Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in listening to new plays! Once you purchase your premium subscription — now only $60/year for founding subscribers — your all-access pass to our living library is ready for you to explore.

How do I listen to the plays?

Options, options, options!

-
Easy Peasy

You can click on any play in our library and you will find an audio player at the top of its playbill page. Simply click play and listen from your web browser.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Want to listen on your mobile devices like you would any other podcast? Follow these few short steps based on your preferred podcast player and you're on your way.

First, upon purchasing your premium subscription, you are given a premium feed URL that you'll copy and paste into your podcast player. The URL is also sent to you in your welcome email and is available on your account information page at all times.

You can listen to our plays on the following podcast players:

  • iTunes Desktop application for Windows and MAC
  • Podcast app by Apple for iOS
  • Podcast Republic for Android
  • Podcast Addict for Android
  • BeyondPod for Android

-

For Apple's podcast app on iTunes Desktop:

Find the "Subscribe to Podcast" menu item. Recent versions of iTunes find this under the "File" menu. In older versions, it's under "Advanced". In Windows, the menus may be hidden by default. To see it, hit Ctrl+B or click the little book icon in the top left of the iTunes window.

Once you've selected "Subscribe to Podcast," you'll get a dialog box to paste in our premium feed URL.

You will be asked to sign in to your Play4Keeps account with email and password.

And now you're ready!

You're subscribed to the Play4Keeps Premium feed and can listen to all of our plays. As long as you are a subscriber, all future plays will automatically download as they become available.

If you sync your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with your computer, the premium feed will also be available in the Apple Podcasts app on your device.

If they do not appear in your Apple Podcast app on your mobile devices, follow the instructions below.

-
For Apple Podcast app on mobile devices:

Open the application and select "Library".

Click "Edit" on the top right of the screen and select "Add a Podcast by URL...".

Enter the premium feed URL here and click "Subscribe".

Now don't you feel fancy? Didn't know you could be so technologically savvy, did ya?

Congratulations and happy listening!

-

Instructions for Android podcast apps:

Though there are a plethora of different podcast apps on which to enjoy Play4Keeps and many have very similar instructions for adding a podcast feed by URL, here are specific instructions for using Podcast Addict.

Install the latest version of Podcast Addict - click here to link to Google Play's app store

Open Podcast Addict after install

Tap the + sign in the top right corner and choose "Add RSS Feed"

Paste in the URL of our premium feed URL and click "Add"

You’re all done! Enjoy!

-

More Stuff to Know

While your subscription remains active, you can listen to all the plays we've posted as well as the new ones released each month.

Your subscription will automatically renew when it expires. You can opt out of auto-renewal at any time by clicking the "Cancel" link found under the "Subscriptions" tab of your account profile.

-
Can I share my premium subscription?

Play4Keeps is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to a diverse array of new plays and promoting all the artists involved in producing these high quality readings.

Your subscription is your subscription alone. Please don't steal our hard work by sharing, republishing or otherwise distributing our audio.

-
Let us know how we're doing!

This is our beta test period and we'd love to hear from you about your experience with exploring our site and listening to the plays.

We thank you in advance for filling out our Feedback form. You are an invaluable part of the community helping us refine and develop Play4Keeps!