Google is expanding its Play Store user choice billing program to India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the European Economic Area. Interested non-gaming developers in these areas can apply for this program to choose alternative payment systems for in-app purchases and enjoy a 4% discount on fees.
In a statement, a Google spokesperson said: “Android has always been a uniquely open operating system, and we continue to evolve our platform and increase the choices available to developers and users, while maintaining our ability to invest in the ecosystem. We will be sharing more in the coming months as we continue to build and iterate with our pilot partners.”
Google first piloted this program with Spotify in March, saying it would introduce third-party billing available in all markets where Spotify Premium is available. No official timeline is available as of yet.
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