Google Stadia Gets Free Tier

A post from a couple of weeks ago on the Stadia Community Blog follows up on the previous news about a two month free trial of Stadia Pro. In this Google says they are moving away from the Stadia Base name but they are now making that basic level of service free and open to everyone in supported markets for their streaming game service. This is in line with an announcement they made in February that such a move was in the works. GamesIndustry.biz has a clarification from Google that this means that "users who let subscriptions lapse will still be able to purchase new games for Stadia, play them, and will have their resolution capped at 1080p as originally stated for Stadia Base -- with Pro subscribers able to play games in 4k." Here's word:
Last week, Stadia opened up access to Stadia to everyone in our 14 launch countries. Some of you may be wondering if this is Stadia Base. While we've decided to move away from that name, we're very excited that Stadia is now free and open to everyone who wants to create an account in our supported markets.

We’re also making a number of games available for free during a 2 month Stadia Pro trial. We’ve got all the details below.

Try Stadia Pro free for two months and get free games

Many of us are spending more time at home. Games can help us connect with friends and explore other worlds. So we’re giving you two months of free games you can claim and play with Stadia Pro at no cost. Go to stadia.com/pro, sign up for a trial, and you can start playing on your laptop, desktop, or compatible phone or tablet. If you have a Stadia Controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra, you can play on your TV as well. Find out more here.

If you’re already a Stadia Pro subscriber, we won’t charge you for your Stadia Pro subscription for the next two months. The free two months will be applied automatically, so you don’t have to do anything to redeem.