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YouTube Premium members can get Stadia Premiere Edition for free

If you have a YouTube Premium account and sign up for Stadia, Google will gift you with Premiere Edition.

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Stadia Premiere Edition comes with a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra.


Google has confirmed that it's giving away Stadia Premiere Edition for free to YouTube Premium subscribers. Usually, Stadia Premiere Edition costs $100 and comes with access to Google's cloud gaming service, along with a Chromecast Ultra and Stadia Controller. 

YouTube Premium costs $12 a month after a one-month free trial.

To qualify for the free version of Stadia Premiere Edition, you must have an active paid YouTube Premium subscription as of Nov. 6; be aged 18 or older and living in the US; and create by Nov. 29 a Stadia Pro account using the same Google account as your YouTube account -- or have such an account already (or have had one in the past, including from a trial of Stadia Pro).

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