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The EU will reportedly crack down on Apple’s Spotify payment restrictions.

Bloomberg says an antitrust order on the anti-steering provisions — which stop music services from pushing subscriptions outside the App Store — is coming next year:

The probe was sparked by a complaint nearly four years ago from Sweden’s Spotify Technoloy SA, which claimed it was forced to ramp up the price of its monthly subscriptions to cover costs associated with Apple’s alleged stranglehold on how the App Store operates. The European Commission homed in on Apple’s anti-steering rules in a formal charge sheet in February, saying the conditions are unnecessary and mean customers may end up paying more.