Internet browser developers Mozilla has recently been asking around for their new project. Their upcoming work is an upcoming service which could rival Apple’s News+ subscription service. So far, Mozilla’s subscription has been getting some traction since its introduction this year.

As seen on its official page, Mozilla has recently asked its subscribers if they’re interested for a paid news subscription. This service would allow users to support news sites and sources that they like without fear of meeting any ads along the way.

The service is called “Firefox Ad-free Internet” and will cost $4.99 per month which is a cent cheaper than Apple News+ subscription. Mozilla also offers a beta which can be availed after finishing the survey.

This service will support some news sites that have officially partnered with the company much like Apple News+. So far, The Verge, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and Vox are few of the affliated news outfits affliated with Mozilla’s subscription program. The Firefox developers will team up with Scroll, a startup that mostly offers ad-free news.

The Firefox Ad-free Internet’s content will also be curated by its developers as its users will find all sorts of media other than news articles. Audio articles, news recommendations, synced bookmarks, and a dedicated news app will be part of this subscription. All of the subscription’s settings for users can be shared as long as the subscribed Mozilla account is used in any device.

On the other end, the Apple News+ subscription is only available for North America particularly in the US and Canada. Other countries can only have the regular News app and still receive Apple’s latest news updates. However, the Apple News+ subscription is only available for the more recent devices of the company.

Mozilla’s subscription could have the upper hand as it could be available as long as users can access it through a device that can connect to the internet. This new subscription still has to compete with Apple’s News+ subscription which has obtained around 200,000 subscribers in just two days.

For now, we’ll have to wait for Mozilla’s subscription to be officially released.

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Mozilla is working on a voice-activated web browser called Scout. REUTERS/Albert Gea