Google Will Cancel Some YouTube TV Subscriptions
You 8217;re currently subscribed to YouTube TV through Apple in-app purchases, so we 8217;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 8217;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.
This means that folks who have been paying for their YouTube TV subscription through Apple 8217;s billing system will have to log in to their YouTube TV accounts on the web and arrange for an alternative payment method or risk losing access to their live TV streaming service on any of the devices that YouTube TV supports, including the PlayStation 4 and 4 Pro, on which it is now the only live TV streaming option.
The reason for the abrupt shift in billing procedures is likely due to Apple 8217;s in-app purchase policies. Typically, these dictate that Apple gets 30% of the amount charged for the first year of a subscription and then 15% after that period. YouTube TV charges a $50 flat fee for its live TV streaming platform which includes more than 70 channels, plus on-demand movies and shows.
YouTube TV has offered several premium add-ons for its service, like Showtime, Starz, and AMC Premiere. But some big names, especially HBO, aren 8217;t included. If Google is considering expanding the number of premium add-ons, it might be very reluctant to share those revenues with Apple, which presumably it would have to do for subscribers who are using Apple 8217;s in-app purchases.标签：