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$111.20 Stadia Premiere $71.20 Stadia Controller

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[Google.com] $111.20 Stadia Premiere $71.20 Stadia Controller

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111.20
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Stadia Premiere (controller + Chromcast Ultra + Stadia Pro) is on sale for $111.20

Stadia controller is on sale for $71.20
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Aug 22, 2018
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No free Stadia Code and ChromeCast ultra is the old one ...
I think it will have a better discount on BlackFriday...
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Jun 8, 2016
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Tyburse wrote: No free Stadia Code and ChromeCast ultra is the old one ...
I think it will have a better discount on BlackFriday...
You get 1 month of Stadia pro free.
There is a new Chromcast ultra? I am pretty sure this is the only way to get Chromcast ultra now.
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Nov 26, 2003
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Shallos wrote: You get 1 month of Stadia pro free.
There is a new Chromcast ultra? I am pretty sure this is the only way to get Chromcast ultra now.
They probably mean the new Chromecast with Google TV, though it doesn't support Stadia yet, it is purported to do so with a future update.
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Dec 24, 2017
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How is the controller in general? Does it work with Steam games?
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Jul 8, 2007
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zylonite wrote: How is the controller in general? Does it work with Steam games?
Yeah they do work on steam games.

The controller is ok, it feels like a small step down from a normal ps4 or xbox1 controller. I'd just suggest you wait for one of those go on sale with the influx of new controllers for the new generation.
Newbie
Jun 7, 2008
79 posts
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Good deal if you are going to buy the Ultra plus the controller. You can side load it to Android TV (buggy but workable). And if you are side loading to Android TV might as well just get a PS4 controller instead.

I used it for the past 3 months, works fantastically with good internet connection. Hope more games come on the platforms.
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Aug 27, 2009
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Ghosthunter123 wrote: Good deal if you are going to buy the Ultra plus the controller. You can side load it to Android TV (buggy but workable).
Go on.... I have an ultra being unused.
edit: Is it flashcast? That's a showstopper if you've ever used your chromecast :(
Newbie
Jun 7, 2008
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Oh I meant you can sideload Stadia to Android TV (there are a few tutorials online, not sure if I would violate forum rules if I post the link or provide the instruction here). I personally use Stadia sideloaded on 2015 NVIDIA ShieldTV + PS4 controller (I do have the Stadia Controller, but PS4 controller just feels much more natural to me). The Stadia UI on Android TV is a bit janky right now, but once the game is loaded, it works perfectly. I am a big fan of the technology, Cyberpunk 2077 launch will be a defining moment for the platform.
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Ghosthunter123 wrote: Oh I meant you can sideload Stadia to Android TV (there are a few tutorials online, not sure if I would violate forum rules if I post the link or provide the instruction here). I personally use Stadia sideloaded on 2015 NVIDIA ShieldTV + PS4 controller (I do have the Stadia Controller, but PS4 controller just feels much more natural to me). The Stadia UI on Android TV is a bit janky right now, but once the game is loaded, it works perfectly. I am a big fan of the technology, Cyberpunk 2077 launch will be a defining moment for the platform.
Oh nice, more devices that stadia can run on the better.
I just don't have faith in google (they fail at and abandon most projects).
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Mar 21, 2011
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Will Google Stadia Stick around? tempted to jump in as that price is somewhat enticing.
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Oct 9, 2003
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Dead in the water, especially once Amazon's Luna comes. The model is simply better than Google's. Ps5, Xbox, and xcloud are better too.

Google should have given the hardware away with a 1 year subscription to lock folks in.
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Sep 1, 2004
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Eluder wrote: They probably mean the new Chromecast with Google TV, though it doesn't support Stadia yet, it is purported to do so with a future update.
Google's track record on giving up on products, don't bet on it.

IMO, the only way I can see them come back to this fight is to give away the hardware for free and merge all these online paid service similar to Apple One model.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/2143 ... ade-icloud

There is no way I will pay for Stadia right now. Not a cent. But you throw youtube music and youtube premium into the mix for $15/mth, I don't mind it.
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Feb 19, 2008
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Xtrema wrote: Google's track record on giving up on products, don't bet on it.

