Best answer: Price varies depending on which version you get. Stadia Pro will cost $10/month. Stadia Base will be completely free.
- The best package: Google Stadia Founder's Edition ($129 at Google)
- Go wireless: Google Stadia controller ($69 at Google)
- Play it first: Google Chromecast Ultra ($69 at Amazon)
Which versions can I choose from?
As of this writing, Google has revealed two Stadia tiers: Stadia Pro and Stadia Base. The company did not specify what other tiers might become available down the road.
People can also choose to purchase the Stadia Founder's Edition for $129, which includes three months of Stadia Pro for free along with a Google Chromecast Ultra and an exclusive Night Blue Stadia controller. You also get access to a Buddy Pass to give to a friend.
What are the differences between Stadia Pro and Base?
Both Stadia Pro and Stadia Base will have access to any games that come to the service. Their differences lie within their quality and benefits, with Stadia Pro offering higher resolution games and additional incentives to purchase it over the free version.
|Category||Stadia Pro||Stadia Base|
|Resolution||Up to 4K||Up to 1080p|
|Sound||5.1 surround sound||Stereo|
|Free games released regularly||Yes||No|
What happens if I cancel Stadia Pro?
If you find that you don't want to keep paying $10/month for the service, you can cancel it without any penalties. Even better, any games that you purchased while a Stadia Pro subscriber will be available to you on Stadia Base without a subscription.
When will each tier be available?
Stadia Pro will be available when the service launches in November 2019 through the Stadia Founder's Edition. Stadia Base will release sometime next year in 2020, though the company had not stated exactly when. It's also worth noting that Stadia will be launching in 14 countries to start: U.S., Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and U.K.
An all-in-one value
The Founder's Edition of Google Stadia offers three free months of Stadia Pro and includes a Google Chromecast Ultra and Stadia controller, making it quite the deal for the price.
Just for Stadia
Buy it for a buddy.
Google's new Stadia controller is now available to purchase separately from the Founder's Edition Bundle. Pick it up and gift to a friend so that you can both get gaming with that Buddy Pass.
Stadia-ready on day one
Whichever package of Stadia you opt for, it's set to work on the Google Chromecast Ultra immediately at launch. Don't miss out on streaming some of your favorite games day one.
Sign up for Black Friday email alerts!
Get the hottest deals available in your inbox plus news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more from the Android Central team.
Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.