The realization that Google is permanently ending Stadia puts a damper on gaming ambitions for 2023. But fortunately, before the door closes, you won’t be left without anything since as of November 9th, 2022, Google has started issuing refunds for all of its qualified Google Stadia items. Refunds on hardware and software purchases made via the Stadia shop and Google store, respectively, are available to everyone. The precise items that qualify for a refund include:
-Founders Edition Premiere Edition Google Stadia controller
-Play and Watch bundles for Google TV
-Games and accessories
You are unable to get a refund for your Stadia Pro subscriptions, regrettably. However, if you currently have a membership, you can keep using your Pro subscription without incurring any additional fees until the service expires.
How To Get Your Google Stadia Refund
The Google shop does not require the return of hardware purchases, but you may monitor your purchases by checking your Order History on the store’s website. Just make sure you login in using the account that is associated with your purchases.
Google has started processing refunds for hardware purchases made for Stadia devices automatically as of November 30th, 2022. However, keep a watch on your inbox since it’s likely that you won’t get all of your reimbursements at once; Google expects the majority of refunds to be handled by the deadline of January 18, 2023.
You can no longer buy games since the Stadia store is now closed.
However, the payments still allow you to view your software purchases. Google started implementing automatic refunds issued to your initial payment on November 9th, 2022. You will get an email on your associated Google account with further instructions if Google is unable to reimburse your initial purchase.
You won’t be charged because all pre-orders have been automatically canceled; if you have already been paid, you will get a refund to your original payment method. Keep your email open in case you receive email instructions on how to obtain the refund using a different payment method if you are unable to execute the refund using your original payment method.