YouTube continues to change how it handles third-party subscription support for its YouTube TV service, including those through the App Store…
Video hosting and streaming service YouTube is alerting its users to an upcoming change with its third-party subscriptions. It’s not necessarily new, but rather, a continuation/expansion of its evolving way of dealing with these previously available options.
YouTube TV Discontinuing Apple App Store Subscriptions March 13th
YouTube TV will end its support for Apple App Store third-party subscriptions, on Friday, March 13th. The company isn’t stating why it’s doing so but it’s likely due to having to split subscription payments. If subscribers have to go straight through YouTube TV, it eliminates the need to share a percentage of subscription fees.
This is a sizable number — a 30 percent cut — of each subscription for the first twelve months. If the subscriber continues past the first year, it drops to 15 percent.
According to Mac Rumors, the email reads:
“You’re currently subscribed to YouTube TV through Apple in-app purchases, so we’re writing to let you know that, starting March 13, 2020, YouTube TV will no longer accept payment through Apple in-app purchases.
YouTube TV members will still be able to watch YouTube TV content on Apple devices.
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, 13, 2020.”