Infuse 5 Pro is it worth it?

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  1. max2 macrumors 68020

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    Is the Infuse 5 Pro update worth it for $6.99 ?

    Edit: make that $6.99 a year or $12.99 one time fee and charges for upgrades.
     
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  3. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    It's been out about 24 hours. I would say it would take some time for someone to say if it's worth it.
     
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  5. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    If you haven't bought it before, it's worth it. If you bought 4 recently, tell them you want to upgrade and just bought the 4, maybe they'll give you a discount.
     
  6. masotime macrumors 68020

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    nPlayer and Air Video HD have been good enough for me so far.
     
  7. macintoshmac macrumors 68020

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    Streaming from cloud services, especially OneDrive made me upgrade. It is a nice to have. Can upload my content to OD and have it stream to Infuse. Sounds sweet. Let's see if that works as sweet.
     
  8. masotime macrumors 68020

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    That does sound pretty useful. Thanks for highlighting that.
     
  9. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    For anyone who wonders if it's worth it, they offer a one month free trial for the Pro version.
     
  10. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Really how do you go about doing that please ?
     
  11. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    When you try upgrading to the Pro version from inside the app, the subscription starts with one free month and after that you'll be charged $7/year.
     
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    I've previously purchased Infuse Pro 4 and the upgrade to Infuse Pro 5 is definitely not worth it for me. I have been waiting for slide over and PIP to be implemented, but I'm not paying subscription fees for apps (unless they are providing services such as on-line storage). I buy once and own that version. Yes, there is a Pro version with a pay once price, but I've already paid for Pro version 4 so my thought is that the upgrade should be free to already Pro users or a minimal upgrade fee, not a full price.
    I may continue to use Pro 4 or I may use one of the other player apps that I own, but I am not giving them more money.
     
  15. ip67 macrumors regular

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    What you can do is purchase Infuse Pro 5 and then request a refund from Apple. That should give them a wake-up call.

    Unethical perhaps, but not really if you just bought Infuse Pro 4 right before the release of 5 (I did).
     
  16. masotime macrumors 68020

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    You are being excessively vindictive.

    I didn't buy Infuse, but it didn't take me long to give them the benefit of the doubt and find this: https://firecore.com/forum/topic/16168

     
  17. ip67 macrumors regular

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    Why would someone want the subscription based model when they previously purchased the full app outright?
     
  18. ecstaticax macrumors newbie

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    I bought the full v4 pro app, bought the added IAPs released in the meanwhile, and I have been waiting for split-view and PiP. Now they want me to pay again for a feature that was added on *all* main apps on iPad. I will switch to nPlayer. I think it's better to support other developers and not Firecore that wants me to pay a fee every year for a movie player.
     
  19. thomas821 macrumors newbie

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    Bough v4 pro before and struggled a bit to purchase v5. Luckily they are now offering 30% discount so just try it out. Not much difference except the Split-view, PiP & iCloud sync features. Though I'm willing to support developer with year subscription, I still hope they offer more to justify the extra spending.
     
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    https://firecore.com/forum/topic/16168

    I recommend to merge this thread with this one http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/infuse-for-apple-tv-released.1942307/page-38 as the developers are answering all questions and complaints there.
     
  21. mrthomnas macrumors regular

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    What would that do?
     
  22. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Unlimited major updates.
    The subscription model allows for the developers to get paid continuously for the work they put into the future versions. A full pricing option allows people to not require the subscription and to keep their copy forever, but only receive minor updates and have to pay for major ones.
     
  23. masotime macrumors 68020

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    Be satisfied at successfully taking revenge?

    That's why I referred to it as "vindictive".

     
  24. mrex macrumors 68030

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    VLC is free and works with all: comp/iphone/ipad/atv =}

    i have nPlayer but havent really used it anymore.. it has no atv support unlike vlc.
     

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