The new Circle app uses a mobile-first approach, with Circle Home Plus as an optional add-on. When you purchase a Circle Home Plus from a retail location, you get the Circle Home Plus device along with a 1-year membership to all of Circle's Premium features.
However, you may just want to use the app to manage mobile devices, like phones and tablets, and Circle allows you to get started with a 1-month free trial of the Premium features. Here's how:
- Download the Circle app and create a Circle account.
- When asked if you have a Circle Home Plus, tap Nope, I don't have one.
- At this point, you'll be presented with the option to subscribe to Circle's Premium features via an in-app purchase.
- Tap Start Subscription, and then verify your purchase. This will start your 1-month trial. During this trial, you will have unlimited access to Circle's premium features so you can decide if it's a good fit for your family.
After the 1-month trial concludes, your subscription will renew on a monthly basis for $9.99 a month. You can cancel at any time during the trial or afterwards via the Google Play Store or Apple iOS Store, depending on the device you used to subscribe.
Once you've created your Circle membership, you may want to add Circle Home Plus so that you can manage local Wi-Fi devices. Check out how to do that here!