Google is still making ways to get its cloud-based gaming platform, Stadia, more accessible to users. With that said, the company has found Stadia’s newest partner, Verizon, which will start offering a free Google Stadia system to new Verizon Fios customers.
Launched November of last year, Stadia is Google’s foray into the gaming world and offers a Netflix-esque style platform that operates on multiple devices without needing a tangible console. Stadia, which initially offered a limited number of titles at launch, has expanded and added a number of high-profile titles such as Final Fantasy XV, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Tomb Raider, and so much more.
With that, having a high-speed connection is paramount for getting the most out of the Stadia. That’s where Verizon kicks in. Starting January 29th, Verizon Fios customers who avail of the Gigabit plan will get a free Stadia Premiere Edition. Valued at $129, the Premiere Edition will include a free Stadia controller, Google Chromecast Ultra, and three-month Stadia Pro subscription, which included 5 free games and access to 4K/60FPS gaming.
Fios Gigabit packages start at $79.99 per month and are more than capable of seamlessly running games on Stadia. After the free 3-month period, users can opt to continue their Stadia Pro subscription for $9.99 per month. Verizon also offers a Mix & Match promotion wherein subscribers will be able to choose which services they’d like to avail.
The deal can be combined with the free Disney+ subscription promo Google is also offering for new Chromebook purchases or for new Fios subscribers. Users will be able to enjoy not just Disney+ but Stadia as well on either their new Chromebook or via their TVs with the bundled Chromecast Ultra.