Playster Premium

Playster Premium

By Playster Corporation

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Current Version: 3.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 78.85 MB
  • Developer: Playster Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 1.5
1.5
From 195 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

  • Cheap, trick version of Audible.

    1
    By CoachCourtney12
    The idea is good: unlimited audiobooks for the same price as audible's one book-- and you get a month free. Except not. Started my month "free" and on day two, my book was cut off with an hour left and I was told that on the month-long trial, I cannot finish a book without paying. What?? So in essence, I can read LESS than the audible standard In My first month. And you ticked me off at the same time. Also, there's no offline use that I can find. It's always glitching on me and I have to restart the app. And it doesn't seem like there's many reading history tools like on audible. I thought this was going to be a Spotify type thing but for audiobooks. Not so much... and really glad I'll be cancelling before I pay. Yikes.
  • Awful app and terrible customer service

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    By Turnip73
    I hoped this app would be an alternative to Audible, on which I am hooked and spend tons each month. It has a fairly good library of offerings BUT that is the only positive. The app has glitches too numerous to mention but suffice it to say it is almost impossible to listen to a book without losing your progress, having to sign in again, finding the book is not readily available, having the audio just quit, having server errors, and finding that some books just will not load at all. Worst of all, I found I could not sign in--it said I already had an account but my password was wrong and then would not let me change it or sign in with Facebook. When I contacted support I was told my account had been cancelled because my credit card had been declined. But there in my card statement was the Playster charge for the month! I wrote back and complained and they re credited my credit card (they say--we'll see) but did not explain why they thought my card had been declined nor had they bothered to write me to ask for alternate payment--they just cancelled me without notice and then of course they were wrong yo cancel me. They obviously had no interest in retaining my business. Do not do business with these discourteous people and their dysfunctional app! You will regret it. Other reviews had warned me and I ignored them to my frustration and sorrow and possible monetary loss if I am not recredited.
  • Broken promises

    1
    By Cboodro
    I really wanted to like this. Unfortunately, the all-access trial that I tried for 20 days included: Constant crashing Terrible book selection Worse audiobook selection Unheard-of movies, except for BBC selections which can be had for free anyway Audiobooks stop playing after a certain point, at which you are prompted to send your money
  • Advertisement cheaper then billing after trial

    1
    By FaithAudens
    $15 a month is an indulgence $20 is too much, I just wanted an audio book. Going back to audible! Also on the trial you can only listen to 5% of the book!
  • Frustrated!!!

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    By Dax's mom
    I am an avid audiobook listener. Playster is a huge draw because I go through more than one or two books a month. I got signed up for my free trial and found the book I had waiting to listen to. As I listened, I had tons of playback errors. The book stops mid sentence and won't play any farther. When it finally decides to play again, it's not even in the right spot. Annoying, but I kept pressing on due to the price and the hope the the app will eventually update and work better. The final straw came as I was listening to my fist audio book on the free trial, I got just short of half way through the book and I got a message I could listen no further until I paid for a subscription... wait, what??? Free trial means free! At least with Audible, you get a WHOLE BOOK free! To finish my book I have to purchase at least the first month, which was already sketchy due to how bad the app is. I'm so frustrated!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Beware: This App is a Scam!

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    By Urbanmum
    Like other reviewers, I had hoped to replace my $300+ monthly Audible subscription with Playster. The biggest problem I have with this app is that it has locked me out twice now, citing a potential violation of the fair use policy. I suspect this is because I listen to audiobooks nearly all day long as I work. Unfortunately, there is no telephone number to reach customer service and it takes 10 days to get an emailed response. It's awfully inconvenient to be in the middle of a great book when you become locked out of your account and then told it will take 10 days to resolve the issue. To add insult to injury, the customer service team does not make the effort to actually read the complaint! I've only listened to Playster on one device. I don't make copies of their stories. I don't use it commercially. There is simply no good reason for my account to be flagged twice. I never had this kind of problem with Audible. As much as I'd love to save money by using Playster, the app is so unreliable and the customer service so terrible that I feel I have no choice but to return to the expensive Audible app. In addition to getting locked out of my account for no reason, this app falls short in its search functions. This app could be so great if only the developer spent more time streamlining the search function and correcting the algorithm that inappropriately flags accounts for fair use.
  • Update to my previous review

    3
    By ManderleyTea
    9/19 Update: After being banned from using Playster's service ( see below) I wrote a poor review on site jabber. A Playster representative saw my review and contacted me. He asked that I fill out an appeal form which I did. It was a simple process and consequently my account has been reactivated. Their app still has some bugs that need to be fixed but I am willing to live with them to have access to their fairly large collection of audiobooks! My original review: Everything everyone below has complained about is absolutely true! As if they're horrible app isn't bad enough, Playster flagged my Account telling me that something happened with my account and it looks like I shared a book or did something else illegal. I have never shared or copied a book or done anything besides pay their monthly bill and download books and listen to them but they have had me locked out of my account for 10 days while they "look into it". When I complained, their customer service person even told me it may have been nothing that I did that caused the flag. What a scam!
  • I got suckered in

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    By celtic sapphire
    The app is absolutely horrible. Can not complete an audio download, will not download a book, the music selection is generic. I signed up for premium and so far REGRET my faith is this company.
  • Not much of a "free" trial

    1
    By Sarah527
    The ad for this kept showing up in my FB feed and I thought, why not. There was a book I wanted to listen too and I was way down on the list at the library. First the app for lack of a better word is clunky. I got all sorts of errors right off the bat but I thought hey, free trial. Then I found the book I wanted and have been listening the last couple of days when it stopped. I was confused when a warning popped up, during the trial you can only listen to books up to a certain POINT, then to hear the end, you have to pony up the money which I believe totally negates the whole "free" trial. At least with Audible, your free book is the ENTIRE book, not just half of the book. Couple that with the glitchy app and all the reviews I've been seeing of people saying their accounts have been shut off because of too much activity, I've cancelled my joke of a "free trial". And I am positive I read it was $14.95 a month but when I looked about possibly paying so o could finish the book, the price was suddenly $19.95. Good concept, not well executed, crappy app. Stay with audible!!
  • FIX THE APP!

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    By Eagle sky hawk
    It's obvious that this version of the app is the minimally viable product because it can't even do playlists well. I can never manage to remove items from them. My audiobooks never seem to remember where I left off too. Those are some pretty basic features.

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