YouTube TV to cancel the subscriptis through Apple’s in-app payments in March

Google’s YouTube unit this week informed YouTube TV customers of a policy change which will see a stop to subscriptis purchased through Apple’s in-app payment mechanism, forcing users to subscribe or cancel the service.

According to a letter sent YouTube TV customers, the company ceases to accept payment for subscriptis through Apple’s in-app system 13 March.

As noted MacRumorsthe current members of the service may ctinue to YouTube TV ctent Apple devices, meaning the service itself is not being pulled from the App Store.

“You will be charged for e last mth of service, then your in-app purchase subscripti will be automatically cancelled your billing date after the March 13, 2020,” the letter “s”.

YouTube has not specified the change in policy, but Apple’s traditial 30% cut of all in-app payments has likely played a role in the decisi. In an effort to encourage the adopti of payment of the subscripti models, Apple reduced its take of the App Store fee of 15% for users with a mthly subscripti of more than a year.

To compensate for this, YouTube TV customers who pay in-app the Apple devices are charged a $54.99 a mth, which is higher than the average of $49.99 charges are applicable to all other customers. YouTube put a stop to new subscriptis made via the in-app purchases iPhone and iPad mths ago, but, up to now accepted that the existing users ctinue to use Apple’s mechanism to deal with the mthly payments.

The change of YouTube TV terms comes amid rumors that the company is mulling an expansi of its service that allows users to register and subscribe to the premium third-party streaming services. Apple currently offers products similar to Apple TV.

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