Spotify submits an update to show pricing information to iOS users in the EU

Spotify submits an update to show pricing information to iOS users in the EU

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Spotify has submitted an update to the App Store that will show pricing and feature information about its different plans to users in the European Union (EU). The update, which is still pending approval from Apple, also includes a link for users to buy subscription plans directly from Spotify’s website.

This move comes after the European Commission fined Apple €1.84 billion ($2 billion) for anti-competitive practices in the music streaming market. The Commission found that Apple’s rules, which prevented Spotify and other music streaming services from offering in-app purchases, gave Apple an unfair advantage.

In a statement, Spotify said that the update is “a positive step towards a more open and competitive app ecosystem.” The company also said that it is “committed to providing users with choice and flexibility.”

What this means for users:

  • iOS users in the EU will now be able to see pricing and feature information for Spotify’s different plans without having to leave the app.
  • Users will also be able to buy subscription plans directly from Spotify’s website, which could save them money.

What this means for Apple:

  • Apple is facing increasing pressure from regulators around the world to change its App Store policies.
  • The company may be forced to make changes that will make it easier for competitors to offer their services on iOS devices.