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Google Stadia requires 35Mbps for 4K HDR streaming, Founder's Edition coming for $129

Today, as previously promised, Google revealed more details regarding its Google Stadia streaming service, which will let players enjoy their games from any device.

Starting with what you'll need to use Stadia, an internet connection with at least 10Mbps of download speed is recommended in order to be able to use the service. For 4K HDR gaming at 60fps, a 35Mbps connection is recommended. Initially, Stadia will work on TVs with Chromecast, desktops, tablets, and Pixel phones, starting with the Pixel 3 and 3a through the Stadia app. More smartphones will be supported over time.

Google also announced more titles coming to the platform, including Baldur's Gate 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, GYLT, Get Packed, and The Division 2.

As for pricing, Google unveiled Stadia Pro, a premium subscription that costs $9.99 per month, that offers 4K HDR streaming at 60fps and 5.1 surround sound. The service is launching alongside a Founder's Edition, which comes with a Chromecast Ultra, a limited edition Night Blue Stadia controller, and a double Stadia Pro subscription for three months, which you can use and share with a friend. It also includes the full Destiny 2 experience, including all the DLC and the annual pass.

All of this will cost you $129, and it's available to buy right now for a limited time from Stadia's website. If you don't want to jump in on the Founder's Edition, or even pay for Stadia Pro, you can use Stadia Base, which won't cost you any money, aside from buying the games individually. As you might have gleaned already, the Stadia Pro subscription won't include every game in the library, and you'll still need to buy them even if you pay for the subscription.

If you want more Stadia controllers, they'll cost $69, and they come in three colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Wasabi.

Stadia will initially launch in 14 countries, which are Belgium, Finland, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Ireland, and the United States. Google says it plans to expand the service to more countries in 2020 and onwards.

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