Hi, any Stadia insiders out there? Can you give us an update on the hoped timeline for family sharing? I have some family members itching to use Stadia with their new controllers on their own accounts.
@powerofprimes It was supposed to be available at launch and no informations was yet provided on the subject.
It is my opinions it will be in the next substantial update but that's just a opinions.
I'm interested in seeing if it's going to have a 'family plan' membership tier (like Play Music/YouTube Premium) with a slightly higher monthly fee, or if it'll simply allow game sharing across multiple accounts linked as a family (I'd be ok with both if the latter restricted to one person playing at a time, Vs simultaneous play at the higher cost... Y'know, incase anyone from Google is listening 🙂 ).
Along the same lines,I'd actually love it if I could just have one Google bill a month! (From end of February when my Founder pass begins to bill I'll end up with Google One, YouTube Premium and Stadia all billing - would love one bill with a group discount on it!)
Family Sharing is also a crucial feature for me. No Family Sharing means I cannot buy any Game on Stadia my girlfriend is slightly interested in. Also no able to share Games in a household is one of the main fuels to the whole „With Stadia you don‘t actually own the Games“ argument, which I hear very often when I talk with people who are not into the Stadia idea.
My ideal situation (which Google doesn't care about) would be the same model they use for YouTube TV. It makes sense to me. 1 account with family sub accounts - 1 price, and I think they allow at least 3 in use at a time. When I buy a digital game on a console, anyone on that console can play it with any account. This should be the same for Stadia. I'd like to be able to use my family accounts to play games with my family on separate screens. (Sports games, Fire teams, etc.)
Three at the same time is way too much. Video content functions differently from game content. At max it should be two (the owner of the content and a "family" member) which is what Xbox and PlayStation do. Any more than that will hurt game sales.
I'm on the Play family plan and haven't seen concurrency limits yet, but maybe haven't run into them.
For me it would provide tremendous (I'd put this in caps but I don't want to come off as a shouter) added value if games could be played simultaneously. Let me explain. Me and my young son play games together (coop). As many games don't provide local coop, after finishing Darksiders, we're now playing the discounted Youngblood which had online coop. I had to send a buddy pass to an account I set up for him and then had to buy the game twice, once on each account, for us to be able to play together. He plays on the TV and I sit next to him with a laptop. (Yes we're streaming Stadia twice without any issues.)
The way I look at it, we're playing the game once. I would like to pay for it once. Stadia basically introduced a sort of local coop using the built-in online coop and me using 2 screens. I'm willing to stay on Pro for a feature like that, but I'm not willing to keep paying twice for a game I play once.
Anyway just my 2c concerning simultaneously playing a game in a family library.