Stadia ControllerSource: Android Central

What you need to know

  • Google has started advertising its game streaming service on the Google Search homepage.
  • It's now showing a banner bringing users' attention to its ongoing promo for Stadia Pro, which offers two months of Stadia Pro for free.
  • The offer includes immediate access to nine games, including Destiny 2 and GRID.

Earlier in the month, Google rolled out the free tier of its new game streaming service, Stadia. Coinciding with that announcement was a new offer from the Mountain View giant aimed at keeping you entertained as you practice social distancing: a free two month trial for the Pro subscription!

And as the company brings back its "Stay Home. Save Lives" doodle aimed at encouraging social distancing, it's also using the opportunity to give a nod to the game streaming service, with a link to the ongoing offer and the tagline "Thank you for staying home. Enjoy free video games from Stadia Pro."

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Google Search Stadia PromoSource: Google

The offer is only available in fourteen countries, though, based on the current availability of Stadia in general: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Once subscribed, it gives you immediate access to nine games, including Destiny 2 and GRID.

Once the two months are over, you will be charged the standard $9.99 per month for the subscription, though you can, of course, cancel your membership before the end of the promotional period to avoid any charges.

Everything you need

Stadia: Premiere Edition

A good way to start

This bundle includes everything you need to get started with Stadia. It includes the controller, Chromecast Ultra, Destiny 2, Samurai Shodown, and three months of the Stadia Pro subscription for you and a friend. It's a great way to begin your game streaming journey.