Welcome to AppStories+
Longer episodes. Ad-free. The same AppStories, only better.
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- Ad-free episodes
- Extra content
- Higher bitrate
- One-day earlier releases
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AppStories+?
AppStories+ is an extended version of AppStories, the podcast Federico Viticci and John Voorhees have been producing weekly since 2017.
Each episode of AppStories+ will include more of the show you love, with longer episodes that expand on weekly topics, explore additional apps we’re using, and coverage of current app events and what’s happening at MacStories.
AppStories+ episodes are delivered ad-free a day earlier than the free version most weeks, allowing you to listen before everyone else or make sure you’re ready to start your week with the show.
Finally, AppStories+ is delivered at 192 kbps, which is higher than the bitrate of the free version. Both shows are distributed as MP3 files, so they are not lossless, but the AppStories+ version is noticeably better in quality than the free version, providing a superior listening experience.
I’m a Club MacStories member already and want to subscribe. What are my options?
You can subscribe to AppStories+ two ways:
First, you can upgrade to a Club Premier membership here, which is the best value we offer.
Club MacStories+ is $10/month or $100/year. Club Premier adds AppStories+ to the mix for an additional $2/month or $20/year. That’s a great deal and better than you’ll find for most other weekly podcasts offering subscriptions.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to upgrade your Club subscription, you can bundle AppStories+ with your existing, original Club membership for a more modest savings of $9/month or $90/year.
To upgrade to Club Premier or add AppStories+ to an existing Club membership, visit club.macstories.net/plans. In either case, make sure to log in with your existing Club account, and you’ll be able to upgrade to a new plan.
AppStories+ is also available through Apple Podcasts for $8/month or $80/year, which costs more and has fewer benefits than subscribing directly through us. Please see the separate FAQ about Apple Podcasts Subscriptions for details about what is not included in an AppStories+ subscription purchased from Apple through its Podcasts app.
I’m new here. How do I subscribe?
You can sign up for either a Club Premier plan, which includes AppStories+, or a standalone AppStories+ subscription, right here using the buttons in the cards above. If you’re a new member, you’ll be guided through the process of creating a new Club MacStories account.
If I subscribe to AppStories+, can I upgrade to Club Premier later?
Yes. As long as you subscribe to AppStories+ through us (and not Apple Podcasts), you can join Club Premier at any time. Just visit our Plans page, where you’ll see an option to upgrade to Club Premier.
I just want to sign up for AppStories+, why does your payment page mention Club MacStories?
Subscriptions to AppStories+ and Club MacStories are handled by the same Memberful system that handles the Club. If you only purchase an AppStories+ standalone subscription, you will not be charged for a Club one too. However, by being part of the Club system, if you ever decide you want to join Club MacStories, you can use your existing AppStories+ login details to upgrade from the Club plans page to take advantage of our upgrade pricing.
Can I give an AppStories+ subscription as a gift?
Yes! The process works just like it does for Club MacStories, which we cover in this article.
Where can I listen?
Your AppStories+ subscription is unique to you and managed through Memberful. When you sign up, you’ll be given links to add your subscription to the podcast player of your choice, including Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Castro, and Pocket Casts.
Will you spam me?
Absolutely not. We promise we won’t resell or share your email address with any third party. Your email address will only be used to deliver AppStories±related communications.