Netflix is no longer allowing users pay through Apple's iTunes

Ruben Fields
January 4, 2019

Netflix, the popular video streaming service, has officially stopped offering in-app subscriptions for new or re-subscribing members via their iTunes account. As a result, Netflix does not have pay Apple a share of the revenue, VentureBeat reports. "If you are now billed by iTunes, you can continue to use iTunes billing until your account is cancelled".

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, announced that the company's App Store sold games and apps worth $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Apple collects a hefty 30% fee of subscription revenue during the first year, which is then cut to 15% after, according to Venture Beat. It also said that 78% of devices introduced in the last four years use iOS 12.

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