Google Surprises Stadia Owners With Another Buddy Pass

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Games with 5 Comments

Google Stadia has had very troubled launched, and Google is hard at work trying to make up for it. The company previously gave away a free Buddy Pass to owners of Stadia’s Founder’s Edition, and it’s now surprising customers with one more.

Just in time for the holidays, Google is giving away an extra Budy Pass for Stadia to those with Stadia’s Founders Edition for free.

Just like the original Buddy Pass, users can share the extra Buddy Pass with a friend or family member, giving them a free three-month trial to Stadia Pro which enables 4K/HDR streaming, 5.1 sound, and gives them access to free games.

Google has obviously faced a lot of criticism for Stadia after the company failed to deliver on its original promises at launch. The service started off with a pretty rough launch, but Google is quickly fixing some of its early problems. The company has been shipping new features pretty rapidly, and this new extra Buddy Pass could make customers feel better about the money they spent on Stadia.

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5 responses to “Google Surprises Stadia Owners With Another Buddy Pass”

  1. rm

    Stadia is still just a joke, a bad joke. Xbox Game Pass with xCloud is going to be offering more games, lower cost, better streaming, and the option to install the games and not stream.

    • nicholas_kathrein

      In reply to RM:

      I'm going to disagree. Do you have Stadia? I'm just wondering because if you don't how would you know how it streams. I also don't want to have a box that I need to down 30, or 40 or more GBs of game. I want to just jump into games the way we just jump into video on Netflix without downloading it and waiting before watching the video. I want to see a game trailer on Youtube and just click the link to play the demo in less than 30 seconds. That is the future!

    • Vladimir Carli

      In reply to RM:

      these comments make me laugh. Stadia is (present tense)... but xCloud will be (in the future). I would hold off all comments about xCloud until it's actually available and we can make a comparison. For now stadia is live and it works great, but only on good connections. My biggest problem with it is that I wish to use it while on the move. Up to now, it worked well at home, not so good anywhere else. This is an infrastructure problem that will apply to all streaming services. If there is someone that could solve it, it's google. We shall see...

      • nicholas_kathrein

        In reply to Vladimir:

        We are a few years to about 5 years till 5g is on all our phones and even the lowest version of it that runs on 600MHZ will be giving everyone more than the 30 to 40 Mbps needed for great streaming along with the new programing of the network that lowers latency and works better with way more connections will allow this work on the move. We don't need crazy fast 5g. We just need low latency low 40 Mbps 5g. That is not that far away.

  2. nicholas_kathrein

    I have Stadia and it's great. When I'm lazy and don't want to get off the couch and go down in the basement to play on my gaming pc I sit back and play Stadia on my 75 inch 4k HDR TV. I've still had nearly no lag in all my play and a great looking 4k HDR image which I don't get HDR on my 120 HZ 144p 32 inch gaming monitor. This is the future and it's only going to get better.