A ‘Premium’ version of Firefox will be available soon

A paid version of Firefox could be available in the future, on a US$4.99-a-month subscription basis. Photo: Relaxnews

The Mozilla Foundation has unveiled more information about its plans for a paid-subscription version of Firefox, via a dedicated web page. This Premium version will be made available at a monthly cost of US$4.99, for an enhanced user experience.

The idea was for Mozilla to offer an ad-free version of partner news sites by paying out a portion of the revenue from the subscription. Members will also benefit from other advantages such as access to the audio version of some articles and machine recommendations. Users will also be able to save articles for later in the manner of reading list management service Pocket, which Mozilla bought out back in 2017, and to synchronise that list between various devices to pick up where the reader left off.

Mozilla’s dedicated page specifies that the subscription will cost US$4.99 a month, but did not yet provide a launch date. No word either on whether the service will only be available in the US at launch, or worldwide. The free ‘classic’ version will obviously continue to be made available and maintained. – Relaxnews