When Google announced Stadia, they announced that one of the options that users could look forward to was a $9.99 subscription plan. This subscription plan allows gamers to stream their games at a higher quality, while also giving gamers access to a catalog of older games, but Google wants to clarify this service.
During a Reddit AMA with Andrey Doronichev, the director of Google Stadia, he clarified that the service’s subscription is not meant to be the “Netflix for games”. According to him, “To be clear, Stadia Pro is not “Netflix for Games” like some people have mentioned, a closer comparison would be like Xbox Live Gold or Playstation Plus. The Pro subscribers get 4K/HDR streaming, 5.1 sound, exclusive discounts and access to some free games. Roughly one free game per month give or take. Starting with Destiny 2 (yay!).”