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JustPlay App Review: A Very Poor Hourly Rate

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The JustPlay app allows you to play games and earn “fair rewards,” according to the company.

This powerhouse has more than 175,000 reviews, 1,000,000+ downloads, and a decent 4.3/5 rating.  It’s one of the many apps that pay you to play games.  The question is, however, if it’s worth taking up space on your phone.

In today’s review, I wanted to show you how the JustPlay app works.

Can you make money? Is it worth your time?  Is it legit or are they out to scam me?

As in all of my reviews, I’m 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.  You can be assured that I’m going to tell the truth and that’s it.  No pushing products or misleading you in hopes you sign up.  I don’t work that way.

So, with that out of the way, let’s dive in and begin.

What is the JustPlay App?

The JustPlay app will reward you to play games, and the unique thing about the app is that they pay out every three hours, making it one of the faster paying apps on the market.

It’s operated by a company called JustPlay GmbH, which is a mobile entertainment company based in Berlin, Germany.  Their goal, at least according to the company’s mission statement, is to “bring fun to millions by building a platform for players to discover amazing games.”  You can find out more about the company and its goals via its website here.

Simply put, JustPlay reaches out to game developers who pay them to pay you to try out games.  They hope that you like the game enough that you tell your friends and/or spend money in the game.  This is a very common marketing scheme among money-making apps.



Signing Up for the JustPlay App

If you want to sign up, the company only has an app for Android device owners.  That’s it.  Unfortunately, if you want to make money using your desktop or your iPhone with this app, you won’t be able to participate, at least at this moment.  The app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store.

The unique thing about the app is that they don’t require you to sign up for an account.  Rather, the app is tied to your phone device.  The only information you need to hand over will be your PayPal address if you choose this option.

The USA is the only country that can participate with the app and no VPN is allowed.

How JustPlay Works

After you download the app, you will see a dashboard, which will look something like this:

You will see your balance near the top, which you can cash out every three hours once you hit 40,000 coins as well as a list of games.

Under each game, you will see what you need to do to earn coins.  For example, that “Solitaire Verse” game will require you to win to earn coins, but you can earn 10,000 points just for installing it.  Installing just two games plus a sign-up bonus can earn you enough to cash out within three hours.

Every game will have different earnings depending on a variety of factors.  Simply put, the more you play, the more you can earn.  Just read the fine print before clicking on a link to see how you can earn.  I have found that most of the games have a lot of ads in them when you play, which can be annoying to some.

Aside from playing games, if you scroll to the bottom, you can also earn completing offers and watching videos.

This is no different than most of those “offer-like” websites.  You complete an offer and you get rewarded in doing so.

This is just another “offerwall” that provides you a link to many other app downloads that will reward you. For example, if you were to download Candy Crush Saga, you could earn up to 673,562 coins.

If you were to use this app, I wouldn’t focus on this section as the main games section seem to be unique enough to make you some coins.

As for watching videos, you will never make money watching videos.  I’m talking maybe $1 in an hour, and there’s no difference here.  It’s a waste of time and I would recommend skipping this portion as well.

The Rewards

So, the app focuses on cashing out every three hours, and if you download the app, you will see a countdown near the top, letting you know when you can cash out.

Whenever your balance reaches 40,000, you can cash out.  This can change, but you can see your goal at any time.

How much are points worth on JustPlay?

This is the thing.

The points with JustPlay are at random and the value of the points are what they deem “fair” for the community.  I have seen 350,000 points cashed out for $1.50, whereas 550,000 points could net you $3.  It’s very random, but the key here is that you won’t make much.  I’m talking $1 per 300,000 points~, if that, to put it in perspective.  This can change, however.   I have read that people average less than $1, sometimes $0.50 per hour playing.  It’s not much and you’re probably better of panhandling than you are using this app.

I have never seen an app do this, which raises red flags, but I have come to the conclusion that the points are almost worthless.

One last thing I want to mention is that the payout seemed to be much better when the app first started out, but it has since dwindled substantially.  The values have continued to go down and it doesn’t appear to be increasing anytime soon.

Reward options include PayPal, Amazon and Google Play, and you can cash out every 24 hours.

The Pros:

  • great way to try new games
  • backed by a 100% legitimate company

The Cons:

  • haven’t added a ton of games in the past few months
  • lots of ads when you play the games
  • coins aren’t worth much

Final Thoughts

4/10In the end, the premise seems cool.  You can earn money while playing games, but I don’t think it’s going to be worth your time.  Even if you earn hundreds of thousands of points, it can seem like a lot, but in reality, it’s only a few dollars.

It seems as if this app was great when it first came out, hence, the great reviews, but it has dwindled as of late.  I don’t think it’s going to improve any time soon.

While the company running the app is legit, I can’t see you making more than a few dollars a month.  If you want to try new games and have fun, then sure, it’s okay; however, the ads will annoy you after five minutes as it did for me.  It’s the reason I’m not going to recommend it.  If you do go for it, you won’t make much.  Just keep that in mind.

That’s going to wrap it up.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

2 comments

  • 1) you DON’T have to reach the goal to increase the CashOut. I think it’s just “something to aim for”. I’ve tested this (2022.09.08). Whatever you have, in points, above or below the goal, will be converted to “cash” when the countdown resets.

    2) the Offers are, definitely, not worth it, because you HAVE TO succeed to gain points, AND it takes way too long for any increase in points. Of course, if you like the game, then, WTF-ever. I’ve done 2 and stopped at the first to third reward tier (tasks).

    3) there’s a minor “trick” to dealing with the ads, but I’m not going to divulge it, at risk of having that adjusted.

    4) i find game-bouncing to be the most-advantageous. I’ve DLed about 6 non-offer games.

    5) 2 days in and I’ve gained 5.50 . I, also, have nothing better to do, so, i end up playing games most of the day, anyway.

    6) i haven’t tested the videos, but… MyPoints ‘ Swagbucks ‘ and InboxDollars has “traumatized” me… In that… It takes way too long for way too little. There WAS a trick with Swagbucks, but… they’ve adjusted it and, now, it completely-sucks.

    7) aside from all this… Bing (Microsoft) is another good/easy option. It’s not a salary-job pay, but, really, to aim for that in such things is delusional.

    • Thanks for this!

      I tested JustPlay and knew right away it wouldn’t be worth our time. In general, videos will never pay well. I have tried them all and they all stink. You’re only making pennies per hour and you have to watch some pretty boring videos.