On Netflix Pulling Out of iTunes Billing for New Users by an author (Daring Fireball)

If Apple wants to insist on a cut of in-app purchased subscription revenue, that’s their prerogative. What gets me, though, are the rules that prevent apps that eschew in-app purchases from telling users in plain language how to actually pay. Not only is Netflix not allowed to link to their website, they can’t even tell the user they need to go to netflix.com to sign up.

I agree with Gruber. This isn’t right.

iTunes, Apple TV, 4K

Holding off on upgrading my Apple TV to 4K. There isn’t much 4K content outside of the Netflix app and my TiVo Bolt already does Netflix and YouTube in 4K. Our Sony XBR-55X850D 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR is just the right display for 4K HDR content. However, we own very little of the 4K content currently available from Apple and I can wait a year until most of the movies I already own are available in 4K.

The only movies that I already own that have 4K equivalents in iTunes are:

  • Wonder Woman
  • The Fate of the Furious
  • Deadpool
  • Blade Runner

I own all of the Jurassic Park movies including Jurassic World. I own the recent Marvel movies — Avengers, Captain American, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy — and the recent Star Trek movies. None of this is available in 4K on the Apple TV.