Google just announced a milestoneand the first to reach any application store, whether for mobile phones, computers or game consoles. Google Play will allow apps to use third-party payment systems.
In this way, Google Play Store will become the first major app store to accept alternative billing systems, giving developers the freedom to allow users to pay through Google Play or from in-app billing, which is what Fortnite tried to do when the conditions did not allow it, which caused the two companies to sue.
The new billing happens at the choice of the user
The new feature “Billing at the user’s choice”or “User Choice Billing”, comes after Google Play’s commission discounts, in which 99% only pay a commission of 15% or less, and after South Korea will force Google and other stores to applications to accept other payment systems in your territory.
To end future lawsuits and lawsuits, Google made the best decision: enable alternative payment systems in the Play Store worldwide. Of course, starting with a small pilot program that will premiere with partner Spotify.
The app of Spotify It will be the first to launch the new feature called “User Choice Billing”, although Google reports that it works with a small number of developers who will also be adding other forms of payment to their apps throughout this year.
As part of this pilot program, Google will explore ways to offer the new option to additional billing
Spotify confirmed that it was already working with Google to integrate “Billing at the user’s choice” in your app. Currently, the Spotify app for Android does not include any billing system. When you go to subscribe, it redirects you to their website to make the payment.
With “Billing at the user’s choice”
Google trusts users who choose to pay with Google Play for the convenience and security it offers, because if the user already has a card stored, they only have to press a button to pay, while ‘with third-party payment systems, the user will have to fill in all cardholder and card data.
What neither Google nor Spotify have reported is whether Google Play will also take a commission for purchases made with third-party billing systems. In South Korea, the commission for paying with Google Play was 15% and for paying with another payment system it was 11%.
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