As noted by multiple users and also confirmed by 9to5Mac, the
Netflix app now uses the new iOS API for reader apps that
takes the user to an external website before making a
subscription. It’s uncertain when exactly Netflix began rolling
out this option to iPhone and iPad users, but based on reports,
the rollout now seems to be worldwide.
When you tap the subscribe button, a message says that “you’re
about to leave the app and go to an external website.” The app
also notes that the transaction will no longer be Apple’s
responsibility and that all subscription management should be done
under Netflix’s platform.
Any accounts or purchases made outside of this app will be
managed by the developer “Netflix.” Your App Store account,
stored payment methods, and related features, such as
subscription management and refund requests, will not be
available. Apple is not responsible for the privacy or security
of transactions made with this developer.
Tapping the Continue button takes you to the Netflix website where
you can enter your personal data, choose a payment method, and
subscribe to a Netflix plan. This, of course, allows Netflix not
to pay the 30% commission for each subscription made within iOS
apps, which is reduced to 15% for recurring subscriptions after