Playster

Playster

By Playster Corporation

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Current Version: 3.4.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 79.11 MB
  • Developer: Playster Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 1.5
1.5
From 278 Ratings

Description

Meet Playster: The only truly unlimited audiobook service in the world and the first all-inclusive entertainment platform on the market. Playster gives you unlimited access to millions of premium audiobooks, books, songs, movies and TV shows, all for one low monthly price. Choose between single media memberships or pick the all-inclusive plan and watch your savings add up. Audiobooks Imagine being able to listen to 100,000+ premium audiobooks from the world’s biggest publishers (HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster) with zero restrictions. With Playster, you can do just that! No more paying for individual audiobooks or relying on subscription services that get you hooked with one monthly credit, then force you to pay extra for additional titles. Playster lets you listen to as many audiobooks as you want each month for one flat fee. New York Times Best Sellers, celebrity narrators, timeless classics – they’re all here, waiting for you. Books In addition to audiobooks from the world’s biggest authors, narrators and publishers, Playster is also home to 250,000+ premium books. Choose from over 40 genres, including Young Adult, Romance and Thriller, and multiple languages. Accessible both online and offline, Playster’s books are the perfect travel companion. What’s more, no limits means having the freedom to discover. You can start (and stop) as many books as you want without having to worry about paying extra or wasting credits. Go on and read New York Times Best Sellers, timeless classics and more. Music From Warner Music Group to Sony Music Entertainment and The Orchard, Playster has all of your music needs covered. Listen to today’s biggest artists, like Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and many more, and hottest new indie talent with no ads and no interruptions. Choose from 15 genres, turn on curated playlists catered to every mood and occasion, or create your own and share them with friends on social media. Features: • Stream unlimited audiobooks, books, music, movies and TV shows. • Download instantly for offline listening. • Enjoy unlimited New York Times Best Sellers, like The Girl on the Train, Fifty Shades of Grey, Hamilton, Inferno, It, The Light Between Oceans, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo and more. • Choose from a wide range of genres, including: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Business, Cooking, Health & Fitness, Religion, Kids, Science Fiction. • Learn a new language, including French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese, with educational audiobooks. • Access unabridged Bibles in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and French, in both eBooks and audiobook formats. Subscription Options: • Playster All Media - unlimited access to books, audiobooks, music and movies, anytime, anywhere, on any device for $32.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • Audiobooks Only - unlimited access to audiobooks for $19.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • Books Only - unlimited access to books for $12.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • Music Only - unlimited access to music for $12.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • Movies Only - unlimited access to movies for $5.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) Your subscription will automatically renewed each month, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Support: https://support.playster.com Terms and Conditions: https://www.playster.com/legal/terms Connect With Playster: Facebook: www.facebook.com/playster Twitter: www.twitter.com/playstermedia Instagram: www.instagram.com/playstermedia

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Reviews

  • Please get the kinks worked out!

    1
    By fjgshmkgr
    I would love to continue this membership but....I have very little free time and like to listen when it’s convenient. Frustrating as all get out when I have a break from raising 3 grandkids and cannot listen. I’m one step away from returning to old reliable Audible.
  • Repeatedly get “error from server”

    2
    By frazierfamily1
    Since we’re paying for this service, you folks have GOT to fix the bugs on this! We repeatedly get “error from server. Try again later.”
  • Horrible experience

    1
    By TheFatFet
    I, like so many others, had hoped this would be a viable alternative to Audible, I was wrong. Yes, there are several books worth listening to, however, the app is so poorly written that playing the audiobook is a painful experience. Expect to have to press the play button every five minutes or so. Also, when you pause and close the app you will lose your place and the audio will resume from much earlier than the last place you were listening. Most recently I was logged out and not able to log back in. Needless to say, my account has since been canceled. Maybe once Playster gets it together I’ll be willing to give them a try again.
  • Great in theory, awful in practicality

    1
    By Rosebud0991
    This is the buggiest app I have ever used. More than half of the time the app fails to load or loads and fails to play content. It's unfortunate because they do have an enormous library but it is inaccessible the majority of the time. So frustrating.
  • Bad app

    1
    By finngram
    It really sounds good but is terrible , shuts off frequently and usually won’t load books
  • They are not upfront about their "free trial"

    1
    By cmac2573
    The free, one month trial, is only to access the app and the first 3 chapters of an audio book. Once you hit chapter three they tell you you have to pay for the service. It is a very shady thing that they are doing and it gives me pause on if i should really continue to do business with them. The company should be upfront with exactly the type of service they are offering to you. I have a feeling this wont be the only time i get a surprise like this with the company. May try them for a month but there is no way i would prepay for an entire year with this type of bait and switch tactics. The app worked fine for the first three chapters of the book I read, and in theory this could be a great service, but i am skeptical now.
  • App as bad as website

    1
    By Moragthegreen
    Well, I’ve given them my credit card over and over and logged in to PayPal (and they kept signing me up for a different service once PayPal popped up, I just wanted audiobooks only) and then it routes me back to the page showing no payment method on file. I can’t even PAY these people. My card keeps getting declined for no reason, and this is happening on the app AND their website. It’s just not worth it. maybe I’ll hear from support but based on other reviews now I have to worry about my card being charged extensively for a service I didn’t want. They keep trying to force me to get the whole enchilada at $24.95 even though I keep clicking “audiobooks only” for $14.95. And wait! There more! The 30 day trial magically becomes 14 once you’ve entered everything and only if you have the most expensive package. I even tried to sign up for the one year contract with the tablet bundle.......couldn’t even get my payment info in. I’m going to the Better Business Bureau if I get charged. Seriously.
  • Bugs in the app and business model

    2
    By V(*)
    I initially read the reviews and felt the company was being given a hard time by impatient users, it sounds like a great service, I wanted to try it and be patient. After a month, I canceled and have the following objections: * The app is not only buggy, it probably should have not been released yet. Each time you load it, anything can happen, it might crash, log you out, or at the very least, reset your settings * UX is terrible, each time you run the app you will be taken into a mess, requires multiple taps to get to the book that you were listening to * Settings are reset each time you open the app, I think this is intentional. I listen on 1.5x speed as I get bored otherwise. It goes against their business model, the more you listen, the more they have to pay, so they insist on resetting the settings each time (very annoying) * I signed up for a trial, listening to a book just stopped... apparently the trial just meant you can sample books. I then signed up for the paid subscription, but when I canceled, my subscription ended on the day I started the trial, not when I paid (even though I was not able to use it properly during the trial) * The app will randomly show you a message to listen to other books while you're listening. This will stop the playback. You have to back to the app, answer "no", to continue. Imagine how nice this is while running. * Using the headset controls on an iPhone works 30% of the time. More often than not, if you want to pause, your iPhone will start playing your music. Then you have to go back to the app, tap 50 times get back to your book (oh, and remember to change your settings, they were reset) I only listed the major issues, I could probably write a booklet listing all issues. Great idea, but I don't think their business model works, it goes against good customer experience. And the app simply wasn't ready for primetime, maybe another three months worth of testing? I would avoid
  • Terrible company

    1
    By Awesomeness1771
    The trial is very limited you can’t listen to a whole audio book so why have a 30 day trial and the the special offer doesn’t include audio books but they don’t tell you that until you’ve paid them.
  • Not worth $20 a month

    1
    By Seriously,WhoCares
    Very limited in audiobooks it offers. Sounded good at first...$20 a month for unlimited audiobooks. But only found a handful that I actually wanted to listen to. Searched for ones I wanted, but those were not offered. I take that back, a couple of them were offered. But they were in Russian or German. *response to playster* I DID email you. Never got a response.

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