Google expects to refund most Stadia purchases (except for Stadia Pro subscriptions) by the time the servers shut down on January 18th..
However, the company hasn't committed to unlocking the Stadia Controller's Bluetooth functions.
If you've ever bought a game on Stadia, Google's soon-to-be-defunct cloud gaming service, it's worth keeping an eye on your bank balance and credit card statements. As of today, Google is starting to process refunds for Stadia purchases. The first wave of refunds will include those for purchases of games, add-on content and subscriptions made through the Stadia store. However, the company is not refunding Stadia Pro subscription fees.
Google says it will process the refunds automatically. It expects to issue most of them (including those for hardware purchases) by the time it shuts down the Stadia servers on January 18th. "We ask for your patience as we work through each transaction and ask that you refrain from contacting Customer Support as they will not be able to expedite your refund during this time," the company wrote in an updated support article.
If Google can't issue a refund automatically to your original form of payment, it will email you via the Google account through which you made your purchase(s). Folks who have deleted their Google account and no longer have access to the original form of payment may have to get in touch with Stadia's customer support team.
Everyone who brought or were charged for Stadia related items will be refunded, this is just the first wave of refunds and more will be on the way so if you aren't in this group Google will gradually get to you.
I did notice that the article says the people who were were naïve enough to subscribe to Stadia Pro WONT be getting refunds on it? Dick move Google, but I guess they don't care about burning any bridges with the base they are abandoning anyway. All 3 of them.