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Google Stadia app shows up on Play Store ahead of November 19 launch

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Google is all set to launch its gaming service – Google Stadia – on November 19. Ahead of the launch, Google Stadia app has appeared on the Google Play Store.

Google is all set to launch its game subscription service – Google Stadia — on November 19. Ahead of the official launch Google Stadia app has surfaced on the Google Play Store. This would allow Android device owners…okay not all Android smartphone users but owners of Pixel 4, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a series smartphones to stream games directly from Google’s servers on to their smartphones.

Of course, you would require a high-speed internet connection with a minimum speed of 10mbps along with a compatible device, which apart from the above mentioned Pixel phones includes Chrome OS supported devices such as Pixel Slate, Acer Chromebook Tab 10, and HP Chromebook X2 and a Stadia Pro subscription, which costs $9.99 (Rs 690 approx) a month in the US ($11.99 (Rs 860 approx) in Canada or 9.99 Euros (Rs 790 approx) in Europe) to be able to play the games offered by Google’s gaming service. There is a free tier of Google’s game subscription service — Stadia Base — as well, but that isn’t coming before 2020.

For those of you who are wondering about the difference between Stadia Base and Stadia Pro, besides the pricing model of course, here are a couple of details for you: Stadia Base will not include additional free games, which as of now includes Destiny 2, and discounts on in-game purchases, all of which will be availed to the Pro service subscribers.

There is also Stadia Premier Edition, which includes Google Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia Controller and three months subscription of Stadia Pro for free. Stadia Premier Edition costs This would enable Stadia fans to play games on up to 4K resolution their smart TVs and supported devices with a frame speed of up to 60fps along with a gaming experience that combines HDR and Surround Sound 5.1.

Google Stadia will include a total of 38 gaming titles — Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Baldur’s Gate 3, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Darksiders Genesis, Destiny 2: The Collection, Destroy All Humans!, DOOM, DOOM Eternal, Farming Simulator 19, FINAL FANTASY XV, Football Manager 2020, Get Packed, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Gods & Monsters, GRID, GYLT, Just Dance 2020, Kine, Marvel’s Avengers, Metro Exodus, Mortal Kombat 11, NBA 2K20, Orcs Must Die! 3, Rage 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, SUPERHOT, The Crew 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Thumper, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Trials Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Windjammers 2, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood – upon launch and it willl be available in 14 countries. This includes — Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US.

Stadia isn’t launching in India yet and the Stadia app isn’t available for downloading in the country yet. So if you were planning to get your hands on Google’s gaming service, you will have to wait till the company makes a formal announcement.

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