Aug 21, 2018

Apple App Store's Most Grossing App Netflix To Bypass iTunes Payment Fees

A new report by TechCrunch saying that Apple’s one of its top grossing app, Netflix is planning to drop iTunes billing support, meaning new and already-subscribed users will unable to pay the subscription cost with iTunes. TechCrunch:


TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Netflix, in its own words, is “testing the iTunes payment method” in 33 countries. More specifically, Netflix is testing how to bypass iTunes. Until September 30, new or lapsed subscribers in selected markets across Europe, Latin America and Asia will be unable pay using iTunes. They are instead getting redirected to the mobile web version to log payment details directly with Netflix.

The full list of countries that will no longer using iTunes billing is as follows: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand.

From now on, Netflix subscribers will sign in the app with an existing, active account, with no option to create a new account. It appears that the video streaming service hoped for users to create an new account via website, and then pay with credit cards.

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