BT is partnering with Google to release broadband plans in the UK that come with access to the Stadia cloud video gaming service. It’s a very first for Europe, permitting BT to offer a totally free Google Stadia Premiere Edition with broadband deals direct to customers.
Google suggests a connection of a minimum of 35 Mbps for Stadia 4K streaming, and the large bulk of the UK will just have the ability to access the fundamental “Superfast Fibre 2” service from BT, using average download speeds of 67 Mbps. That’s not as “superfast” as the name suggests, and it’s no assurance you will get 67 Mbps frequently. BT’s Fiber To The Premises (FTTP) plans are still being rolled out to houses, and the business expects to offer average download speeds of 145 Mbps and 300 Mbps through its 2 “Ultrafast” offers to 12 million homes this year. If you drop below 100 Mbps on BT’s FTTP services then the company will compensate you.
BT’s deal with Google comes just a day after the promise of more than 120 video games in 2020 for Stadia, including 10 exclusives. Google is likewise bringing 4K gaming to the web part of Stadia in the coming months, together with support for more Android phones and cordless gameplay on the web with the Stadia controller.