Google plans to shut the loophole that lets Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder avoid paying its 30% app tax
September 29, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- Google announced in a blog post on Monday that it’s closing a loophole which allows some developers to side-step its 30% tax on in-app payments.
- Developers will have until September 31 2021 to integrate Google’s billing system.
- Google also said it will make it easier for users to install alternative app stores to its own.
- The change may mean apps such as Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder which have avoided the 30% fee put up their prices on the Play Store.
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Google said it will clamp down on a loophole that allows big developers like Netflix and Spotify avoid paying 30% commission on in-app payments.
Until now, developers have been able to side-step the 30% commission that comes with using Google’s in-app payment system by getting users to enter their card details directly.