YouTube TV will no longer support App Store subscriptions

YouTube TV will no longer support App Store subscriptions
Google wants to avoid paying any fees to Apple for those who subscribe to YouTube TV using App Store, so it will no longer allow users to pay for their subscriptions via Apple in-app purchases. Of course, we don't know for sure why YouTube TV will discontinue App Store subscriptions come March, but it's an assumption that makes sense.

MacRumors reports YouTube TV has already started to inform customers about the changes. You can read below the email that many YouTube TV subscribers received in the last couple of days, maybe more:


It looks like the 30 percent cut per subscription that Apple took for every YouTube TV subscriber was too much for Google. It's unclear how is this going to affect the growth of the service now that all iOS users must sign up for a subscription via YouTube TV's website, but it surely won't help.

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2 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 628; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Wow, going to a website to setup autopay surely sounds complicated for iOS users

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7687; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It is, especially since Apple wants it's users to use and make iOS apps, and not use a browser to do things. Because Apple can't control, bully, or force anyone that uses a browser. However, everyone and especially developers already know that Apple can bully, manipulate, and control it's apps on it's app store. It's why the DOJ, and a number of Apple's developers are now going after Apple, and their monopolistic bullying ways. It's an on going case against Apple and their app store.

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