If the title of this thread is requesting information about why people stay on the free version, why is pretty much everyone saying they paid for the app a long time ago??
I have remained on the free version because the app gives a huge feature set with no ads.
This leads to very little incentive to pay. My thoughts were along the lines of “it wouldn’t have stayed around so long if it wasn’t funded well enough, so they don’t need my money”.
The red text in the update notes obviously brought me here and I began to see the truth:
This app exists purely because of the passion from its developer.
This has made me decide that I will happily pay a small one-time fee to support development.
This doesn’t fix the issue with continued funding, but it is something.
I honestly feel like there are features that can be put behind a paywall without ruining the basic function of the app.
Widgets, wallpaper displaying artwork, trackpad, custom commands, more than one host, plus all the other things that are already locked.
I understand there will be people that would not like that change, but it would encourage them to pick between having all the nice fancy things or accepting the app for what the title says “Kodi remote control and cast”.
You have clearly labeled what people should expect from it. Anything more is a bonus, a bonus I now feel guilty I ignored for so long.