Dec 20, 2023

Google will pay $700 million to US states, users in Play Store settlement

Posted by in category: entertainment

The deal comes a week after a jury found Google guilty of violating antitrust laws in a similar case brought by Epic Games, the maker of the popular Fortnite game.

As part of the settlement, Google will pay $630 million to refund US consumers overcharged for in-app purchases made through the Play Store between August 2016 and September 2023. The estimated 102 million eligible consumers will receive at least $2 each and may get more depending on their spending. They will be automatically notified about how to claim their money.

Google will also pay $70 million in penalties and other costs to the states involved in the lawsuit.

Besides the monetary compensation, Google has also agreed to make some concessions to app developers and consumers to foster more competition and choice in the Android app market.

Leave a reply