Try out Google's cloud gaming service absolutely for free : Know More

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SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Apr, 09.2020

Stadia is a cloud gaming service operated by Google. It is capable of streaming video games up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with support for high-dynamic-range, to players via the company's numerous data centers across the globe, provided they are using a sufficiently high-speed Internet connection. It is accessible through the Google Chrome web browser on desktop computers, Pixel smartphones, supported smartphones from Samsung, Razer and Asus, as well as Chrome OS tablets and Chromecast. It’s hard to know how much the latency will annoy you, or whether your Internet connection is strong enough, or if any of a dozen other factors will matter, until you’ve spent some time with Stadia—so you might as well sign up if you’re interested.

Starting today, anyone with a google account will get to access google's cloud gaming platform 'Google Stadia' absolutely for free in all the 14 countries where the game streaming service is supported. Google is even providing a free two-month trial of Stadia Pro as part of the launch. It comes just two months after Google promised a free tier was imminent, and it will mean anyone can get access to nine titles, including GRID, Destiny 2: The Collection, and Thumper, free of charge with the option to either continue a $9.99/month subscription or opt out afterward. Even existing Stadia Pro customers will get two months of the service for free, as Google is not charging existing subscribers for the next two months. Opting for the Pro Subscription tier will allow it's users to claim free games as well frequently. Which is just as similar to what Playstation Plus offers to it's subscribers. 
Google is also making some changes to Stadia to accommodate the influx of new users.

Stadia will allow it's users to play games in up to 4K/60fps/HDR format, but Google has also announced today that, in light of the current coronavirus pandemic and the increased strain on internet usage, Google is developing the default screen resolution for all players to be 1080p explains Phil Harrison, Google’s Stadia “To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p,” explains Phil Harrison, Google’s Stadia chief. “The vast majority of people on a desktop or laptop won’t notice a significant drop in gameplay quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app.”