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Google cuts price of Stadia Premiere Edition to US$99, no longer offers three-month free trial of Stadia Pro

The Stadia Premiere Edition is now $100. (Image via Google)
The Stadia Premiere Edition is now $100. (Image via Google)
Google now offers the Stadia Premiere Edition, which includes a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra, for US$99.99. This is a $30 cut from its previous pricing. However, Google has also killed the three-month trial period of its Stadia Pro service that used to be included with the purchase of the Stadia Premiere Edition kit.
Sam Medley,

Google’s Stadia has been around for several months now, and the reception of the cloud gaming platform has been fairly mixed. That may change now; Google has slashed the price of the Stadia Premiere Edition package from $130 to $99.99. However, there’s a small catch.

The Premiere Edition, which includes a Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra, originally included 3 months of Google’s Stadia Pro service for free. In addition to cutting the price by $30, Google has also cut that free 3 month trial period. While the Stadia Premiere Edition can now be purchased for $100, users will have to pay for the Stadia Pro service out of their own pockets.

However, Google does offer a free version of Stadia. It also still offers a separate one-month free trial of Stadia Pro, so cloud gamers can still try it before they buy it.

Currently, the Stadia Premiere Edition is the only way to experience Stadia on a TV (without connecting a phone via a cable adapter). Google might find better luck with the lower price tag, particularly with those that don’t care for the feature set included with Stadia Pro.

What are your thoughts on the Stadia Premiere Edition’s new pricing? Is it a better buy now that it’s $100? Let us know in the comments.

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Sam Medley, 2020-06-17 (Update: 2020-06-17)
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.