Verizon has announced that it is partnering with Google to offer free Stadia Premiere to its new Fios customers. The announcement comes a week after BT in the UK announced a similar partnership with Google.
Starting January 29, new Verizon Fios Gigabit customers will get a Stadia Premiere Edition for free. The package includes three months of Stadia Pro subscription for gaming at up to 4K/60fps, Chromecast Ultra, and a Stadia controller.
Once the three months are up, customers will have to pay $9.99/month towards a Stadia Pro subscription. The entire Stadia Premiere Edition bundle usually costs $130.
Brennan Mullin, vice president, Devices and Services Partnerships, Google, said:
“Google working with Verizon to deliver incredible cloud gaming experiences is a great step forward for the industry. Verizon’s commitment to delivering fast, reliable Fios internet matches perfectly with Stadia’s exciting new cloud gaming, delivering an unmatched gamer experience”
Verizon's Fios Gigabit package starts from $79.99/month and offers Gigabit speeds. The package also includes 12 months of Disney+ subscription for free. The carrier will also have Stadia promotion news for its 5G Home customers soon.
On its part, Google announced the Stadia roadmap for the next three months which includes 4K gaming on the web, support for more Android phones, and better Assistant integration. The company also promised that more than 120 games will be coming to Stadia this year.