Starting in a couple weeks, we’re bringing Classes back into a single-tier version of Nebula, and keeping the price at $5 per month. This sounds simple, but there are a couple of reasons why it isn’t, and why it’ll take us a few weeks to get it moved over.
First, not everyone is on the same plan. Some folks come in direct with no creator code. Some come in via a specific creator to get the discount that creator offers. Some have upgraded from the Curiosity Stream bundle. Others are on legacy pricing. Still others are on various flavors of discount for Classes-tier pricing. Second, all of these users are scattered across web, iOS, Android, and bundle payment systems. Re-consolidating in a fair way requires some code changes and some artful application of policy. What does this mean for you?
- If you’re on an existing monthly or annual base plan, you’ll get Nebula Classes included.
- If you’re paying more than the new pricing for monthly or annual plans, we’ll automatically move you to a lower plan.
- If you’re a Curiosity Stream bundle user, you’ll be given an opportunity to upgrade to Nebula with Classes for $1 per month or $10 per year.
- If you’re on an annual Classes plan over $100, you’ll be given a lifetime subscription to Nebula. You’ll never have to pay us again.
The product team has a little QA testing work to do before this is ready to roll out, but we’re aiming for the end of November. Current pricing levels will exist until then out of necessity.
As for Classes themselves, they are definitely not going away. We love Classes, the creators love making them, and we can see that the audience loves watching them. Videos, podcasts, Classes, newsletters. Originals, Plus, Nebula First. Classes are a key part of our exclusive offering, and we wouldn’t trade them for the world. We just want to make it easier for everyone to watch them, and easier for our audience to understand what they’re paying for.