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