All benefits of Duolingo Plus
Hello, Recently, I have been considering getting Duolingo Plus because it removes advertisements and personally, I like Duolingo. But, I was just wondering what all of the benefits of having ‘Plus’ are.
Thank you, Carter Davis
If like me you don't use the mobile apps, I think that is the only benefit.
The only other thing I think non-mobile app users get is something next to their name on their profile page and when posting in the discussions, showing they have "PLUS". This is a new thing and I've not seen it anywhere yet. Depending on what this looks like and whether there's an option to disable it, I don't know if I even want this. So this could potentially be a negative.
I think there might be some actual useful benefits to having Plus if you use the mobile apps. For me, most of the time I don't even notice the advertisements when using the website anyway. I'd be interested to know too if there're any real benefits for web users. ^^
The 12 month subscription is usually $6.67/month, which is about $80 (£60).
Currently there's a "New Year's save 40%" offer for the 12 month subscription, but this is still $5.99/month, which is $71.88 (£53.75).
Yes, I know this doesn't make sense. Duo is being rather sneaky with how it labels this as "save 40%"...
What they've done is taken the "1 month" subscription price of $9.99 and multiplied this by twelve months to get $119.88, then used this to say there's a 40% saving going on... (This isn't incorrect, but the way they've presented it doesn't seem a cool thing to do in my opinion.)
So I wouldn't necessarily rush into the 12 month subscription under the pressure to get the attractive sounding "save 40%" offer before it's gone, because it's really only a ~10% saving off the usual 12 month subscription price. ^^;
I think Plus subscription is more for people who wish to give financial support to Duolingo, rather than to really gain anything in return.
But I don't know how much Duo makes from showing me advertisements already though... Even if I have the intention to give financial support, I can't tell how much benefit to Duo there is between me paying them directly or me just keeping the ads! If there's not all that much difference either way, and since I don't really even notice the ads, then where would be the logic in me paying out £60 a year for Plus? xD
And do you use it personally? Tried it?
The offline function only works partly; it is not a real standalone mode. e.g No strengthen exercises can be done.
I would have been allowed to download 3+2 or 2+3 skills on the Android app, which I have not complete, or where 2 or 3 were locked / grey.
Currently it is n o t a complete 100% offline mode.
Not to mention all the bugs with app upgrades, lesson/skill re-downloads and missing "one global download button".
Check out all IOS Troubleshooting threads from TheDeeplyBroken (broken sound, app updates, re-downloads per skill, etc.).