Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

Firefox will launch an ad-free premium version for $4.99/month

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Now browse the web without an ad blocker, I’m afraid it will be buried in overwhelming ads, not just ugly ads, but also annoying pop-ups and even a loud auto-play video! Ok, but most websites, including, rely on advertising revenue to maintain operations and continue to produce content. So how to solve this contradiction?

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Mozilla may have got the answer. Last month, the company revealed that it would offer a paid version of the Firefox browser, and now a page on its website confirms more details. It will be exchanged for an ad-free news site browsing experience for $4.99 a month, and there is also a “Support the sites you love, avoid the ads you hate” slogan.

Mozilla wrote:

“We’ve partnered with some of the world’s greatest publishers to bring you a better journalism experience,We share your payment directly with the sites you read. They make more money which means they can bring you great content without needing to distract you with ads just to keep the lights on.”

Other features will also be included in advanced pricing, such as audio articles, bookmarks synced on all devices, featured articles, and a content discovery app. Most of them are features that you can already add to Firefox for free using add-ons, but they are very useful for users who don’t trust third-party developers or who don’t want to find add-ons.

The page also describes a reading synchronization system, and even if you change the device, Firefox will sync to the moment you left. Although extensions such as Pocket already implement this feature, it will be nice to have it built into the browser.

Finally, the site confirms that both the desktop and mobile browsers offer an ad-free experience. However, there is no specific charging plan for the time being. It seems that you can pay for a one-month fee for ad-free browsing on all devices, and the target audience with multiple devices may benefit.

The service is not yet available, but there is a survey that you can sign up to receive notifications when the beta is released.

Source: Digital Trends