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Founder Edition owners of Stadia can use Buddy Pass

If you own the Founder's Edition of Google Stadia then you can invite your friend to play with you for free using Buddy Pass:

If you own the Founder’s Edition of Google Stadia, then you are able to use Buddy Pass.

Google Stadia’s official Twitter account posted this news today, & they provided instructions on how to offer free access to a friend using your buddy pass or how to redeem it if your friend has selected you as the recipient.



The Buddy Pass allows you to send 3-month free trial of the Stadia Pro subscription to a buddy. After trial period terminates, you can select to cancel subscription or continue with the normal monthly charge.


Farming Simulator 19 & Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition are free games for Stadia Pro owners:

Farming Simulator 19 & Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition are 2 free games that every Stadia Pro owner can access in December. Also Destiny 2: The Collection & Samurai Shodown are other free games out now.

Those who bought these games can get back their money. All you need to do is to request for refund if you have bought either or both of these games.

And also if you don’t pay to re-subscribe when the free limited period terminates in 2020, you won’t be able to play both games, & you will lose 4K streaming as well.


Google Stadia Controller, Price, Internet Speed, Founder Edition, Premier Edition, Buddy Pass, Family Sharing, 4K Streaming, Achievements, Games & More:


Stadia has announced 12 launch games last week, & most of the games were already released on other platforms months (in some cases, years) ago. 10 new games are announced now which is a good news for Stadia users. You can check out all new launch games for Stadia below:


Google Stadia Launch Games
New launch games for Stadia


  • Farming Simulator 2019
  • Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • Trials Rising
  • Grid 2019
  • Rage 2
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Destiny 2
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider

Google’s cloud gaming service, Google Stadia is available. You will need a hardware in order to play games when Stadia service is first available.

The concept of Google Stadia is that games run actually at a Google data center, & you will receive video on your browser. The inputs from your controller are sent back to the data center which means you can play graphically intensive games on any platform including PC, tablets or mobile, & you are allowed to start from where you have left your game on any of the platform you want. But, at least at release you must purchase the hardware to play games on Google Stadia.


Google Stadia Controller & Chromecast Ultra
Google Stadia Controller & Chromecast Ultra


Also you will be able to play games without using any hardware later. Google says that this service will be available in 2020.

The wireless controller that you can buy to use with Stadia does not need a console, & it can only work on the Chromecast Ultra. If you want to use this controller on any other device, then you will need a USB cable to provide input until wireless capability is offered on more devices too.


Google Stadia won't support family sharing, buddy pass, achievements, 4K streaming & more features at launch:


Google Stadia - Family Sharing
Google Stadia - Family Sharing


Stadia won’t support family sharing until early 2020. If you want to play a game with family members now, then you have to purchase another copy of the service. Stadia won’t support buddy pass at release, & Google expects to take around 2 weeks to enable this feature after Founder Edition has shipped. Buddy pass allows you to share your service with another player.

Achievements won’t be available at release too. Stadia will take time to complete achievements.

It looks like current Chromecast Ultra devices won’t be ready for Google Stadia when the service launches.

You won’t be able to stream games in 4K / HDR on your PC. This feature will not be available until 2020.


Google wants to create multiple first party studios:

Google wants to create multiple first party studios to develop games for Stadia. Google wants to build games that can take advantage of the cloud. Do not expect any big game for a long time. The company will launch exclusive titles every year beginning within the next 4 years.

Google hired Ubisoft & Electronic Arts industry vet Jade Raymond to lead a studio but the company wants to create more studios too. Google wants to develop Stadia exclusive games like games that can do different things such as complete physics simulations or integrating the Google Assistant to be the voice of the non-playable characters in video game.


According to Google, those who pre-ordered Stadia unit  near to Founder Edition sell out date must wait up to 2 weeks after launch date in order to get access:

The launch date of Google Stadia is 19 November 2019 but you may not be able to play games on day one even if you pre-ordered Founder edition of Stadia. According to Google, users will receive units on first come first served basis so if you pre-ordered near to sell-out date, then you need to wait for 2 weeks after launch date in order to get access.


Google Stadia will launch on 19 November 2019 at 9 AM PT but not every user who pre-ordered one unit will get access. After Founder edition was sold out then Google launched its Premier Edition but it won’t launch on 19 November.

Users can play Red Dead Redemption 2 which is a launch Stadia title.


Google Stadia - Cloud gaming platform
Google Stadia - Cloud gaming platform


Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform which allows you to play AAA games on any device which can run internet such as mobile, tablet, laptop, PC & smart TV.


Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform
Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform


Google Stadia Coverage:

Google Stadia will be available in 14 countries at release: Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden & the United States. Later this service will be available in more countries as well.


Price of Google Stadia:

Purchase Stadia Pro subscription for $10 / month. It will be available this year & in next year Google will release Base subscription model that will stream games in full HD for free. 

Stadia Pro includes a big library & additional games will be added to it & it can play games at the max. quality that Stadia can provide 4K / 60 FPS / HDR. Stadia Pro users will get access to free games on a regular basis. The first free game is Destiny 2 The Collection which includes the base game & all of its DLCs. Apart from free games you will need to pay full money to buy games. Also Stadia Pro subscribers can receive discounts such as buy games at low prices. 

