Great news! Those who subscribe to YouTube Premium now have the chance to acquire premiere Google Stadia equipment for free. This is the perfect opportunity for those who have been eyeing Google Stadia and its features, as they will be able to experience the service without having to pay for anything.
Ever since its launch last year, Google Stadia has been struggling to stay afloat in the market, so to speak. The service received a lot of negative reviews even early on, and it was mainly lambasted for constantly needing an internet connection in order to work.
Plus, Google Stadia needed a pretty high internet speed if users wanted to experience optimal streaming. In other words, many of its users would need to spend a lot of money just to upgrade their internet connection, thus canceling out the low costs of subscribing to Stadia.
Along with its cloud-based streaming services, Google Stadia also has gaming equipment you can use to amp up your gameplay. That being said, you don’t need to use the Stadia brand controller in order to use the service, but Google recommends it to its users if they want the best Stadia experience. This would then lead to another potential expense.
Now, it appears that Google is offering a special deal to those who have been YouTube Premium subscribers since November 6, 2020. Sadly, this means that those who join the Premium service now will no longer be eligible.
The process is quite easy for those interested parties. Simply sign in to Google Stadia’s offer page using the same email you use for your YouTube Premium account. After doing so, you will be asked to sign up for Stadia Pro.
After becoming a Stadia Pro member, you will receive an email that offers to give you a Google Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia Controller for free. If you total these two items, it would come up to about $100.
It’s honestly a great deal too because you can utilize these two products outside of Google Stadia’s services. One important thing that you have to remember is that Stadia Pro starts with a free trial that lasts for a month.
Those YouTube Premium members who do decide to sign up for Stadia Pro can redeem their free hardware during their month-long free trial. After claiming the products and they no longer want to continue subscribing to Stadia Pro, they can cancel their membership right before they need to pay for the following month.
You just need to remember to cancel the subscription during the free trial and not after the renewal to ensure that you can get the Stadia bundle for free. If you end up disappointed by the service or the products, then it won’t hurt because you didn’t pay for anything.
That being said, it’s understandable if you don’t want to invest too much in Google Stadia and its services outside of this special deal, especially because the platform’s future is relatively shaky at the moment.
Currently, its direct competitor is Amazon’s cloud gaming service known as Luna. Similar to Google Stadia, Luna also offers its own controller to go with the platform.
In any case, we shouldn’t completely give up on Stadia, especially since Google is doing its best to improve the platform. For example, family sharing has been implemented recently, so we’re sure that the company will do everything it can to make the service better as time goes on.