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Google Announces To Offer Three-Month Trial of Stadia To Owners of Chromecast

Google Stadia received an update recently, bringing it to version 2.7, and introducing a few minor tweaks to the UI

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According to the company, this is the first promotion of this type for Stadia and that it works like the Buddy Pass platform system, The Verge reported recently. Pixabay

Search engine giant Google has confirmed that new buyers of the Chromecast Ultra devices will be offered a three-month “Pro Pass” trial of Stadias Pro tier.

According to the company, this is the first promotion of this type for Stadia and that it works like the Buddy Pass platform system, The Verge reported recently.

Currently, Stadia Pro is the only version of Google’s cloud service currently available, there will be a standard Stadia level without 4K streaming that will be free.

Stadia Pro costs $10 a month. Prior to this promotion, the only way to access the service was through Buddy Passes that can only be obtained from someone who has already bought Stadia or by purchasing the $129 Premiere edition.

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Search engine giant Google has confirmed that new buyers of the Chromecast Ultra devices will be offered a three-month “Pro Pass” trial of Stadias Pro tier. Wikimedia Commons

Additionally, Google is also working towards adding features including the highly-anticipated free tier, YouTube streaming, family game sharing to Stadia soon.

Google Stadia received an update recently, bringing it to version 2.7, and introducing a few minor tweaks to the UI.

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Below the surface though, we find that Google is preparing to launch Stadia Base with a Stadia Pro free trial, as well as YouTube live streaming and more. (IANS)

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Facebook, Instagram Goes Down For PC and Desktop Users in UK

On WhatsApp, the users reported problems were with sending or receiving messages, followed by connection issues

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"Desktop browser Facebook been slow for a few days & now won't load pages or login ... mobile version works fine!" says one user. Pixabay

Facebook and Instagram went down for the PC and desktop users in the UK on Sunday evening although mobile access was in perfect shape.

Several users took to Twitter, saying they could not access the social networking platform as well as its photo-sharing app on desktops. Both the platforms were up after couple of hours of downtime, reports outage tracking website Downdetector.

Several people replied to DownDetector UK’s official account to report which areas Facebook was down in. “Facebook is having issues since 5:24 PM BST. RT if it’s down for you as well #Facebookdown,” posted DownDetector.

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“Desktop browser Facebook been slow for a few days & now won’t load pages or login … mobile version works fine!” replied one user. The social media giant was yet to update its users why this happened.

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Facebook and Instagram went down for the PC and desktop users in the UK on Sunday evening although mobile access was in perfect shape. Pixabay

“I can still access it on my mobile but not on my PC, even though both going through the same router,” tweeted one user. On April 2, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down for millions of users in North and South America and Europe.

The frequently reported problems on Facebook were with images, according to Downdetector. Some people also had issues with News Feed and logging in. On Instagram, the majority of issues were with News Feed.

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On WhatsApp, the users reported problems were with sending or receiving messages, followed by connection issues. (IANS)