When are you going to offer an ad free version?

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Sean Hartwell

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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In a sense, IMDb already offers an ad free version, IMDb Pro. However, at at $149.99 per year or $19.99 per month this is probably more than you would like to pay.

For IMDb to consider your idea, there needs to be sufficient demand. They need to consider the cost of implementing the idea, what they will need to charge per user and what it would take to support an alternate way of viewing IMDb. The user also probably needs to consider whether they wish to see ads for major films, such as The Force Awakens.

I recommend that your thoughtfully promote this idea with family, friends and associates; and ask them to click the Like button on this page. You may also wish to carefully promote the idea via social media. You may notice that there are social media buttons on this page.

Note: I am a long time user of IMDb, not a staff member.
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Yann

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Dan,
Just to clarify. Purchasing an IMDbPro subscription =will not= remove ads from any IMDb property (apps, mobile web, or the main website). It will give you access to the Pro website, which is itself ad-free.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Yann,

Thanks for adding the clarification. I am aware of this, but failed to mention this.
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Ankush Narula

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I use the IMDB app heavily -for non-commercial purposes and would be willing to pay $2 per month to remove the ads. I never click on ads and would prefer paying for an ad free service. I'm willing to bet that $2/month is much higher than the ad based ARPU.

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