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Google planned to disguise YouTube to look like it was using Google Play Billing even though it wasn’t.

Wrote Rasanen:

This is a risk in so far as YT sets an example for the developer ecosystem so if we can get them looking like GPB, it eliminates the “but Google’s own apps aren’t using it...” argument and just makes things a bit cleaner.

“We considered that, yes,” she says on the stand. It’s not clear if Google went through with it.

Epic lawyer John Hueston is repeatedly trying to drive home that Google preferenced its own apps, including YouTube and YouTube Music.

Google has already conceded it didn’t migrate YouTube to Google Play Billing for many years after it started asking developers to switch.