Google allegedly offered Netflix a break on the usual Play Store commission

Google allegedly offered Netflix a break on the usual Play Store commission


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An antitrust lawsuit filed against Google and its Play Store by several state attorneys general echoed the Epic vs. Apple battle, and a new document highlights how and why Google’s app store is so similar. MLex senior correspondent Michael Acton points out the new complaint, which arrived Friday night from lawyers appointed to represent consumers (that’s us) in a potential class-action lawsuit that joins the states and Epic Games in accusing Google of abusing its monopoly power and of anti-competitive behavior.

Image: MLex, CONSOLIDATED FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT, CASE NO. 3:20-CV-05761-JD – 42

Perhaps most telling is a mention that popular subscription services like Spotify, Netflix, and Tinder have tried…

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