Topic: Difference between premium website and pro app

Hi--

I am a new user.  Just created an account today.  I'm navigating both the website and the (Android) app. 

I see the cost to upgrade the Android app to pro is $2.99 (one-time payment, I assume).  And the cost on the website for a premium membership is $19.95/year (or $100 lifetime).  What I am unclear about is the difference.

Can you tell me if my following understanding is correct?

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Purchasing the pro app will impact only my Android app experience and have no bearing on my website experience.  It will get me following updates in the app itself: no ads, push notifications, widget, ability to request shows.

However, purchasing the premium membership on the website would get everything included here...https://next-episode.net/premium...which includes the pro app and those features.

So, in other words, purchasing the pro app has no bearing on my website experience.  However, if I were to purchase the premium membership on the website, it would include both upgraded website and upgraded app.

Correct?

Thanks,
Mike

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Yes, you're absolutely correct. It works exactly like that.

Cheers!

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Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Thanks so much.  :-)

4 (edited by inkblot 2017-11-17 08:16:07)

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

There is also one other difference. The app takes google pay, the website needs PayPal. If you don't use Paypal you cannot pay any other way.

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

You can pay for Lifetime Premium with a credit card only.

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Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

One other difference. The website is not locked to one pc. The app is locked to your phone. So if you loose or break your phone and get another, you need to pay up again.

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Not really.

The app purchase is locked to the store account. So if you use the same iTunes account or Play Store account on the other device - you can restore your purchase on it.

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Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Well thats cool. Thats why that guy who switched from android to apple got screwed.

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Yeah, unfortunately your pro upgrade is tied to your respective store account(s) and can't be transferred between Android and iOS. TBH if I were unfortunate enough to lose my phone and/or switch platforms, I feel this app is more than worthy of another pro upgrade. Consider it a donation in between platforms. wink

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Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Very true indeed. I love it.

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

Thanks guys!

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12 (edited by tchala 2017-11-26 15:21:02)

Re: Difference between premium website and pro app

santah wrote:

Not really.

The app purchase is locked to the store account. So if you use the same iTunes account or Play Store account on the other device - you can restore your purchase on it.

It's quite easy to anonymously link devices of any type using a link code

You simply record the UUID of device #1 and device #2 then allow a link code generation with a short life-time I use two hours for a four alpha code allowing 10 per second (far more than I need)

Device #1 buys pro then generates a link code for #2

Enter the code into #2 within two hours and the link is switched on allowing seamless anonymous linking of devices

I've got my iPhone, iPad, Droid fone and tab all interacting together using this method without me ever signing in

In the case of a browser I can't easily get a UUID so I create one on the server and link that way

I took inspiration from the way Roku and Plex authenticate new devices

Ooh - here's a good idea...

If you make link codes available on the website you can skip the 30% the stores charge - this is fine with both iOS + Droid as long as there's no link to external payment. You could do website payments via Stripe for 1.2% rather than 30%