IMO, the only way I can see them come back to this fight is to give away the hardware for free and merge all these online paid service similar to Apple One model.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/2143 ... ade-icloud

There is no way I will pay for Stadia right now. Not a cent. But you throw youtube music and youtube premium into the mix for $15/mth, I don't mind it.
I was just thinking this. I was just packing up my Google Nexus player from the cottage and that exact thought occurred to me. I can't see this lasting.
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Dec 5, 2013
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eahmed wrote: Will Google Stadia Stick around? tempted to jump in as that price is somewhat enticing.
I have been following the platform for a bit now, and it looks like they are in it for the long haul. From an interview with some of the developers working on Stadia, they have also confirmed it.
Of course they can just be saying that but here are a few other things that imply they are sticking around:
It's extremely rare that Google scraps a service with a subscription option.
They have also bought out game studios, and have made 3 of their own game studios (1 in Japan, Canada and England).
They have been working on also integrating this service with YouTube, where you can live stream games and let people watching vote on outcomes in game and also let viewers join your game. These features are still in progress but they have been rolled out for a select set of games.
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razrsharp wrote: I was just thinking this. I was just packing up my Google Nexus player from the cottage and that exact thought occurred to me. I can't see this lasting.
How Google has burnt me over the years.....

- Dropped Nexus replaced with Pixel and only return to cheap budget phones 5 years later.
- Dropped Chormecast audio, lucky I got enough spares to replace them if they die out.
- Dropped Hangout which was slowly becoming a standard on Android so people can avoid giving data to Zuckerberg using whatsapp. Nobody is using Duo.
- Dropped Google Play Music which was a way better app than Youtube Music and way more stable over Android Auto.

What it tells me is the never adopt any Google service until it hits critical mass.
nullptr wrote: I have been following the platform for a bit now, and it looks like they are in it for the long haul. From an interview with some of the developers working on Stadia, they have also confirmed it.
Of course they can just be saying that but here are a few other things that imply they are sticking around:
It's extremely rare that Google scraps a service with a subscription option.
They have also bought out game studios, and have made 3 of their own game studios (1 in Japan, Canada and England).
They have been working on also integrating this service with YouTube, where you can live stream games and let people watching vote on outcomes in game and also let viewers join your game. These features are still in progress but they have been rolled out for a select set of games.
I don't trust them because they are not a leader in any fronts.

1. MS Gamepass is NOW the defacto leader in subscription service. MS seems to be willing to drop down billions to buy studios to include into Gamepass and turn their title into exclusives to keep them away from other platforms.

2. They are not leader in hosting. Azure and AWS is.

3. They are not leader in gaming, Amazon's Twitch is. Luna + Twitch integration will add a lot of fans and players.

I don't see how Stadia will win in this race. So I think while they have to put up a brave face about keeping it up, I don't see how unless something starts to go for them in the gaming space.
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Xtrema wrote: How Google has burnt me over the years.....

- Dropped Nexus replaced with Pixel and only return to cheap budget phones 5 years later.
- Dropped Chormecast audio, lucky I got enough spares to replace them if they die out.
- Dropped Hangout which was slowly becoming a standard on Android so people can avoid giving data to Zuckerberg using whatsapp. Nobody is using Duo.
- Dropped Google Play Music which was a way better app than Youtube Music and way more stable over Android Auto.

What it tells me is the never adopt any Google service until it hits critical mass.
I too am pissed about Play Music. I much preferred it to YouTube or Spotify.
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Xtrema wrote: Google's track record on giving up on products, don't bet on it.

IMO, the only way I can see them come back to this fight is to give away the hardware for free and merge all these online paid service similar to Apple One model.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/2143 ... ade-icloud

There is no way I will pay for Stadia right now. Not a cent. But you throw youtube music and youtube premium into the mix for $15/mth, I don't mind it.
Yes, this is holding me back from dropping $$$ on a stadia controller.
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razrsharp wrote: I too am pissed about Play Music. I much preferred it to YouTube or Spotify.
+1. After I transfer my library to YTM, I found that I can't edit metadata of the files. This reason alone is enough for me to not using YTM. :facepalm: Google...

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