We’ve all been experiencing the social affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gamers are dusting off their collections and many are buying their first gaming consoles. If you want to get into next-gen gaming but simply don’t have the hardware or funds, Google is looking out for you during this pandemic.
Starting now, gamers can get two free months of Google Stadia. This should be enough to hold you over during the lockdown. Google Stadia is a cloud based gaming service, meaning you can play it on your mobile device or web browser without having to download the games or having to swap discs. The service includes top tier titles such as Destiny 2 and NBA 2k20. If you’re already a current Google Stadia subscriber, they won’t charge you for the next 2 months.
If you are just a casual gamer, this may be your best way to jump in and explore gaming without having to break the bank. You will need a gaming controller to play most of the titles. At the moment, iOS devices support both PS4 & XBOX controllers via bluetooth.
How to sign up:
- Go to Stadia.com to sign up
- Download the Stadia app on Android or iOS
- Play on your laptop, desktop or Chrome OS tablet with your favorite (HID compliant) USB supported controller or mouse and keyboard
- Play over Wi-Fi on Pixel or many supported Android phones
If you only plan on playing for the free two months, make sure that you opt out at the end of your free time or you will be charged $9.99 a month for the service.