As is well known, Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service from Google. In this time of crisis, to fight the corona virus pandemic that has attacked more than 30 countries in the world, Google has finally provided access to Stadia Pro for free for the next two months as of April 8, 2020.
Google’s move follows Steam and Epic Games, which have previously provided access to free PC games on their services to support social distancing policies around the world so that people stay at home during the crisis.
Phil Harrison, Vice President and GM of Google Stadia said that it is quite difficult to stay at home for long periods of time, while maintaining social distancing is very important. Google provides free access to its pro version of the Stadia controller, which aims to allow people to socialize with friends and family when stuck at home.
Google Stadia Pro Free Access
For the next two months, Google Stadia can be accessed free of charge by gamers in 14 countries. After this free access period ends, if you don’t want to continue subscribing, you can cancel this service at any time, or if you are interested in continuing, you can pay $ 9.9 per month.
Those who have subscribed to Google Stadia Pro will also get this free access for the next two months. During this period of free access, you can play a total of 38 of the most popular online games on Google Stadia including Thumper, Destiny 2: The Collection, and GRID.
Not only free access, but Google has also lowered the image resolution from 4K to 1080, this is done so that users can be more efficient in using bandwidth. Even though there is a decrease in resolution, you don’t need to worry because the decrease in gameplay quality will not be too noticeable.
How to Register Google Stadia Pro
You can use Google Stadia Pro easily on your Android smartphone, iOS or PC. Here is how to register and play Google Stadia.
- Open the official Stadia website here, then do online registration.
- If you are a Smartphone user, download the Stadia application on Android or iOS
- You can also play on a laptop, desktop or tablet using a controller, mouse or keyboard
- Congratulations you can play on Google Stadia.
But unfortunately Google’s free promo for Stadia Pro can only be accessed in several countries: United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Some users outside this country claim to be able to access it if they use a VPN.
But you must understand the consequences of using a free VPN which are quite dangerous, ranging from data and IP leaks, adware attacks to allowing malware or even ransomware to enter your gadget or laptop as well as your PC.
This Corona Virus pandemic has indeed spread to 30 countries in the world and has made many parties experience crisis. Phil Harrison said that his team was also affected by the Covid-19 outbreak but would still serve users even though they were not in the capacity as before. Kabar Games hopes that you will keep #DirumahAja and support social distancing so that the Covid-19 pandemic ends quickly.