08 December 2020
Google is known for bundling free services to subscribers of a particular service in an attempt to attract users. It is now running a similar offer for YouTube Premium members where they can avail free access to Stadia Premiere Edition. The offer is currently reported to be available in different parts of the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Most of such offers are meant for new subscribers but that is not the case for this offer. One needs to have an active YouTube Premium subscription as of November 6th, 2020. Further, the offer's terms and conditions will need to be accepted by November 20th and then the offer must be redeemed by December 31st. There is certainly a good amount of time for doing these processes but Google says it is a first-come, first-serve kind of offer with limited availability.
Stadia Premiere Edition is essentially a bundle from Google that usually costs $100. It offers access to Stadia Pro membership along with a Stadia Controller and Chromecast Ultra. It should be noted that the bundle kit includes an older-generation Chromecast and not the latest one i.e. Chromecast with Google TV.
Stadia itself is a cloud-based game streaming service that debuted last year. It allows users to stream and play their favorite games from any supported device including smartphones, tablets, and TVs. A user surely needs to have an unlimited and high-speed internet connection but it eliminates the need for having capable and expensive hardware to play those heavy games.