Google Stadia gets free Pro trial on Chrome
Google is offering a free trial lasting two months on Stadia Pro, which includes nine games that can be played for free. A new message from the search giant confirmed that this is happening as part of its response to the Coronavirus, which has left many under quarantine and isolated in their homes. This means you can register for a Google Stadia account and receive free access to a number of games until June 2020.
Interested gamers will need to setup up a Stadia account, which will also include setting up a payment plan.
The good news is that you can always cancel your subscription before the first payment kicks in during June 2020.
But you will need to remember this is going to happen if you want to keep you Google Stadia Pro experience strictly free.
“We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory,” a message from Stadia vice president and general manager Phil Harrison reads.
“Keeping social distance is vital, but staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating.
“Video games can be a valuable way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home, so we’re giving gamers in 14 countries free access to Stadia Pro for two months. This is starting today and rolling out over the next 48 hours.
“Anyone who signs up will get two free months of Stadia Pro with instant access to nine games, including GRID, Destiny 2: The Collection, and Thumper.
“You can purchase even more games on the store, which will remain yours to play even if you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription.
“If you’re already a paid Stadia Pro subscriber, we won’t charge you for the next two months. After that, Stadia Pro is $ 9.99 a month, but you can opt out of your subscription at any time.”
The free games available as part of Google Stadia Pro includes the following:
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- Serious Sam Collection
- Stacks on Stacks (on Stacks)
But while Google Stadia Pro is available to play today on Google Chrome and compatible TVs using Chromecast, it can’t be used through Android mobile devices.
You can still use the Google Stadia App to access your account but when it comes to booting up a game, you will be pushed to open it in a Google Chrome window.
This is another step being implemented due to the Coronavirus outbreak, which has led Google to remove Andorid support from Pixel devices.
“Due to recent current events, phone support is not available at this time,” a message from Google explains.
“Please reach out to our team through online chat or email by selecting “Contact Us” at the top of any support article, or through Twitter or Facebook direct message, but response time may be delayed.
“If you’re currently experiencing security or safety issues that require immediate assistance, call your local emergency services or fire department.”