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Netflix will block subscriptions: how to avoid the cut

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Netflix has started to notify its users who pay the monthly amount of their subscription via Apple Pay in-app purchases. The service explains that they will no longer be able to continue to pay in this way, which is probably explained by a massive commission of 30% taken by Cupertino on each transaction. Very recently, it was announced that alternatives to the App Store would be authorized on iPhones by its publisher. This should easily make it possible to offer third-party solutions to remunerate publishers at a better rate. But this change is not yet available to everyone.

Apple is testing sideloading (this is the name of the practice of installing a platform without going through the App Store) on iOS 17.4, accessible in beta version only. We could discover the latest advanced version (release candidate) of this edition in the coming days, according to recent rumors. The general public should, for their part, be able to download the final version by March. Netflix, for its part, has not specified exactly when subscriptions for users using Apple Pay will be blocked. But emails have been sent to interested parties, a sign that the pivot is very imminent.

The solution is simple: don't panic

If Netflix has also threatened to cut your subscription, just refer to the advice in the email received to find out what TO DO. The solution is relatively simple and consists of choosing a payment method other than Apple Pay. For example, you can pay with your credit card directly on the streaming platform's website. Virtual cards are also accepted, but only in certain regions: so this may not be the case where you live. Otherwise, Visa, Mastercard and American Express formats are eligible here.

To enjoy Netflix at a lower cost, you can also opt for a bundle offer. MyCanal therefore offers bundles including the world number one, but also Disney+, Orange Cinema Series or even Amazon Prime Video and Arte documentaries, for a more affordable total price than having subscribed to each service separately .

Prices on the rise

Recently, Netflix increased its prices. The basic offer thus amounts to 5.99 euros per month, but with advertising and a more limited catalog than with other subscriptions. The definition is also just Full HD and it is only possible to watch films and series on two devices at the same time. For 13.49 euros per month, the Standard offer does much better with certainly still only two accesses (count 5.99 euros per month per user additional to this quota) but no limit on the number of contents available ;#8217;screen.

The Premium offer is the best provided at Netflix, with the possibility of benefiting no less than four different users for 19.99 euros per month and no longer with Full HD like the ;#8217;Standard offer but 2K. Obviously, to be entitled to it, you must be equipped with a television compatible with the Ultra HD standard.

Competition is sometimes considered more affordable, as with Apple TV+ which certainly does not offer a subscription with advertising but allows unlimited access to its titles with a package of 10.99 euros per month. The price is up by one euro with inflation, there too.

  • Netflix users who pay their subscription with Apple Pay will have their account blocked soon
  • To regain access, you must choose another payment method
  • Apple charges 30% commission on in-app purchases, which is what we try here to counter Netflix
  • Soon, publishers will be able to circumvent this tax with third-party app stores

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116