As Game Console makers are heading towards releasing their first batch of next-generation consoles to the customers such as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S along with Sony’s PlayStation 5, Google scrambles to get more consumers on its own gaming platform ‘Google Stadia. Almost one year ago this month, Google launched Stadia: its game streaming platform that lets you play games using its Stadia Controller. The latest move from Google pushes to get more Stadia controllers into players’ hands.
As first reported by Android Police, YouTube Premium subscribers in the US and the UK will receive a free Stadia bundle that includes a Stadia Controller, Chromecast Ultra 4K, and one month of Stadia Pro service all free. Moreover, some of the members are likely to get three free months of the game streaming service, perhaps if they have a YouTube Premium Family subscription reportedly.
Eligible subscribers on the US Google site must have a paid YouTube Premium subscription as of November 6, 2020, along with some other requirements including must also be over 18 years of age and reside in the US (excluding Hawaii, Guam, and US VI) and create Stadia Pro account with the same email address as the YouTube Premium subscription. It is also reported that subscribers residing in Canada, and other countries in the EU will soon be eligible for the same promotion.
Google has lured customers to try Stadia in the past. The search engine giant has teamed up with telecom companies in both the UK and the US to offer customers the same free bundle and some free service as well. After the trial, Stadia Pro costs $9.99 per month which is still an attractive offer. Even if you decide to cancel the Stadia subscription past the trial period, you can still keep your Controller and Chromecast Ultra to use on the free Stadia tier, all a win-win situation for subscribers.
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