Dear Volumio users,
It is now over 3 years since we launched MyVolumio, the premium features tier that allowed us to sustain the development of Volumio as it is today and to continue its growth.
First of all, I shall say that the results we achieved with MyVolumio exceeded any expectations, both in terms of adoption and how it supported the growth of Volumio.
And I and the team could not be more grateful to thousands of users who gave us support and trust by subscribing to a premium plan.
Still, we always strive to improve.
This is why we are announcing a revision of MyVolumio premium tiers. This decision comes after taking into consideration the feedback from the community and the complaints and suggestions of existing subscribers.
The main goals of this revision are:
- Simplifying the offer and making it as straightforward as possible
- Keep a good balance and clear differentiation between Free vs Premium features
- Take into account the different spending power of different parts of the world.
We believe that the release of Volumio3 is the perfect timing to do this change, as it provides a lot of extra value compared to Volumio2 and it is easy to understand.
Instead of having Virtuoso and Superstar tiers, there will be only one “Premium plan”, which will be called, guess what, Premium.
The new Premium plan will have the same features and benefits of the current Superstar plan and it will be priced in between Virtuoso and Superstar.
It will be available both with a Monthly and a Yearly billing cycle.
Premium will be initially priced at 6,49 euros per month (if billed monthly) and 4,99 euros per month (if billed yearly).
It is our intention to adapt the pricing to the different spending power in various parts of the world, and we expect this to happen around Q1 2021.
How will this impact existing subscribers?
We want to reward those who put their faith in us by subscribing to a MyVolumio Plan, and therefore we have done our best to ensure that this change will bring just benefits to you guys.
Existing Superstar users will be automatically switched to Premium on launch (paying less than what they do now).
Virtuoso users can keep their Virtuoso account and benefit from the same features they have today, until they cancel or upgrade their subscription.
We will also come up with some further incentives for existing Virtuoso users who would love to upgrade to Premium.
Note that since Virtuoso and Superstar plans will no longer be available, if a user of those plans cancels their subscription, they won’t be able to reinstate it (only subscribe to Premium).
We will be also resetting all trials, so if you already tried MyVolumio in the past, you will have 15 days free trial of Premium.
How will this impact new subscribers?
From the launch of Volumio3, Virtuoso and Superstar will cease to be an option, and there will just be 2 tiers: Free and Premium.
Everyone will have 15 days free trial to decide if what we have done is worth your support.
Is this set in stone?
No. We did our best to come up with a balanced and well-thought proposition, but we know that it can be improved. So we will keep an eye on your feedback and if some idea comes up to make it even better, we’ll be really glad to hear it and do it.
So, feel free to suggest and provide feedback on this change. Any constructive discussion is welcome to make Volumio better.