Help deciding between Pro 6 or subscription

@james congrats on releasing the update. I’m a Pro 4 user trying to decide between upgrade to Pro 6 or a subscription. 2 questions for you…

  1. Looks like subscribed users must still share trakt account to get Family Sharing working — is this going to change in near future? If not I’ll purchase Pro app so family can all have their own trakt account :slight_smile:

  2. Upgrade discount for Pro 4/5 users to Pro 6 app — I’m guessing discount was only available for Infuse 6 app subscriptions?

Please respond ASAP —- very eager to upgrade now.

Unfortunately Apple doesn’t natively allow sharing of subscriptions (other than Apple Music) between family members, but it’s something we’ve been asking them to add.

As of right now, if you don’t want to use Trakt the only option for Family Sharing would be the standalone Pro app.

Infuse Pro 5 users can receive a discount when purchasing the new app bundle.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app-bundle/id1457904122?mt=8&at=11l4GF

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Thanks @james and keep up the good work!

The discount is 2.99€ from 27.99€ to 25€. I expected a bit better offer. The standalone app costs twice as much as before.

Apple’s bundle pricing is a bit confusing, but for most people it will provide a discount of around 20%.

However, if you bought Infuse Pro 5 when it was first launched you may have paid a lower price. Unfortunately, this is the price Apple credits towards the bundle.

E.G.

Bundle price: $34.99
Regular Infuse Pro 5 price: $14.99
Complete my Bundle Price: $20

But, if you paid 12.99 during launch pricing, that is what Apple credits towards the bundle, which results in a bit less discount.

However, if you opt for the lifetime option in the free Infuse 6 app you can get full credit of your Infuse Pro 5 purchase price.

Hi James,

so if I’m on Infuse 5 Pro and I’ll decide to go for 6 Pro bundle upgrade - is this with LifeTime support?

Nope, that’s the standalone pro 6 version only.

Ok thank you.

Is there any way to migrate data from Infuse Pro 5 to Infuse 6 (subscription-based)?

You can move you locally synced files by following these steps.

  1. Ensure you are running 5.9.6
  2. Download Infuse 6 or Infuse Pro 6 from the App Store
  3. Open Infuse 5.9.6, and you’ll see a prompt asking if you want to move your videos to the new app

Sorry I forgot I’m doing it on Apple TV 4k:

So far what I did:

  1. I have Infuse 5 Pro 5.9.6 (2484)
  2. Installed Infuse 6
  3. Went back to Infuse 5 - no prompt

What is the difference between Infuse 6 Pro in the app store for 24.99 and life option for 54.99?

Ah, unfortunately the migration only applies to synced videos on iOS.

Since Infuse 6 uses a new iCloud setup, saved shares and favorites will not sync between Pro 5 and Pro 6.

More info on the differences can be found here.

Ok so,

  1. I just downloaded Infuse Pro 5 for my iPhone.
  2. Synced back from Apple TV 5 Pro - iPhone 5 Pro
  3. Downloaded Infuse 6 on the iPhone
  4. Opened Infuse 5 Pro on the iPhone - no prompt

Am I doing something stupid here? My goal here is to migrate from Infuse 5 Pro to Infuse 6 (subscription-based)

@waldamer Install Infuse 5 Pro App and launch it once, then install Infuse 6 free app and launch it then click the gear tab at the bottom right and choose first menu item to “Learn More” and pick the special discount subscription option on further left.

@james

I think the bundle worked out 1 penny more than the standalone app, but I honestly don’t care, I purchased it anyway.

Thank you very much for continuing to provide the option of a standalone app with no subscription. I know not a lot of developers do anymore and it’s a shame from my perspective, I much prefer purchasing the software out right like this. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the news that 6 had been released, and I was very pleasantly surprised to see continued support - so again, thank you :slight_smile:

Hi all,
Just thought I would share some thoughts on topic. Yesterday, I also upgraded from infuse 5 pro to a lifetime infuse pro 6 subscription. My thoughts on this are:

  1. With a subscription all future updates are free (eliminating the need to pay for each update, and manually change app versions)
  2. As far as pricing, I got the special upgrade pricing for $39.99 vs $54.99 for lifetime, and IF I had known about lifetime subscription when purchasing 5, I would have done that to save paying for this one. At least, it’s done now, so I won’t have to pay for upgrades going forward now.
  3. Just like Plex Pass, I knew I was going to use the service, so find the option to pay up front, and be done with it nice vs not having another monthly / yearly bill, etc.

As far as tract, I don’t have an account, and don’t currently see the need for it. I do have family sharing enabled for my mother (who lives in a different part of the state), however, it’s mainly so she can share my music purchases, even though she can access other things too. For Movie Sharing, I let her access my VUDU account on the Roku I gave her, as she doesn’t have an Apple TV.
Overall, I’ve been pleased with the upgrade so far. On the surface though, (other then the new dark icon feature), nothing really stands out. Sounds like there are some nice changes in store though.

Hello,

I completely agree, I also upgraded from standalone 5 Pro to 6 (subscription-based).
I endured painful library migration (as James explained it’s not possible) and I went for Life Time upgrade.

From playback perspective of big 4K clips, I didn’t see much difference, but I guess it’s a good thing for now (it’s first release of a new major version) it’s not that buggy, at least I haven’t spotted anything.

I’m an old customer or firecore and big fan of Infuse and the quality of the player so I’m happy to support their work even though new fetures will come later.

Big Thanks!

I am in the same point than you. Pro 4 and doubt about what to do when new Pro 6 arise
Looking price of then I guess buy Pro 5 (17€) and stand forever with that

Pro 6 is not worth to pay 38€, same UI and almost same features. Waiting Siri integration with AppleTV would have some sense put this high price but I feel is a tiny update of v5

You could always go with InFuse 6 and just pay for a 1 year subscription to get all the Pro features. That is much cheaper than buying InFuse 6 Pro outright and will entitle you to the upgrade to InFuse 7 if it is released while the subscription is still running. After the year is up you only let the subscription renew if you are happy with the state of InFuse at that point in time.

There is another benefit of the re-occurring subscriptions (monthly or yearly) which is not often mentioned. It is that even if the subscription price for new users goes up the subscription price for existing subscribers stays the same.

My point of view is that subscription is a bad solution for older customers while seems good for new one

There is no warranty that developer maintain the app updated always and when it happens suscriptors lost every dollar they paid while pro users remains the investment