Google lowers in-app subscription fees to 15%

Google has made an important announcement for developers to reduce recurring subscription fees to

15% or less for all applications.

However, there are a number of caveats and conditions that are worth taking a closer look at:

  • If your app offers subscriptions (like,e.g. Spotify) through the Play Store payment system, you will have to pay 15% Google commission. In March, the company lowered the commission from 30% to 15% from the first million dollars earned for any developer, now the amount of earnings does not matter.
  • If your application offers distributionmedia files such as video, audio or books, the subscription fee will be 10%. Of course, to be able to do this, you must be admitted to the Play Media Experience program, which includes conditions such as 100,000 monthly active installs on Google Play.
  • There are no changes in the fees for purchases inapplications that remain at 30%. Therefore, if you are a developer of games that sell additional goods, the new scheme will not do you any good.

Google reported that only 3% of developers inThe Play Store offers in-app products or paid apps. The company claims that 99% of these developers will be eligible for a commission of 15% or less.

Source: thenextweb

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