We are looking at a line in the actual agreement between Google and Spotify where Spotify made out like a bandit compared to other Android developers. It reads:
The program fees are payable on account of Google Play’s billing system services.
Epic’s lawyer asks: what about distribution? (Google has argued that Play provides massive scale distribution, security, and many other features in exchange for the fee.)
Spotify’s Alzetta says no — Spotify is only paying Google for payment processing. There were also “some commitments with regard to product” and a “marketing success fund” as part of the deal, but that’s it.