It looks like Google's willing to bend the Play Store rules if you're a big enough customer
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The last couple of years have brought increased scrutiny on Google Play's power over Android developers, especially in the wake of its lawsuit with Epic.
The company followed Apple's lead back in March, lowering its fees to 15% for the first $1 million in revenue. A newly unsealed consumer lawsuit involving Google has revealed some new facts about how the Play Store is managed behind the scenes, including a secret deal made with Netflix.

As reported by The Verge, Google was so frustrated with Netflix publicly voicing its "displeasure" with the Play Store, it offered the streaming company an exclusive deal wherein Google would take a "significantly reduced revenue share." That effort was designed to keep Netflix actively using the Play Store's billing system rather than switching away from offering subscription sign-ups within the…
Will Sattelberg
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