The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us spending a lot more time at home, and many companies offering options for things to do while you’re there.
Editor's Note: Google Stadia is not currently available in Australia.
This week Google announced that it’s offering free access to its cloud gaming service Stadia right now. Additionally, it’s giving anyone that signs up 2 months of free access to Stadia Pro, which scores you free access to nine different games.
Here’s the play by play on how to make that happen from Google:
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 favourite (HID compliant) USB supported controller or mouse and keyboard
•Play over Wi-Fi on Pixel or many supported Android phones
Like many of the others services out there offering a free trial right now, you’ll need to sign up for an account and you’ll need to provide payment info in order to gain access.
After your 2-month trial is over, you’ll be charged $US9.99 ($16) a month for Stadia Pro. At a minimum, it’s worth setting a calendar reminder to yourself to consider whether or not you want to keep the service two months from now before you end up getting charged.
All that said, this is the first time Google has offered a free trial of the service at all, so if you’ve been wanting to check it out, now might just be the perfect time.