Google's Stadia streaming service costs $9.99 per month

Google's Stadia streaming service costs $9.99 per month

Google has confirmed that its Stadia games streaming service will launch in November and utilise a subscription service for accessing its library of games.

During a special stream for the announcements, it was revealed that users will be able to sign up to a $9.99 subscription service, through which they'll receive regular content added to their games library.

It wasn't made clear however exactly how many games users will get at launch or how many more will be made available over time, and whether these might be limited or permanent. According to the Stadia website, users will be able to purchase games directly.

The Stadia Founder's Edition meanwhile will cost $129 and comes with a Chromecast Ultra, a three-month Stadia Pro subscription for the user and a friend, the chance to register their username early, an exclusive night blue Stadia controller and Destiny 2.

The Founder's edition will be available in Belgium, Finland, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK and US.

Google said Stadia will stream at up to 4K HDR Video at 60fps with 5.1 surround sound on a 35mbps connection for Pro subscribers. For those with slower connections, Google showed how this would affect performance in the image below.

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.