Friday, 15 February, 2019

Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS

Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS
Sherri Watson | 01 January, 2019, 18:41

In other words, you'll have to sign up through Netflix's website instead.

Netflix didn't tell VentureBeat when it issued the global payment change, however, another source told VentureBeat that it happened in late November. Netflix doesn't seem to think so, and thus the trend continues. Netflix has not offered the billing support for Android users via Google Play store for months now. The new change, which will come into play in the near future, will prevent new and resubscribing customers from paying for their subscription natively within the app. However, if you miss a payment, you won't be able to resubscribe through the iOS app.

Netflix has announced a change to how consumers subscribe to its services via Apple's iOS-powered devices. This helped Fortnite's creator, Epic Games, to rake in over $3 billion in revenue this year, according to TechCrunch.

Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS

Netflix stopped letting users pay through Google's store back in May.

While an In-App subscription is way more easy to utilise even by any one, the fact that Apple takes a few percentage cut out of each subscription fee from Netflix users might be the reason the company is stopping the support for the in-app purchase in general. However, the app developers have long griped over the significant chunk of revenue that they are leaving for Apple, or Google in the case of Android. Gaming platforms are getting in on the action, too.

Netflix is not the only one that is escaping from Apple's and Google's fees, as Spotify, Fortnite and Steam have also chose to skip the iTunes and Google Play payment method.