Spotify (SPOT) is criticizing Apple’s new digital subscription bundling offer, Apple One, calling it "anti-competitive."
Apple One allows subscribers to pay a single monthly fee, starting at $14.95, for access to a collection of Apple’s digital services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.
Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its own services,” a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business.
“We call on competition authorities to act urgently to restrict Apple's anti-competitive behavior, which if left unchecked, will cause irreparable harm to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect."
Spotify competes with Apple Music. Last year it filed a complaint against Apple with European antitrust officials, accusing it of giving its own music service an unfair advantage over competitors. Apple is also facing antitrust scrutiny related to its app store policies after it was sued by the maker of video game Fortnite.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.