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Google cuts Stadia Premiere Edition price

Google cuts Stadia Premiere Edition price

Search and software giant Google has axed the price of the Premiere Edition of its Stadia streaming service.

In a post on Twitter (below), the company said that this would now cost $99, a decline from its previous $129 price point. With this cut, Google has also changed some of the content featured in this bundle.

Before, the Premiere Edition featured the Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra dongle for TVs and three months of the Stadia Pro tier. Now users are only able to access Stadia Pro for free for one month. After that time they need to pay to use this. This change is likely due to the fact that Google made Stadia Pro free for two months starting in April. Around that time, the company ditched the Stadia Base branding for its free tier of the platform

Premiere Edition replaced the Founder's Pack when that SKU sold out in September 2019.

Stadia launched in November 2019 though felt like a very lacklustre offering, with many previously-announced titles missing and a rather weak line-up of games.

Google only opened its first Stadia first-party studio in October of last year, weeks before the platform was released.


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