Netflix tries bypassing Apple's App Store for payments
Netflix is bypassing App Store for its recurring subscription fees. Currently, Netflix pays a 30 percent cut of first-year subscription fees to Apple and 15 percent for each recurring year. But now in 33 countries, TechCrunch reports that new or lapsed customers in places including Canada, Germany, Mexico and Poland will be asked to pay via mobile web rather than in-app. The streaming service did something similar on Android earlier this year. Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch that it began in June with 10 countries before expanding to an additional 23 regions earlier this month.