Amazon Shopping App on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by d21mike, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. d21mike, Dec 13, 2016
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  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Fundamentally different since physical items are not subject to the mandatory use of Apple in-app billing and the 30% "Apple tax".
     
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    Thanks for the "physical items" distinction.
     
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    I think the 15% is for some things like Video Streaming Apps or subscriptions. Not really clear on exactly what it covers. But not everything.
     
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    Only for subscriptions, not for individual items (like buying or renting a single movie). There are also some more conditions:

    - Non-video subscriptions are 30% for the first year, and 15% after that
    - Video subscriptions apparently can be 15% right from the start as long as they support the new TV app (according to this Bloomberg report). I also suspect that Apple gave sweetheart deals to some providers like HBO, but of course nobody will publicly confirm this.
     
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    The 15/30% cut or physical/digital distinction is irrelevant. An iOS app that streams prime video and takes no money already exists for iOS. It should be ported to tvOS, period.
     
  8. daveplotty macrumors newbie

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    Just another feature that we will never see in the UK!
     
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    Is this due to Apple or Amazon?

    I for one will keep this off the tv, don't want the wife to know either! :D:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    This is like a sick prank. Shopping app, but no video. These companies hate us. :mad:
     

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