Netflix is ​​rolling out an external sign-up page for iOS users



Popular video streaming platform Netflix has started directing users on iPhones and iPads to an external webpage where they can sign up for the service.

The change comes just months after Apple began allowing “player” apps that provide access to digital content, like Netflix and Spotify, to connect to account registration pages on their own websites, reports The Rod.

As of 2018, Netflix didn’t provide an external sign-up link — or even tell users where they could sign up — in its iPhone and iPad apps.

Instead, users had to access the Netflix website from their web or mobile browser to sign up for the service before accessing the app.

This was done to comply with Apple’s rules, which made it difficult for apps to circumvent its commission of up to 30% on in-app purchases and prevented developers from linking to a sign-up page. external.

The setup made it confusing for new users who would think they could sign up for Netflix using the app, according to the report.

However, now reports indicate that iPhone and iPad users are seeing an external link in the Netflix app which they can use to sign up for the service.

Users who tap the link see a message warning them that they are “about to exit the application” and go to an external website. He also notes that not all transactions on the external page are affiliated with Apple.

Tapping on the warning redirects users to an account registration page on the Netflix website, where they can enter payment information and choose a subscription plan.

It’s unclear when Netflix started introducing this new option, and the company didn’t immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment.

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