Netflix ends iTunes billing for basic plan. 

Subscribers pay directly for uninterrupted service. 

Pricing change impacts long-term subscribers. 

Members face $5 hike or opt for ad-supported. 

Netflix shift follows years of Apple payment. 

All basic plan iTunes subscribers affected. 

Pricing saga concludes with direct payment. 

Netflix representative Momo Zhao confirms. 

End of era for those on old $9.99 pricing. 

Change follows Netflix's 2018 break from Apple payments. 

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