Google Stadia Buddy Pass now live, gives Stadia Pro free trial to friend

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Stadia logo (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google Stadia is a game streaming service that launched last week.
  • The Buddy Pass allows you to give a friend a 3-month free trial of the service.
  • Those who preordered the Founder's Edition can send out Buddy Passes now.
  • Just head over to the Stadia app on Android or iOS and tap the envelope at the top.

When Google Stadia launched, the company promised that the Buddy Pass — a 3-month Stadia Pro free trial for a friend — would be available soon. Well, it's been a week and the Buddy Pass trials are going out to those who preordered the Founder's Edition. If you open the Stadia app on your Android or iOS device, you'll notice that the theater tickets on the top left corner have morphed into an envelope.

If you click on the envelope, it'll ask you to message a friend with the Stadia Pro trial. Just send the message and they'll be prompted to install the Stadia app and redeem the code. Just in case the message is lost, a copy is sent to your Gmail address.

Stadia Buddy Pass

Are you excited to spread the love with the Stadia Buddy Pass? Let us know. Hopefully, this will encourage more gamers to check out the service and, possibly, adopt it because it offers the best image quality out of them all.

Asher Madan