YouTube misses Apple – because of the app store fees
After Netflix and Spotify, Google is also dispensing with Apple's controversial in-app payment system for iPhone and iPad users. For reasons.
YouTube is withdrawing from Apple's in-app payment system, as CNET reports . Specifically, the issue is that customers who use the paid YouTube TV subscription service on iOS devices such as the iPhone can no longer pay their bills directly in the app. You have to do this through the website instead.
This would make Google (owner of YouTube) the latest tech giant to withdraw from the payment system built into iOS apps. Apple's competition has long complained about excessive fees (up to 30 percent of the proceeds), and there is also criticism that Apple is gaining a massive competitive advantage. For example, Netflix and Spotify have for years refrained from offering customers payment via their iPhone and iPad app.
“YouTube TV no longer supports in-app purchases on iOS , CNET quotes a YouTube spokeswoman. This added to the appeasement: “Apple is still an important partner for YouTube, and our users can continue to enjoy their favorite content on iOS devices.”
In general, Apple charges a 30 percent fee for all memberships completed through an iOS app in the first year of a subscription. This fee drops to 15 percent after the first year.
(dsc, via 9to5mac )