Content can no longer be purchased or rented through the Apple TV app on Android TV or Google TV devices. An Apple TV + subscription can still be purchased with these TVs.
Buttons that previously allowed users to buy or rent movies through iTunes now point to Apple device purchase options on Android TV or Google TV devices. Apple states that “You can purchase, rent, or subscribe to content in the Apple TV app on your iPhone, iPad, or other streaming devices.”
according to several Users on reddit The update was implemented sometime last week and this was later Confirmed by FlatpanelsHD† Purchased movies will still be available through the Apple TV app, regardless of whether the update is installed. Content will also continue to be purchased on other devices, such as some smart TVs, media players, and Roku consoles.
Apple won’t say why this option is disabled. The tech giant may be doing so because of the commission Google charges for purchases through its payment system, suggests FlatpanelsHD the edge† In principle, companies must pay 15% commission on the first $1 million in revenue from in-app purchases. 30% is deducted on all additional income.
Apple itself is locked in a protracted legal battle with Epic Games, which indirectly deals with the commissions Apple itself charges for its App Store. US judge rules against Apple Forced to use external payment options To display, although this decision was implemented later Postponed on appeal† Tweakers have questions from Apple about why content purchases through the Apple TV app are disabled.
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