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EU's antitrust head is ignoring Spotify's dominance and wants to punish Apple instead

Friday April 19, 2024. 04:22 PM , from AppleInsider
Antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager still wants to favor the dominant music streaming service in the EU, and says that Apple must allow Spotify's latest iOS antisteering update immediately.The European Union suspects Big Tech firms are avoiding their responsibilities to the publcCentral to Spotify's iOS app is the addition of a link to its website, and details showing EU users the different pricing there. Previously not allowed by Apple, this is now permitted under EU regulations, but Spotify has been complaining that Apple is blocking the update.Speaking to CNBC the EU's Margrethe Vestager said her office was continuing to investigate Spotify's complaint that it is being prevented from reaching its audience. Spotify is currently the leading music streaming service in the world, while Apple Music is variously in fourth or fifth place. Continue Reading on AppleInsider | Discuss on our Forums

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