Yes, it's free to install, and the features you enjoy today will always be free, plus more to come. And although premium plans are also available, all existing features remain free.
We view Player FM as an open platform. You can make your subscriptions public and share them on the web. The catalog organization is also available under a Creative Commons license. These social and data sharing features would not be practical with an app that placed a payment barrier in front of every user.
For this reason, we decided to focus on making a great experience all users can enjoy. Therefore, we will announce additional features for paying users later on.