Playster

Playster

By Playster Corporation

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Current Version: 3.6.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 135.42 MB
  • Developer: Playster Corporation
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
Score: 3
3
From 1,859 Ratings

Description

Meet Playster: The world’s first all-in-one entertainment service, offering unlimited streaming of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows. Playster brings millions of premium titles together in one easy-to-use app. From the Big Five publishers (HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster) to Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, The Orchard, Paramount, Starz and more, Playster houses entertainment in all its forms from the world’s biggest publishers, labels and movie studios, as well as from the best indie talent. You can now enjoy unlimited streaming of timeless classics and New York Times Best Sellers alike from the Netflix of Books -- no credits and no restrictions. What’s more, switching between media types has never been easier because it’s all housed in one app. Listen to an expertly curated playlist, pull up a movie soundtrack, choose the perfect audible story or watch an educational documentary at the click of a button. And with hundreds of new titles added every week, Playster’s diverse digital catalog just keeps growing. Features: • Stream unlimited books, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows. • Enjoy countless 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. • Download books, audiobooks and music for offline streaming. • Discover new favorites with unique mood-based sorting, which offers cross-media recommendations for every mood and occasion. • Stream hundreds of expertly curated playlists. Or create your own ultimate playlist, which you can then share with friends on social media via Facebook and Twitter. • Access unabridged Bibles in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and French, in both eBooks and audiobook formats. Subscription Options: • Audiobooks Basic - unlimited access to audiobooks for $19.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • All-Media Basic - unlimited digital access anytime, anywhere, on any device for $32.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • All-Media Premium - unlimited digital access anytime, anywhere, on any device for $62.99 per month. Cancel anytime. (Price shown is in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply) • Audiobook Premium - unlimited digital access anytime, anywhere, on any device for $38.99 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) • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Support: https://support.playster.com Connect With Playster: Facebook: www.facebook.com/playster Twitter: www.twitter.com/playstermedia Instagram: www.instagram.com/playstermedia

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Reviews

  • Great concept that needs work

    3
    By Kimi1976
    I love the idea. Only problem is getting it to load the content. I have been trying to get it to work since signing up. I have listened to a book a couple of times and that's all the success I have had. When I did get that book to play, it was great! If it worked all the time, or if the issue is my device and someone could assist me, I would definitely keep my membership. As it stands now, I can't justify keeping a service I'm unable to utilize no matter how great the concept is. I would gladly update my review if I could be assisted in getting it working better. Please help me. If it's a bug, please try and fix it.
  • App needs help

    3
    By gmc00042
    Search engine very poor A great many bugs in system Keep saying they are working on it It has been a year still same problem s Need to hire better software personnel Also no weekend or night support
  • Bait & Switch

    1
    By minkalue
    We should submit a complaint to the FTC or something because this app/site/service is all about bait & switch. Like other folks have said, Playster is very dishonest about its plan. I signed up for the 14 free trial and didn’t have to enter any info and when I went to actually listen to an audiobook, I was prompted to extend my free trial to 30 days and enter my credit card info. Forget that! What a terrible, terrible service.
  • Still on free month

    2
    By Dorygurl
    The search tags could use some work. It was almost impossible to find books by J. D. Robb and Sue Grafton. I’m still on my trial period, and so far I’ve lost the book I was listening to, and can’t find any authors in the app I saw on the online page. I’ll give it a few more weeks, but so far not worth paying $14.99 a month.
  • Not that great

    2
    By Willaness47
    Not a great selection of books compared to Audible which I have used for years. Does not make recommendations based on your listening history and complicated to save and store books
  • Not Unlimited

    1
    By HHolls10
    If I pretend I’m a new customer, I can find lots of audiobooks I would like to listen to, but as soon as I login, I can’t find them, even with the premium membership. Customer service was unable to help except to refer me to an excuse in the fine print- not all users will have access to all the titles all of the time based on location or use. So, as soon as you start listening to “too many” books, they pull the selection. The app is also terrible. It crashes, doesn’t remember passwords, and the search function is horrible. Customer service is also lacking. The app has been terrible from the beginning, but I was willing to deal with the inconvenience since it was relatively inexpensive. Then they more than doubled the monthly fee. Now, I the selection of books is very limited. I’ve paid for many months without using it. I’d rather spend the money on titles I want to listen to while using an app that works. Customer service didn’t even reply to my last inquiry. Very disappointing. Stick with Audible or try out Hibooks.
  • Frustrating!!!

    2
    By Karen in Cincinnati
    This app is super frustrating. I have to sign in at least once a day. It can't seem to remember my book and I have to search for it every time. In one book it couldn't remember where I was and returned you a previous chapter. Needs help if I'm going to keep it...
  • Downloading audio books

    2
    By betsyboots23
    Having trouble downloading audiobooks. Can u help?
  • Disappointed

    1
    By book987654321
    I was so excited to see an unlimited audio book app for 14.99 a month (over 40,000 titles!) only to find out that 14.99 gets you nothing in audiobooks. Seriously. Could not find a single title in the 14.99 package. I tried to contact the company for a list of titles in this package via chat, email, phone, fb message but received no help. Unless you upgrade to 29.99 a month, you will be paying for something but receive nothing. Save your money.
  • READ THIS FIRST!

    1
    By SuzyB52
    I wish I had read the “most critical” reviews before I signed up for this app. THERE IS NO TRUE FREE TRIAL PERIOD!!! After some searching, I found Playster’s explanation that their deal with audiobook providers restricts what can be played during the so-called free trial. FALSE ADVERTISING by Playster in its promos for this app. Then I read the critical reviews. Learned that EVEN AFTER YOU PAY, IF YOU USE THE APP TOO MUCH, PLAYSTER RESTRICTS YOUR USAGE!!! I immediately went to my settings and canceled my so-called 30-day free trial so I wouldn’t get charged automatically when that period is up. Time will tell. I have absolutely no use for an audiobook service that gives me only a few minutes of narration. I want the entire book. Duh. I read that some other users got farther into a book and it just kicked them out. Frankly, I’m glad the books I selected all ran for just a few minutes. Made my decision to trash this worthless app easy and immediate. MESSAGE TO PLAYSTER: Fix this. Tell people up front that usage is limited even after you pay and that only excerpts are allowed during the “free-trial” period. If you had been honest about your service, I probably would have subscribed full-time. I’ve been an Audible.com user and Overdrive (free public library app) user for many years. My son is dyslexic. He grew up listening to audiobooks whenever I wasn’t reading to him. He will graduate from college next year and has done very well. He has had an extraordinary vocabulary since he was a toddler, because he is an audible learner and was exposed to so much literature at an early age. I was going to tell him about Playster so he could subscribe, too. But I won’t now. So disappointing.

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