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Spotify Supports Epic Games’ Antitrust Action Against Apple

 |  August 16, 2020

Music streaming service Spotify on Thursday, August 13, threw support behind Epic Games after the Fortnite developer leveled a lawsuit against Apple over allegedly monopolistic App Store regulations.

Spotify, which lodged its own antitrust complaint against Apple in 2019, welcomed Epic as an ally in a long-running fight over App Store fees. 

The streaming service, in a statement to Recode’s Peter Kafka, lauded Epic’s decision to take legal action against the tech giant’s tight control over iOS app distribution. 

“We applaud Epic Games’ decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple’s abuse of its dominant position,” a Spotify spokesperson said. “Apple’s unfair practices have disadvantaged competitors and deprived consumers for far too long. The stakes for consumers and app developers large and small couldn’t be higher and ensuring that the iOS platform operates competitively and fairly is an urgent task with far-reaching implications.”

Full Content: Apple Insider

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