2 months free Stadia Pro Membership - sign up via Stadia app
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2 months free Stadia Pro Membership - sign up via Stadia app

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Expires on 03/06/2020 at 01:29Posted 21st May
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You can get 2 months of Stadia Pro Membership for free before June 3rd 2020, giving you access to Stadia Pro games for free as well as Stadia Pro discounts.

From June 3rd 2020 the offer will be for one month free, however until then you can claim two months to lighten up your lockdown!


To get your 2 months free...



  • Play on your laptop, desktop, supported Android phones or Chrome OS tablet with your favorite (HID compliant) controller or mouse and keyboard. Play using a Stadia Controller on your TV with Stadia Premiere Edition.

  • Already a Stadia Pro Member? Don't worry, your account should have already received the free 2 months when the offer started by not charging you for 2 months from then


Next best price of £17.98 based on 2x Stadia Pro Membership payments of £8.99 each
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kevsoth21/05/2020 02:13

So what is stadia pro ??



Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding is;

Stadia has two tiers, free and pro


Pro tier enables you to play the games for a monthly subscription fee. (Think game pass, PlayStation Now etc). The games are refreshed and rotated added and removed on on-going basis.

The biggest selling point for Stadia is that you are not downloading any game locally and it only gets streamed to your screen so all the heavy lifting is done on server side which raises challenges like latency and visual fidelity as well as data consumption.

My hunch is that things will improve overtime albeit gradually. List of games needs to grow as well.

With the current offer it is this Pro Tier which has gone free for two months but when the two months are over you will be automatically moved to free tier ‘as long as you cancel your subscription before the time is up’.

If you purchase any game on the platform regardless of the tier you signed up to, it becomes forever yours to keep and play on stadia even when you don’t have any subscription to pro tier and when it has run out after 2 months and that’s what seems to be confusing many.
Edited by: "Letmep1ay" 21st May
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So what is stadia pro ??
kevsoth21/05/2020 02:13

So what is stadia pro ??



Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding is;

Stadia has two tiers, free and pro


Pro tier enables you to play the games for a monthly subscription fee. (Think game pass, PlayStation Now etc). The games are refreshed and rotated added and removed on on-going basis.

The biggest selling point for Stadia is that you are not downloading any game locally and it only gets streamed to your screen so all the heavy lifting is done on server side which raises challenges like latency and visual fidelity as well as data consumption.

My hunch is that things will improve overtime albeit gradually. List of games needs to grow as well.

With the current offer it is this Pro Tier which has gone free for two months but when the two months are over you will be automatically moved to free tier ‘as long as you cancel your subscription before the time is up’.

If you purchase any game on the platform regardless of the tier you signed up to, it becomes forever yours to keep and play on stadia even when you don’t have any subscription to pro tier and when it has run out after 2 months and that’s what seems to be confusing many.
Edited by: "Letmep1ay" 21st May
Is stadia still a thing?
Haha they may as well give me a free Stadia at this rate
Good if you don’t have hardware to play it on. Tho GeForce Now might be cheaper considering monthly subscription and cheaper Steam games.
Shadow Boost for £13/month seems like the best all in one solution as you can install whatever you want on your own full windows 10 cloud PC
Can't even convince me to bother for free at this point.
Letmep1ay21/05/2020 02:20

Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding …Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding is;Stadia has two tiers, free and proPro tier enables you to play the games for a monthly subscription fee. (Think game pass, PlayStation Now etc). The games are refreshed and rotated added and removed on on-going basis.The biggest selling point for Stadia is that you are not downloading any game locally and it only gets streamed to your screen so all the heavy lifting is done on server side which raises challenges like latency and visual fidelity as well as data consumption.My hunch is that things will improve overtime albeit gradually. List of games needs to grow as well.With the current offer it is this Pro Tier which has gone free for two months but when the two months are over you will be automatically moved to free tier ‘as long as you cancel your subscription before the time is up’.If you purchase any game on the platform regardless of the tier you signed up to, it becomes forever yours to keep and play on stadia even when you don’t have any subscription to pro tier and when it has run out after 2 months and that’s what seems to be confusing many.


