Netflix looks to cut out Apple fees
Netflix is looking to avoid paying fees to Apple by making people sign up for subscriptions through its website. People were previously able to download and sign up for Netflix through Apple’s App Store. Netflix — like other app makers — then had to pay Apple up to 30% of those subscriptions. Netflix is now running a trial to see if it can avoid paying those fees by informing users in 33 countries that they need to sign up for subscriptions through its website. The move isn’t unheard of among the tech world. Spotify cut off subscription payments through Apple and Amazon forces users to make purchases in browsers, according to Gizmodo. Fortnite recently started asking users to avoid the Google Play store and download the app from its website.