Mozilla, the creator of Firefox intends to offer paid news subscription service which it plans to offer latter during the year for just $4.99 a month.
The Firefox has given a very attractive slogan “Support the sites you love, avoid the ads you hate” which is simply what a reader desires.
To provide this service, Mozilla has partnered with “Scroll” which is an ad-free news start up in providing such service. Scroll itself is a start-up but claims to have ad-free access to websites such as Vox, Gizmodo, The Verge, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic and many more.
The services Mozilla is to provide seems to be somewhat in line with what Apple offers via Apple News+. However, subscription to Apple News+ seems to be a little expensive i.e. around $9.99. The service of “Firefox Ad-free Internet” seems to be a direct competitor to Apple News+, which was launched in March of 2019 and had got immense response of over 2,00,000 subscriptions in the first 48 hrs.
No matter how you find an article, Mozilla’s ad-free experience shall be there. Be it content on blog or on apps like Twitter and Reddit or be it desktop or mobile, it shall simply work. Of course, one does not have extra time to spend every morning tackling the ads popping up every time.
The features do not end here, when you are reading an article and you are interrupted , Mozilla helps you automatically pick up from where you had left reading your article. Amazingly, if you have resumed reading on laptop you can start re-reading on the mobile phone from where you left.