Google is giving away a two-month Stadia Pro trial for fans who sign-up for the service trial. The browser and mobile-based gaming platform that allows you to play AAA titles on devices that don’t normally have that much computing power are worth a try now that is has a free trial. Stadia is bumpy to pilot, with input lag and drops in frame rate common when playing over mobile data or on a shoddy connection. But with its free-to-play trial offering those who might have a lot more free time an option to try something new, it’s worth the download.
How to Sign-up For Google Stadia Pro Free Trial
Users can sign-up for the Stdia Pro free trial by heading over to the platform’s website and creating an account. From there, you should be able to get access to all nine games including Destiny 2, SteamWorld Dig 2, Metro Exodus, and GRID. Currently, it doesn’t seem like the trial is active for all users but it should be rolling out over the next few days. If you already have a Pro subscription, you won’t be charged for the next two months, though payment of $9.99 will continue once the trial is over.
“We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory,” Vice President of Google Stadia Phil Harrison said in a blog post. “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,
For those who can’t afford a new, fancy game or haven’t been able to get into the Valiant Closed Beta, this is a viable alternative. Google Stadia still has a lot of hiccups but it’s worth the investment of your time. If you have an iPhone, Android, or Pixel, you can download the app and play with a sponsored controller or a Stadia controller. On PC, you can use a mouse and keyboard or another controller that fits the game.
When Google launched in November, it promised a free option for those not willing to spend hundreds on a platform that might not work. This free trial will also bring the free standard option that was promised while the platform was unreleased. You shouldn’t need an invite code to get into this version or the free trial.
Will you be trying the Google Stadia Pro Free Trial or even a free chance at this experiment isn’t enough? Tell us in the comments.