If you haven’t heard of Playster yet, I’d be surprised – it seems everyone is talking about it. Playster boasts that it offers unlimited games, music, movies, television series, books, and audiobooks. It’s a pretty big feat for a small startup to come in and try to change the streaming service industry, but Playster promises the challenge is welcomed. I signed up for the 30 day trial they’re offering on their site to see what all the fuss was about.
As of right now, Playster’s main selling point is its book and audiobook catalog. It’s the only subscription service that offers unlimited books and audiobooks, whether that be combined or separated. Its audiobook catalog has books from all the biggest publishers, while its ebook selection has a little more backdated books. However, most of the books are pretty popular and still pretty relevant.
Playster’s movie selection is b-rated stuff. There’s a couple of good flicks in there, like Vanilla Sky and Revolutionary Road, but it’s definitely not the strongest selection you’ll find in a movie or television subscription service. In a comprehensive package, I’d deal with it. But alone, this isn’t the platform for me.
Its game selection is decent for mobile and desktop games. Old school video gamers will appreciate that Playster has games like Duke Nukem, Hocus Pocus, and Unreal Tournament. For those looking for some flashbacks, it’s a great feeling to be playing those games again. They also have some addictive mobile games, like Flappy Bird.
Playster’s music selection is old school as well, with classic crooners and jazz singers. However, there’s been talks that the music selection is improving soon, and I’m excited to see what sort of artists will be added. If it does include major artists, Playster just might be giving music streaming services a run for their money.
All in all, the service needs some improvement, but the company’s customer support team told me a new update is coming soon that will improve a lot of Playster’s features – which is exciting. Maybe I’ll try it out again once these features are set up. I still have high hopes for Playster’s future, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Playster offers a $24.95/month subscription for all four catalogs, which is a good deal considering how much you’re paying if you have Netflix, Spotify, and Audible already. If you’re looking for just a book subscription service, you can pay $9.95/month for unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks. Committing to a 12-month membership results in you getting a $250 tablet and headphones free of charge with the app already built into it.
Will you try out Playster for yourself? I say wait it out until the update, but the signs are there that it could seriously change the game.