YouTube TV will cancel subscriptions of customers using Apple’s in-app payments in March
Thursday, 13 February 2020 Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
YouTube TV already stopped accepting new signups through in-app subscriptions on the iPhone and iPad a while ago, and now YouTube has decided it’s had enough of splitting subscription revenues from its TV service with Apple. As noted by MacRumors, the company is emailing YouTube TV customers with a warning that it plans to phase out support for in-app payments altogether in March. After that, Apple device owners will have to subscribe to YouTube TV via a web browser.
“You’ll be billed for one final month of service and then your in-app purchase subscription will be canceled automatically on your billing date after March 13th, 2020,” the email reads. So YouTube would rather risk losing these viewers completely — there’s no guarantee...
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