There is a considerable amount of Netflix users who prefer watching on mobile. Mobile screens aren’t wide as TVs, but it’s assured that watching on mobile is more comfortable. Millions of Netflix users use their iOS devices to watch movies and series. There isn’t a change for the current users, but if you’re planning to sign up for Netflix, you’ll see a different method in the iOS app.
You might realize how similar that new method is to Spotify. If you remember, Spotify isn’t supporting Apple Pay or Google Pay in its application. Its reason was running away from both platforms’ commission percentages. Netflix wants to make more money from their subscription income, but it brought a more complex way of signing up.
Netflix Makes It Harder To Sign-Up, On Its iOS App
You have been able to pay your Netflix subscription bill with your Apple account’s payment information so far. But after now, the application redirects you to Netflix’s website, and you must complete the signing up there. That means you can’t use the credits in your Apple account and should fill in the credit card information again. The steps were more straightforward until now because Apple ID shared all the needed details with Netflix, providing a more effortless experience.
You’ll also face a warning from Apple; here is the full alert:
“Any accounts or purchases made outside of this app will be managed by the developer “Netflix.” Your App Store account stored payment methods and related features, such as subscription management and refund requests, will not be available. Apple is not responsible for the privacy or security of transactions made with this developer.”
You shouldn’t be worried about the warning; paying is safe if you’re sure you’re in the Netflix.com domain. Also, Netflix will make more earnings due to that change. But there isn’t an announcement about the subscription prices, and probably it will never be.