Can I pay… more?

Just going through my bills and checking on some things, and I logged into trakt.tv to view the date in which my VIP account is supposed to renew, and I see that it’s only $15/year.

…that’s it.

The new Bill & Ted 3 movie costs more than that to rent for 48 hours in Apple TV (as of today — the movie came out yesterday).

Since Trakt.tv is such a valuable service for me, is there any way I can pay you… more? I want to make sure you stick around forever and don’t sell to another company that will ultimately just end up dismantling the service.

While I use this service for all my TV shows, I use Letterboxd for my movies. They have Pro ($19) and Patron ($49) levels. Any chance you guys can do some awesome stuff for Patron-level users?

Anyway, just wanted to put it out there. Good things cost money because it costs money to make good things. I’d rather pay up-front so that I never have to pay with my privacy or personal data. I want to support services like yours that make excellent things.

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Wow, thanks for the kind words @Skyzyx :blush: You’re a long time VIP member, which is why you have the $15/yr pricing locked in as long as you remain active. If you’d prefer to pay more, you can “cancel” from Support Trakt with VIP! - Trakt.tv then sign up again at $30/yr for VIP or $60/yr for VIP EP. You’ll still retain you yearly VIP badge. Keep in mind it will charge immediately upon re-sign up.

That’s a good idea for some EP only type of features, I’ll need to think about that more and see what ideas come up. I’m curious, why do you use Letterboxd for movies instead of using Trakt for everything? Happy to continue the discussion more directly on that too if you prefer.

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Wow, thanks for the kind words @Skyzyx :blush: You’re a long time VIP member, which is why you have the $15/yr pricing locked in as long as you remain active. If you’d prefer to pay more, you can “cancel” from https//trakt•tv/vip then sign up again at $30/yr for VIP or $60/yr for VIP EP. You’ll still retain you yearly VIP badge. Keep in mind it will charge immediately upon re-sign up.

I had no idea. I’ll look at when my account is ready to expire and bump it then.

I’m curious, why do you use Letterboxd for movies instead of using Trakt for everything? Happy to continue the discussion more directly on that too if you prefer.

I discovered both some years ago. I think I discovered Letterboxd first, then Trakt•tv after. I was able to export my investment of data from IMDb and import it into Letterboxd. I also wrote a scraper to scrape my data from Netflix (shhhh — don’t tell anyone) and was able to massage that data into something Letterboxd could import.

Also, Letterboxd has a first-party client app which is really nice and compelling, as well as an Apple TV app. To my knowledge, Trakt•tv only has API access and third-party clients. Other than Plex and Infuse, I’ve not found one dedicated to Apple TV (of which I’m a heavy user).

I’m a fan of both services, but they don’t really seem to talk to each other, and I have too much of an investment in my personal data to leave behind one service for the other. Not that I can’t change my mind, but both services are really great and neither one has an overwhelmingly compelling feature set that is head-and-shoulders over the other one to get me to go all-in for one or the other. So at the moment, I’m continuing to invest in both places for different things — Letterboxd for movies, and Trakt (via iShows TV on iOS) for TV shows.

Now, what would be really compelling for me would be if Apple would enable me to expose my Apple TV viewing data (including Apple TV+ as well as the other services I subscribe to, Hulu, and Netflix) and could push that data automatically into my account(s), that would be a killer feature. However since Netflix shutdown their API in 2012-ish, and Apple isn’t known for exposing APIs in the first place, I’m not ready to begin holding my breath yet. Then again, Last.fm has gotten clever at enabling scrobbling for all these years, so maybe there’s something I haven’t seen yet.

But I digress…

Just wanted to say thank you for such an awesome service, and I want to do my part to ensure that you guys continue to carry on for a long time.

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Awesome, thank you! And for the great feedback too. I am really wish Apple, Netflix, Amazon, etc were more open so we could automatically scrobble. That is the dream :smiley:

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actually i’ve been graving that EP badge myself :partying_face:
maybe i will change the subscription, definitely worth the money, and more !

Trakt saved me from having a social life :laughing:

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We were social distancing before it was cool!

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:rofl: :rofl: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Didn’t realise there were different pricing plans. Will change as well once it’s about to expire.

Is the Credit card option still Mastercard only? In the process of moving away from PayPal as a whole.

We use Stripe for credit card processing, they accept all the major cards and also Apple Pay.

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ok now im lost, what is VIP EP?

VIP EP is a higher level of VIP support, if you really love Trakt and want to support the project at a higher yearly membership price. The features are currently the same for VIP and EP, but we might have EP exclusives in the future.

Just wanting to let you know that there’s a Chrome extension called traktflix that uses Netflix’s undocumented API to scrobble your watches to trakt.

If you watch Netflix in the browser, it will automatically scrobble them to trakt, but if you watch elsewhere it has an option to look at your Netflix watch history and selectively mark those as watched on trakt as well.

Here’s a link to the extension in the Chrome web store, and if that doesn’t work here’s the GitHub page as well.

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Been using it for a while and it works pretty good. Thanks for the git link!

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Sort of related, but I just got VIP for myself and would like to give 1 year of it to my friend as a gift. Is that possible?

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i think, i think that i have saw such a think from Justin somewhere.

But you can do it anyway, just login with your friend, pay the subscription and then remember to cancel the recurring charge as it will pay the amount every year. Of course that if you don’t want to be a …special gift :rose: :smile:
It ruins the surprise but it will get you there.

kudos for your thought though :+1:

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I am a 6 year VIP now and never heard of the EP option. You guys should really make it easier for us to give you money! :wink: Even now that I know it exists it’s not at all obvious to me how to get it.

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Interesting! I’m glad I stumbled upon this post. That would be a great idea @justin. Love trakt.tv and it’s community. :+1::+1::+1:

Will there be a time frame on VIP EP exclusives. Hopefully soon? Thanks for your time and consideration😀

Apparently I have been able to register 2 payment options (paypal+stripe) on my account so i’ve paid $30 x 2 these last 2 years.
Would like to remove the stripe options since paypal seems to be working.
Created the stripe payment because I lost my VIP access and it seemed like the paypal payment didn’t work but alas…a couple of days later paypal went through.trakt

:thinking:… Something doesn’t sound right. I would probably blame your issue with good ole’ " human error".