Google refunds some Stadia Pro subscriptions amid backlash

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Google refunds some Stadia Pro subscriptions amid backlash

Alphabet Inc. GOOG GOOGL Google is reportedly refunding customers for Stadia Pro purchases, though the subscription is not eligible for a refund.

What happened to a thread on Reddit showing how Google refunded some users their monthly Stadia Pro subscription fees.

The thread shows Google returning 8.99 - the monthly cost for Stadia Pro when it was active.

The refund was an unexpected Thanksgiving gift for users, because Google said it won't refund Stadia pro subscriptions.

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The U.K. acccorded to a report in 9 to 5 Google, a group of refund recipients showed that they were primarily from the U.K.

The report said that Google's refund of the money could be an error on the part of the company. It added that those who get the money won't be asked to return it.

In September, Google announced that it would shut down Stadia as the gaming service didn't attract enough traction.

The tech giant will use the technology powering Stadia to scale YouTube, Google Play and the company's Augmented Reality efforts while also making it available for industry partners.

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