05.07.2020 Updated on  05.06.2020|Devices, Plans and Accessories

Update: Verizon teams up with Google to offer next-gen cloud gaming experience

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Instantly play the hottest games on Stadia with the unprecedented speed and capacity of Verizon Fios

  • Stadia now available for new & existing 5G Home customers

  • Verizon delivers an incredible cloud-gaming experience via Stadia, Google’s revolutionary cloud gaming platform

  • Sign up for Verizon Fios Gigabit and get a free Stadia Premiere Edition1 with three months of Stadia Pro for instant access to gaming in up to 4k resolution

  • Verizon customers get instant access to dozens of flagship game titles

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NEW YORK – It’s no secret; Verizon Fios is the perfect platform for gamers, and we’ve now taken it one step further by teaming up with Google for a significant gaming announcement. Verizon and Google are partnering to deliver the best games to more gamers than ever before. With Fios, there's no added surcharges, no broadcast or regional sports network fees, and no surprises. It just works.

Starting January 29, new Fios Gigabit internet customers will get a Stadia Premiere Edition on us. Stadia Premiere Edition includes a controller, a free three-month Stadia Pro subscription for access to games in up to 4k/60fps, and a Google Chromecast Ultra to enjoy your favorite games on your existing TV.

“Fios has long been known as the leading Internet service for console gaming and streaming entertainment,” said Brian Higgins, vice president, consumer device marketing and products, Verizon. “With the recent surge in adoption of cloud gaming, led by Stadia, Fios will continue to serve as the backbone for the best cloud gaming services.”

“Google working with Verizon to deliver incredible cloud gaming experiences is a great step forward for the industry,” said Brennan Mullin, vice president, Devices and Services Partnerships, Google. “Verizon’s commitment to delivering fast, reliable Fios internet matches perfectly with Stadia’s exciting new cloud gaming, delivering an unmatched gamer experience”

What is Stadia?

Stadia is the perfect way to game without relying on costly hardware, and lets you play on all the different screens you use in your life. With Stadia, you can instantly play your favorite games over Verizon Fios or anywhere you have Wi-Fi. To make your life easier, Stadia works on hardware you and your friends already own, including your TV, laptop, desktop, and select tablets and phones. Grab your controller and in moments you’re gaming with your friends.

Stadia Pro is Stadia’s premium subscription service and your gateway to the absolute best of Stadia: up to 4K resolution2 and 5.1 surround sound on TVs3, free access to select games, and discounts on game purchases.

What games can I play?

Stadia is constantly adding new flagship titles to its library and the best part is that you don’t need to update your hardware to the latest specs to play them. With Stadia, you can purchase and play your favorite games on your preferred screens without having to wait for a download. And through your Stadia Pro subscription you get full access to select games including the complete Destiny 2 experience. Visit Stadia.com for a full list of available titles.

How much does it cost and when can I sign up?

Fios Gigabit packages start at $79.99 per month and are ideal for a virtually seamless entertainment and gaming experience. New Mix & Match on Fios subscribers who choose Gigabit get a brand new Fios Home Router featuring WiFi 6 technology included. From there, you can choose a TV package based on the channels you love, or stick with your favorite streaming service, like YouTube TV, offered free for the first month.

Check out the My Fios app or at visit verizon.com to learn more about Fios Gigabit, Mix & Match on Fios and how to get a free Stadia (starting January 29)1. As of May 7, Verizon 5G Home customers can also get Google Stadia Premiere Edition.

1 Promotional code offer is provided by Verizon Sourcing LLC for use on Google Store only, and subject to the following terms. Promotional code must be redeemed within 60 days from the date of issue, valid while supplies last. Stadia Premiere Edition includes a 3-month Stadia Pro trial offer, a Stadia Controller, and a Google Chromecast Ultra. Valid form of payment required at sign-up with Google for Stadia Pro trial offer, but you will not be charged until the trial period expires. At the end of the trial period, you will be automatically charged by Google the standard subscription price, currently $9.99 per month. Use Stadia’s website or app to manage or cancel your trial at no charge at any time before the trial is over. If you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription, you will lose access to games unlocked in the subscription and any add-on or expansion content you have purchased for those games. Add-on content is not refundable. Stadia is not available in Hawaii or Guam. Available only to United States residents with shipping addresses in the United States. Must be age 18 or older. Users must have internet access and must have or add a form of payment at checkout, but may not be charged depending on shipping rates in your region. Promotional codes cannot be used with Guest Checkout, so you must be signed-in to your Google account to redeem the code. Offer only available to new Stadia subscribers upon initial sign up and is not combinable with other Stadia promotions. Limit one offer per household and is not transferable. Offer requires a Google Account. Must install Fios Gigabit (by no later than 8/1/20) and maintain qualifying Fios services in good standing to redeem. Verizon will send an email with redemption instructions after installation is complete.In order to fulfill this offer, Google LLC needs to share certain redemption information that might identify you with Verizon Sourcing LLC, including code ID, date of redemption, product SKU, order status, order number, date of shipping, nine-digit ZIP code, and batch ID.To redeem your promotional code, click on the link provided that will take you to a pre-populated shopping cart on store.google.com. Check-out to receive 100% off discount for purchase of Stadia Premium Edition on Google Store. Promotional code offer will be applied at checkout. Promotional code must be redeemed within 60 days or by no later than September 30, 2020, whichever is first. Promotional codes may be redeemed only on Google Store for eligible items as allowed by applicable laws. See additional Google Store Promotion Terms for more information (https://store.google.com/terms/google_store_promo_codes).

2 Gameplay experience and features (including 4K, HDR, 60 FPS, and 5.1 surround sound) are service-, network-, device-, and game-dependent, and may not be available for all games in all areas. 4K-capable HDTV and high-speed broadband internet connection required to play in 4K. 4K, HDR, and 5.1 surround sound only available to Stadia Pro subscribers. Non-subscribers may experience up to 1080p and 60 FPS. See https://support.google.com/stadia for more details.

3 Stadia Controller and Google Chromecast Ultra are required for play on TVs. Chromecast Ultra requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, and a compatible (Android or iOS) mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are at g.co/cast/req. Availability and performance of features and services are application-, device-, and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas. More information is available at the Chromecast Help Center. Stadia Controller requires a Wi-Fi® network and a mobile device running Android 6.0, Marshmallow or later, or iOS 11 or later. All features, functionality, and other product specifications are subject to change without notice. Additional terms, conditions, and/or charges may apply.

“Fios has long been known as the leading Internet service for console gaming and streaming entertainment,” said Brian Higgins, vice president, consumer device marketing and products, Verizon. “With the recent surge in adoption of cloud gaming, led by Stadia, Fios will continue to serve as the backbone for the best cloud gaming services.”

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