Free tier = up to 1080p streaming of games purchased
Pro tier = up to 4K Streaming of games purchased + Playstation Plus+ / Games With Gold style monthly games
nazmul55521/05/2020 05:22

Shadow Boost for £13/month seems like the best all in one solution as you …Shadow Boost for £13/month seems like the best all in one solution as you can install whatever you want on your own full windows 10 cloud PC


Shadow is great, I've been using the boost tier for a few months, however...

At the moment there is no all-out winner in cloud gaming. Geforce Now and Stadia will perform better with games that are supported. I'm using a mixture of Geforce Now and Shadow depending on what I want to play.

Because the Shadow Boost CPU is a fraction of a Xeon v3, anything CPU intensive is better on GFN, I'll check out Stadia with the free games and see how they perform.

I haven't mentioned XCloud as it's difficult to compare normal gaming experience to a 5" screen. Hopefully it'll be available for desktops/laptops soon.
There is only a small library of games. The monthly subscription would add up to a console eventually. In the meantime you end up paying money and not benefiting from it.
Been having some fun on Stadia Pro (free trial) over the past few weeks...playing the Serious Sam Collection and GRID 2019. (Arnie) "Do It Now!"
Edited by: "Discente" 21st May
TiredParent21/05/2020 08:35

There is only a small library of games. The monthly subscription would add …There is only a small library of games. The monthly subscription would add up to a console eventually. In the meantime you end up paying money and not benefiting from it.


You know you don't have to pay the monthly fee to play games, right?

Any games you buy are available to play without subscription.

The pro tier gives you access to ~2 free games per months, similar to Gold/PS+, and just like those services you lose access to your pro games if you stop subscribing. However any games you buy outright are yours forever.

A couple of key differences from Stadia to consoles. You don't have to buy the hardware and you don't have to pay a subscription fee to play online, all you have to pay for is the game itself.
Destiny 2 pro-tip for F2P players
Set up cross-save & play on Stadia to unlock exotic quests/loot from Forsaken and Shadowkeep for FREE.
Switch back to your usual platform and profit !
(certain quest steps and locations will be only accessible on Stadia)
Surely this will get abandoned by Google soon, the player numbers are awful.
I've got Shadow, Xcloud, GFN and Stadia. All have there pros and cons. Bought Assassins Creed Odyssey on Stadia for £26 quid. also bought it (standard version) for £6 for GF.

Personally I use Stadia the most since I'm playing ACO and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Shadow for Doom Eternal and Xbox game pass, such as Metro Exodus and also windows apps. The GFN for The Witcher 2 and 3 and some others.

Xcloud for Hell blade, Shadow of the Tomb raider.

I think there is a place for all and of course you would pay a fair chuck to have all

£9 Stadia for Pro + any purchased games or free and your purchased games (though to get the best deal for new games you need pro)
£5 GF + any purchased games (can be cheap on steam, epic store) or free but the queue wait can be hours for a hour of play.
£15 Shadow + any purchased games (I use Xbox Game Pass and Steam with this)
£10 Xbox Game Pass ultimate (have a Xbox as well as PC)

£40 to run it a month.

Personally I probably stick with Stadia if the games catalogue improves and also GFN (for a £5, may change my mind if it goes up a lot). I'm not seeing shadow as a games machine as more as a cloud computer to do stuff, so I factor the cost differently, so could get rid of game pass and save £10.

For pure gaming I must admit I'm finding Stadia good for me and really convenient to start a game. GFN has login and 2FA to get through before you can play a game. Shadow is also a bit time consuming with its constant updates. Also the hard drive space with shadow is more limiting unless you pay extra for HD space, for example £2.99 a month for extra 500 GB.

Also the big factor for me is that I don't have to upgrade my home PC with a new graphics card and hard drive and can use these services any of my devices.
Edited by: "Richard_Mathews" 21st May
tyddynroger21/05/2020 12:58

Surely this will get abandoned by Google soon, the player numbers are …Surely this will get abandoned by Google soon, the player numbers are awful.



What are the player numbers I'm interested to know?
drasim21/05/2020 08:06

Shadow is great, I've been using the boost tier for a few months, …Shadow is great, I've been using the boost tier for a few months, however...At the moment there is no all-out winner in cloud gaming. Geforce Now and Stadia will perform better with games that are supported. I'm using a mixture of Geforce Now and Shadow depending on what I want to play.Because the Shadow Boost CPU is a fraction of a Xeon v3, anything CPU intensive is better on GFN, I'll check out Stadia with the free games and see how they perform.I haven't mentioned XCloud as it's difficult to compare normal gaming experience to a 5" screen. Hopefully it'll be available for desktops/laptops soon.


