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Spotify will introduce in-app purchases on iPhone when EU law takes effect

Apple Music rival Spotify says it will give iPhone users in Europe the ability to buy subscriptions within its app, as soon as the Digital Markets Act forces Apple to allow it in the App Store.

Spotify's Daniel Ek
Spotify’s Daniel Ek

While Apple continues to appeal against the EU’s Digital Markets Act, Spotify has announced that it will bring in-app purchases to the iPhone at the first opportunity. From March 7, 2024, it plans to offer users of its iOS app the ability to subscribe, without using Apple’s in-app payment system.

“What’s one of the top complaints about Spotify?” writes the company in a blog post. “It’s actually something that until now has been outside of our control: the ability to seamlessly subscribe to and buy things through Spotify on your iPhone.”

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