iOS Netflix app has new external ‘Subscribe’ button

The Netflix app on iOS now has a button that directs users away from the app and to the official website to subscribe.

iOS Netflix app

Apple revealed in March that reader app developers can now offer a link that takes them out and to a third-party site to manage and create accounts. The term “reader” is used to refer to external content, including previously purchased music, books, magazines, videos, and newspapers.

Netflix has added the API to its app, starting with the subscribe button to direct them to the official website.

Once the button is tapped, users will be warned that the resulting transaction is no longer Apple’s responsibility and they will not be able to request refunds or manage subscriptions through Apple.

The Cupertino-based company recently opened up the thought of adding external links and alternative payment platforms after it was forced to comply with Japan’s Fair Trade Commission.

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