Google pairs Stadia Controller and Chromecast as $100 “play and watch” bundle

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Google has lately been promoting a combo-package of the Stadia Controller and 2020 Chromecast as a limited-time promotion. However as noticed by 9to5Google, the corporate has now made the pair a everlasting bundle that it’s calling the “play and watch” package deal.

For $99.99, you get each the controller and streaming dongle. That’s a financial savings of $19 in comparison with shopping for each merchandise individually. Google can also be selling the Chromecast ethernet adapter as a really helpful accent; in order for you the very best Stadia expertise, it’s in all probability a wise purchase — and it’s a mere $9.99 ($10 off) when bought alongside the bundle.

In an effort to filter stock of the previous, puck-shaped Chromecast Extremely, Google is discounting its Stadia Premiere Version bundle but once more to $79.99. I’d undoubtedly advocate the newer Chromecast with Google TV over the older one. The streaming expertise is way richer and extra complete on the newer system. However if you happen to’re strictly utilizing it as a gateway to Stadia, the $79.99 deal could be value hopping on.

Keep in mind that Google’s recreation streaming service now helps choose Android TV merchandise as properly. So if you happen to’ve acquired a TV working that software program, all you really want to get going is Google’s controller or a appropriate third-party Bluetooth gamepad.