How have you been using Shadow when the Boost is still in pre-order and will be available in August??
Richard_Mathews21/05/2020 13:01

What are the player numbers I'm interested to know?


There's only official numbers for individual games out there, people have done various calculations and guesswork for overall active player count, neither are good. Google's track record of dumping projects that aren't working isn't great either.
i have tried it before, is okish for some that wana play some games , but dont have the hardware for it, but if you wana play online... forget it , latency for all ads up and is kinda bad for any real time gaming, unless is turn based. I even tried on my gaming pc with 200mbs connection on realy powerfull pc (killer ethernet 2k/144hz rtx2080ti etc...) and latency still was bad, also my brother in law tried on a powerful pc on gigabit ethernet and he said was ok , latency is there but not that bad . We are still years away from streaming games eficcient
viliu_me21/05/2020 13:42

i have tried it before, is okish for some that wana play some games , but …i have tried it before, is okish for some that wana play some games , but dont have the hardware for it, but if you wana play online... forget it , latency for all ads up and is kinda bad for any real time gaming, unless is turn based. I even tried on my gaming pc with 200mbs connection on realy powerfull pc (killer ethernet 2k/144hz rtx2080ti etc...) and latency still was bad, also my brother in law tried on a powerful pc on gigabit ethernet and he said was ok , latency is there but not that bad . We are still years away from streaming games eficcient


All depends on your connection. I have Stadia and play online without issues. I don't notice any lag / bad latency whilst playing online.
Champs00721/05/2020 13:10

How have you been using Shadow when the Boost is still in pre-order and …How have you been using Shadow when the Boost is still in pre-order and will be available in August??


I initially had Boost in Jan when I ordered from the Dutch site which had immediate availability. In Feb I pre ordered from UK site and got activated last month. When I pre ordered it was for availability in March, which got delayed
Edited by: "drasim" 21st May
They must be desperate for subs.
So I signed up for this and brought myself a premiere edition with the controller. Just set it up last night and I have to say.... it’s brilliant. I brought red dead 2 and was instantly playing within seconds. No lag. No stutter. I was shocked! Then started playing PUBG and destiny 2. All worked flawlessly. I will staying with this as it’s no space required and no installs and updates. Love it.
You buy today and receive later. For example I purchased it in March and will receive it in June. They bring new subscribers in gradually
Edited by: "nazmul555" 21st May
Letmep1ay21/05/2020 02:20

Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding …Ok, so just to help some people with further info, my understanding is;Stadia has two tiers, free and proPro tier enables you to play the games for a monthly subscription fee. (Think game pass, PlayStation Now etc). The games are refreshed and rotated added and removed on on-going basis.The biggest selling point for Stadia is that you are not downloading any game locally and it only gets streamed to your screen so all the heavy lifting is done on server side which raises challenges like latency and visual fidelity as well as data consumption.My hunch is that things will improve overtime albeit gradually. List of games needs to grow as well.With the current offer it is this Pro Tier which has gone free for two months but when the two months are over you will be automatically moved to free tier ‘as long as you cancel your subscription before the time is up’.If you purchase any game on the platform regardless of the tier you signed up to, it becomes forever yours to keep and play on stadia even when you don’t have any subscription to pro tier and when it has run out after 2 months and that’s what seems to be confusing many.


"If you purchase any game on the platform regardless of the tier you signed up to, it becomes forever yours to keep and play on stadia".

Its not really yours forever as you don't actually own the game, you pay for a licence to play it as long as the service remains operational. I think that's partly why there is a lot of scepticism about the service, you don't really own the games and Google has a longstanding reputation for abandoning projects that are not successful. There is even a web page set up that shows all the (200) services and products that Google has abandoned: killedbygoogle.com. I think this is why many are wary about buying games on the service, they could disappear at a whim, in addition to the concerns about lag and data usage, etc.
WycombeWanderers21/05/2020 14:27

So I signed up for this and brought myself a premiere edition with the …So I signed up for this and brought myself a premiere edition with the controller. Just set it up last night and I have to say.... it’s brilliant. I brought red dead 2 and was instantly playing within seconds. No lag. No stutter. I was shocked! Then started playing PUBG and destiny 2. All worked flawlessly. I will staying with this as it’s no space required and no installs and updates. Love it.



