By making this change, Netflix is able to avoid paying Apple a 30 percent commission on each membership.
According to 9to5Mac, Netflix is working on a new option for iOS users that would direct them to its website where they may complete a new Netflix subscription.A small number of users initially disclosed this information, which was then corroborated by 9to5Mac.It is anticipated that this capability will be made available to all users worldwide.
For those who were unaware, Netflix has previously permitted “reader applications” to give users external URLs so they could sign in directly and pay for a membership from outside of the App Store.Reader applications are those whose primary role is the provision of digital content, such as periodicals, newspapers, books, radio, music, or videos.Worldwide users of the iPhone and iPad can immediately download the new update.
According to the report, a notification stating that you are about to leave the app and travel to an external website will appear when you select the subscription option.This statement from the App Store makes it clear that because the next transaction will take place on the Netflix platform, Apple is not liable for it.The message will specifically read:
The developer “Netflix” will be in charge of managing any accounts or purchases made elsewhere.You won’t be able to access your App Store account, saved payment methods, or connected features like subscription management and refund requests.Apple disclaims all liability for the security or privacy of any transactions conducted with this developer.
You will be brought to the Netflix website where you may enter the necessary information, such as personal and credit card data, and subscribe to a plan, after tapping the Continue button.In this manner, Netflix avoids having to pay Apple the 30% commission for each subscription.After a year, this commission drops to 15% for recurring subscriptions.