Stadia's Founder Edition which costs $129 contains Stadia Controller (costs $69 if you buy it separately), Google Chromecast Ultra (costs $69 if you buy it separately), 3 months of Stadia Pro subscription, 3-month buddy pass to offer Pro access to a friend, & a free Destiny 2 game with all DLCs.  

Founder Edition of Google Stadia has sold out. Founder Edition is replaced by Premier Edition which is a similar package but it does not include a few key elements. No buddy pass is included in the Premier Edition or ability to secure a username, & the controller available with Premier Edition is clearly white instead of night blue. Premier Edition will launch after Founder Edition. Premier Edition also costs $129.


Internet Speed:


Google Stadia - Internet Speed
Google Stadia - Internet Speed


Google Stadia needs 10 Mb/s to run games at 720p at 60FPS, requires 20 Mb/s for 1080p HDR video playing at 60 FPS, & 35 Mb/s for 4K HDR video running at 60 FPS.  


Google Stadia Games:

All confirmed games that will be available when Google Stadia releases, & also all games that will release by the end of this year are added below:


Google Stadia Release Games
Google Stadia Release Games


  • Farming Simulator 2019
  • Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • Trials Rising
  • Grid 2019
  • Rage 2
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Destiny 2
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Google Stadia 2019 Lineup
  • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
  • Borderlands 3
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Grid
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • Rage 2
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein Youngblood

We will update this post when we receive more information about Google Stadia.


More about Google Stadia:

Stadia features missing at launch

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43 Comments

  1. 10 Mb/s is quite acceptable.

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  2. is stadia available in india?

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    1. No Stadia will not be available in India at launch. It may be available in India in future. Google is expanding its coverage but at launch the service will be available in 14 countries including Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden & the United States.
      Thank you for commenting.

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  3. when the service will go live?

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    1. Hello Lucas!
      Stadia servers will go live today at 5 PM GMT in UK, or if you live in the US then the servers will go live at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.
      Thank you for commenting.

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  4. Stadia pak mai kaam karta hai???

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    1. Hello Friend!
      Stadia is not available in Pakistan but it may release in Pakistan later. Google is expanding its coverage but at launch the service will be available in 14 countries including Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden & the United States.
      Thank you for commenting.

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  5. I like Google Stadia. Can't wait for it.

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    1. Hello Kylo! I like it too. It is very advanced.
      Thank you for your precious comment.

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  6. creative idea from Goooooooooogleeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    1. Yes Google has the potential to change its ideas into innovations.
      Thank you Friend for your precious comment.

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  7. Requirements are v. high

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    1. Hello Sophia! Yeah a bit high but you can stream games at good quality even at 10 Mb/s which is able to provide 720p at 60FPS.
      Thank you for commenting.

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  8. future of gaming

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    1. Absolutely - Stadia has the potential & their creative idea can help gamers around the world to play games without buying consoles.
      Thank you Friend for commenting.

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  9. thank you for great info.

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    1. Most Welcome Friend!
      Good to know that our info. helped you.

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  10. Stadia does not work in china

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    1. Yeah a bad news for Chinese gamers.
      It is because Google search engine is blocked in the country.
      Thank you for commenting.

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  11. Replies
    1. I ❤ Google Stadia
      Thank you for commenting

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  12. Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    1. Thank you Friend! 😃
      Enjoy rest of your day

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  13. i can't wait to play on Stadia. My Premier edition of Stadia hasn't arrived yet

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    1. Hi Emblem!
      That's cool. Hope your package arrives soon.
      Thank you.

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  14. waiting 4 next year when stadia becomes free

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    1. Hi Jersey!
      It is a good choice. Wait for Stadia Basic which will release in February 2020 & it will be available for free.
      Thank you.

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  15. Stadia should have provided all features they had promised. It has spoiled their image

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    1. Hi Marcus!
      Many companies make mistakes when they begin working in a new field. Google's idea is good & they are one of the best companies in the world which means they have the potential to improve Stadia. Google said that they will provide the missing features soon. Let's wait and see what happens.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  16. Stadia is fast. I am playing NBA 2K20 on Stadia & don't have any issues with controls so far.

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    1. Hello Friend!
      Yes you are right. It can provide same performance as consoles.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  17. Performance of Stadia is not satisfactory. The system or controller freezes sometime. At the moment I don't recommend Stadia.

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  18. Hi Friend!
    Thank you for sharing your review.

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  19. People had high expectations from Stadia but it lost the battle in the first phase

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    1. Hi Friend!
      Thank you for sharing your opinion.

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  20. Stadia is better than my expectations

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    1. Hello Friend!
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      Enjoy rest of your day.

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  21. When Stadia will come to Pakistan?

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    1. Hi Friend!
      Stadia is not available in Pakistan but it may release in Pakistan later. We do not know when but Google is expanding its coverage & they may consider Pakistan too.
      Thank you for your comment 😀

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  22. Stadia lost the race by a big margin

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    1. Hello Callum!
      Thank you for sharing your review 😁

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  23. i'm an owner of premier edition so i have to wait :(

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    1. Hello There!
      Bad Luck. Hope you get access soon 😊
      Thank you for your comment 🎉

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