Pornhub Premium vies to make Pornhub the ‘Netflix of porn’

7 Aug 2015

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Pornhub, arguably the largest porn site on the internet, has announced that it is to introduce Pornhub Premium, a new, on-demand streaming service.

Pornhub Premium, which will cost US$9.99 per month, will be ad-free, feature faster playback and higher streaming quality, and boast exclusive HD adult content (1080p resolution) across an array of special interests.

“We’re looking to take the crown as the ‘Netflix of porn,’ and with the colossal amount of content we’ll be providing – and adding tons more daily – we’re confident our fan base will totally embrace this product and reinforce our position as the top provider of on-demand adult video,” said Pornhub vice president Corey Price in a statement.

In addition to the above-mentioned features, Pornhub Premium will incorporate virtual reality (VR) integration from the beginning of 2016. VR support will only stretch to Oculus Rift at first, though other providers are on the horizon.

Pornhub Premium will be available on tablet, mobile and desktop, and the company is reportedly working on dedicated Android and Roku apps.

Pornhub is offering a free seven-day trial of the premium service, and those who do sign up are free to unsubscribe at any time.

One has to wonder, though, whether Pornhub Premium could possibly succeed. Netflix was challenged only by other streaming sites and the handful of people who torrent content, but Pornhub Premium is fighting an uphill battle in a sphere where porn is ubiquitous and free.

Will faster playback and higher quality be enough to make people actually pay for their porn? That remains to be seen.

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Kirsty Tobin served as Careers Editor at Siliconrepublic.com up to August 2017

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