Google on Tuesday announced that it will soon cut its Play Store commission fees in half, taking them from 30% down to 15% for developers.
Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2021, Google will take only 15% of the revenues earned for digital goods or services sold in the Play Store. That is, up to the first million dollars. For smaller outfits and independent teams this could be a big boost in capital and a way to keep development going.
We believe this is a fair approach that aligns with Google’s broader mission to help all developers succeed.
As for those developers who earn more than $1 million in revenue annually, Google will switch back to the 30% once the threshold is crossed. In essence, it’s a $150,000 back in the pockets for any developers who pull down more than one million in a year.
Read more at the Android Developers blog.