Verizon, Google partner to offer next-gen cloud gaming experience

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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 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.