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Apple To Shut Down In-App Payments In March On iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

Do you pay for YouTube TV subscriptions via iOS, iPadOS, and macOS? You probably were already informed through emails that starting on March 14th, you will no longer be able to make these payments.

YouTube TV decided to change its policy regarding supporting the in-app payments for Apple. The American television service is not the first one to exclude this type of billing from its policy. Netflix was the first to make this decision and after that Spotify was the next one.

What about your bills?

“You’ll be billed for one final month of service, and then your in-app purchase subscription will be canceled automatically on your billing date after March 13th, 2020,” the email reads.

New policy

The new policy will allow consumers to continue watching YouTube TV on their Apple devices; however, the billing will be done directly to Google. By the looks of it, YouTube had enough of paying Apple’s 30% App Store service fee.

How is the new policy going to work for YouTube we don’t know. How many subscribers will choose to sign up again? We can see a risk here, like losing viewers, for example. What we know for sure is that YouTube wants to change the service fees for its users. From the cost of $54.99 paid via Apple to $49.99 per month.

Similar situations

Other television services such as Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV, chose to walk away from the Apple agreement as well. By the looks of things, the television media is going to face many changes in the upcoming years.

What are your opinions regarding this change of policy? Do you think it is fair, or will it become an inconvenience for Apple users? There are pros and cons to this situation, but which one weighs out more? Share a piece of your mind in the section below.



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