Plex Pass which is an incentive based way for Plex fans to support development of the popular media center suite of programs is about to get more expensive. In a blog post as well an email to Plex users that was sent out Monday current Plex Pass members were informed that the service would be getting more expensive for new customers while current customers would be able to keep their current rate. The rates will change as of September 29, 2014.
What Are the New Rates
- Monthly Plex Pass subscriptions will increase from $3.99 to
$4.99 per month.
- Annual Plex Pass subscriptions will increase from $29.99 to
$39.99 per year.
- Lifetime Plex Passes will increase from $74.99 to
Better get the Lifetime Price while it lasts
If you have been using Plex Pass or at a monthly rate or thinking of getting in on the program it is decision time. The current cost for a lifetime Plex Pass subscription is $74.99, which costs only 15 dollars more than the new monthly price over a 12 month period but half the cost of a lifetime price would afterwards. While current users will not be hit by the price increase one has to ask, if I have had this service for more than a few years haven’t I already paid for a lifetime pass so far? If this is a service you really enjoy its time to buy and stop renting.
More Feature Coming
Plex is promising to offer more premium services as a result of the new fees and we wonder exactly what could be on the way. Will there be more channels? The app is very much a world on to itself with several media sharing features, TV channel apps, Photo sharing along with the ability to access media from multiple shared servers legally. This will be worth keeping an eye on going forward.
Does Plex Risk upsetting customers?
This is being handled much the same way that Plex handled the change in the pricing of its Roku channel. The Plex Channel for Roku had been free to add to the streaming box, but saw a price increase to $4.99 in order to bring the Roku option in line with all of the Plex apps on other platforms. Like the change in Plex Pass current channel owners were able to keep the channel free of charge. Plex still sits as on of Roku’s most popular and most used channels.