Netflix is ​​suddenly terminating the subscriptions of people who paid through Apple’s App Store

If you subscribed to Netflix via the iOS app or iTunes at the time and have been happily paying and watching via that system for years, Netflix will no longer accept your payments: you will have to subscribe directly instead of through Apple. Netflix has confirmed that it is telling all members who have used “an iTunes payment method” to sign up directly, as their existing payment method is no longer supported.

That will be a blow to anyone whose subscription meant they were still paying the subscription rates before the increase: the basic subscription that still cost $9.99 per month for some users has now been discontinued, so existing subscribers will have to pay the current rate for the streaming service or go to the ad-funded service.