App store

Apple cuts App Store commission in half for smaller devs

Apple has said that it is reducing the amount of commission it takes on transactions made via its App Store. The standard 30% rate that Apple has taken from app purchases and in-app subscriptions has long been a point of contention in the TV industry, with Netflix being one of the first major players to […]

Apple brings App Store to 20 new countries

Apple has launched its iOS App Store in 20 new countries. In an announcement on Monday, the Mac maker said that the App Store – which allows users to download third party applications to their iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set top boxes – is now available in 175 countries and regions. The company said […]

Google turns off App Store payments for YouTube TV

Google will no longer accept YouTube TV payments made through Apple’s App Store. YouTube TV is Google’s cord-cutting competitor to Hulu Plus Live TV in the US, and offers a range of live channels starting at US$50 per month. In an email sent to users, Google confirmed that it would shut off the ability to […]

App Store spend hits US$1.1bn over Christmas

Apple recorded the biggest ever holiday season for its App Store, with users spending more than US$1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases in the two weeks ending January 3. Apple reported “back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases” with January 1, 2016 marking the “biggest day in App Store history” with customers spending more […]

Apple TV users can use Facebook to log in

Apple TV users will be able to use Facebook to log in to App Store apps following Facebook’s move to make its software development kit available for tvOS, the device’s operating system. Facebook has announced the beta release of the SDK for Apple TV and tvOS, enabling people to log onto apps by entering a […]

DNS:NET taps Metrological for TV app store

German IPTV provider DNS:NET has selected TV app specialist Metrological to launch and manage a new app store as part of its TV platform.  The DNS:NET-branded store will include German HbbTV apps from third parties and is due to start rolling out this summer. The DNS:NET app store and HbbTV apps will be available on […]