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Stadia's free service set to roll out in "next few months"

Stadia's free service set to roll out in "next few months"

A free version of cloud streaming platform Stadia will be launched in the next few months.

Speaking to Protocol, Phil Harrison - the head of Google's Stadia business - outlined the company's plans for the streaming service in 2020.

"The big strategic difference is that over the next few months you will be able to experience Stadia for free," said Harrison.

"No money down, without having to put a box in your home, you can just click and play amazing games straight from our data centre."

Currently, Stadia owners need to pay $129 for the Founders' pack, then a further $9.99 a month for the subscription.

Last month, Google teamed up with telecommunications firm BT for its Stadia streaming platform. New BT customers were able to get a broadband package that included a Stadia founders pack.

Consumers began to complain that the search engine firm wasn't keeping them up to date, the company claimed to understand its customers wanting to know more. However, it has been giving monthly updates on the Google Keyword blog.

When Stadia was launched in November 2019, it had an underwhelming reception to say the least. This caused us to ask the question, what the hell is going on with Stadia?


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Kayleigh is the Staff Writer for PocketGamer.biz. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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