Another day, another wireless carrier is getting into gaming.
video game service But that doesn’t mean Google is doing the trick. On Tuesday, the search giant announced a new partnership that will offer six months of Stadia Pro for free to AT&T Wireless and Fiber users.
Stadia is Google’s video game streaming service to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. While the regular Stadia is free for everyone with a Gmail address, the $10-per-month Stadia Pro subscription includes new free games each month and discounts when purchasing certain titles, and allows games to be streamed in 4K HDR (free version). is capped) at 1080p).
Beyond the newly announced expansion for Android TV and Google TV devices, Stadia is playable on Android phones and via the Chrome browser as well as the Safari web app on iOS and iPadOS.
The new promotion will be available to new home internet users who are signing up for one of the carrier’s 300Mbps, 500Mbps or 1 Gig plans. New wireless users will be able to take advantage of the deal when they sign up for an unlimited plan and get a new 5G device.
For existing AT&T users, you’ll need to upgrade to a 5G phone and be on an “eligible” unlimited plan. Compatible plans include Unlimited Starter, Xtra, and Elite as well as older “legacy” Unlimited plans like Unlimited Choice, Unlimited Choice II, Unlimited Enhanced Choice, Unlimited Plus, Unlimited Enhanced Plus, and more recent options like Unlimited.
Existing AT&T Internet users will likewise need to upgrade to one of the telecom giant’s 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps or 1 gig plans to get the promotion.
Although Stadia can be played with a variety of controllers, those who upgrade their plans and equipment as part of this promotion will be able to purchase a bundle for $20 including the Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra, which bundle The regular $100 value would save $80.
The AT&T and Google tie-up is the latest move from wireless carriers to expand into gaming to encourage people to update their home Internet or wireless plans.
Verizon announced last month that it would introduceApple’s Arcade for iOS and Google’s Play Pass for Android for those switching to its higher-end Play More and Get More plans. The country’s largest carrier is offering six months of service for free on some of its other, or older, unlimited plans.
In 2020 Verizon partnered with Stadia to offer three free months of Stadia Pro, a controller, and Chromecast Ultra to new users who signed up for either its Fios gigabit home internet plan or its 5G home service .