops, desktops, phones and tablets in 2020, but did not announce an exact launch date for the same. Wireless functionality for the Stadia controller is a big deal as it uses built-in WiFi to directly connect to Stadia servers when users are playing games, meaning it will be able to reduce input lag.

What is Google Stadia?

Stadia is a cloud-based gaming service by Google that requires no consoles to play. The service is capable of streaming video games of up to 4K resolution and at 60 fps. Once you have a sufficiently high-speed network connection, you can access Google Stadia on the Google Chrome web browser on PCs.

The service was launched on November 19, 2019. The service is also available on Chromecast, Chrome OS tablets and Google’s Pixel smartphones. Now, Stadia is expected to go bigger with support for non-Pixel devices. There were also recent reports on the web of the service even running on an e-book reader.

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  • Published Date: April 7, 2020 10:20 AM IST