Mozilla is About to Launch a Beta Ad-Free News Subscription Service Test

A new Mozilla ad-free news subscription service beta trial for a “Firefox Ad-free Internet” is about to kick-off, costing only $5 per month…

Mozilla first revealed its experiments with alternative funding models for the internet back in February. One, a competitor to Apple News, has shown substantial progress. Now, the company is set to launch a beta test of its ad-free subscription news service, initially dubbed “Firefox Ad-free Internet.” (At least, this is what it was first called in the original invites.)

Mozilla Ad-Free News Subscription Service Beta Test Launch Set

The new Mozilla ad-free subscription news service works a little differently than others out on the web. The portal is live and it costs subscribers $5 per month, sharing subscribers’ payments with publishers:

“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.”

It’s a bold alternative to competitors like Apple News, which claims tens of millions of monthly subscribers. And, will take some time to know if the offering is something consumers will embrace.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.