New Buddy Passes are rolling out to those who purchased the Stadia Founder’s Edition and can be sent to a friend in the form of a code via the Stadia app.
Stadia Pro includes 4K/HDR streaming with 5.1 surround sound, although currently these features are only available if you’re playing on a TV using an official Stadia controller and Google Chromecast Ultra. The subscription service also also offers approximately one free game per month.
Buddy Pass recipients don’t require an official Stadia controller as the platform supports third-party pads when playing on PC and mobile devices.
Following the expiration of free trials, Stadia Pro will cost $9.99/£8.99 per month.
The Stadia Pro launch line-up of free games includes Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Showdown, while December’s free games are Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farming Simulator 19.