No no no! It's rubbish as you can tell from all the people who post in Stadia threads who have never tried it, or have a poor internet/wi-fi setup Amazing bit of kit and performance for me, here also. Am seriosuly very impressed with it all so far
deadnheadless21/05/2020 18:23

No no no! It's rubbish as you can tell from all the people who post in …No no no! It's rubbish as you can tell from all the people who post in Stadia threads who have never tried it, or have a poor internet/wi-fi setup Amazing bit of kit and performance for me, here also. Am seriosuly very impressed with it all so far


Honestly thought you were being serious for a moment saying that it's rubbish because people who haven't tried it or have a poor connection say so

Glad you enjoy it!
I tried this for a bit but there doesn't seem to be much point to it...there are hardly any games on it. Geforce NOW lets you play anything that you already own on Steam and there's a fully free tier.
Monkeyface21/05/2020 19:09

I tried this for a bit but there doesn't seem to be much point to …I tried this for a bit but there doesn't seem to be much point to it...there are hardly any games on it. Geforce NOW lets you play anything that you already own on Steam and there's a fully free tier.


Two points, its not every game that you own on steam, lots have been removed and have you seen the free queues, they can run into hundreds of people in front of you.
For all the trash talking about Stadia, I'm really enjoying it. I'm the most casual of gamers, and for me not having to invest in a console and just flick up a game onto my TV and play is great. I get why people who take games more seriously may not like it, but for me it fits my needs perfectly. My WiFi hovers around 40mbps and I do get a little lag sometimes if it drops, but meh, it's worth the trade off for what I want.
Is there a list anywhere of games currently included with Stadia Pro.
mudddy21/05/2020 23:05

Is there a list anywhere of games currently included with Stadia Pro.


Zombie Army 4: Dead War
The Turing Test
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Pioneer Edition
PUBG - BADLANDS LEISURE SET
Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)
SteamWorld Heist
Serious Sam Collection
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
SteamWorld Dig 2
Spitlings
Destiny 2: The Collection
GYLT
GRID
Just tried this out. I've managed to pair my PS4 dual shock controller fine with my phone, and was hoping I could cast to my 2nd gen chromecast.

It did pop up once in my cast to list, and I've updated to firmware on the cc to the latest, but no joy.

I know an ultra is properly supported, but was hoping I could at least game in 1080p on my current 2nd gen.
Anyone know if it should be possible?
tried GRID so many times but it lags to high heaven. literally unplayable everytime ive tried which is a shame.
Just a word of warning, if you think there is a chance you will want to buy the Stadia Premium kit with the 3 months free DO NOT use the 2 month free trial on your main Google Account.

If you use the trial then put your faith in Google and lay down £120 on their hardware they DO NOT allow you to have the three months free! Their solution to this is "just make a new Google account". I cannot believe given all the bad press they have had that they would not give you three months free when you've just given them £120 and that their idea of a workaround is to not have your Stadia linked to your Google account.
my-planet22/05/2020 11:23

Just tried this out. I've managed to pair my PS4 dual shock controller …Just tried this out. I've managed to pair my PS4 dual shock controller fine with my phone, and was hoping I could cast to my 2nd gen chromecast.It did pop up once in my cast to list, and I've updated to firmware on the cc to the latest, but no joy.I know an ultra is properly supported, but was hoping I could at least game in 1080p on my current 2nd gen.Anyone know if it should be possible?


For chromecasts, it's the Ultra only at the moment i am afraid. There was a rumour about supporting the 2nd gen in the future, but no idea if it will ever happen (I own a gen 2 chromecast myself but I doubt it will happen). There is also a rumour about a new chromecast with remote coming out soon.
I bought the like of grid ultimate, assassins creed odyseey, darksiders genesis, boarderlands 3, final fantasy 15, ghost recon, the crew 2 and then division 2 all at competitive prices and not had a single problem. Already made my decision to get my triple A fall games on stadia

I also have shadow for £15 a month but do feel the boost tier is lack what I want in some of my library of games. Though have to admit shadow is a great experience as well and looking forward to other tiers

People should check stadia out while its 2 months free to see what cloud gaming is all about
Edited by: "stephen_hoult" 13 h, 21 m ago
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