You don’t need a subscription to use an Eero router, but having one gives you access to things such as parental controls and network usage information. Unfortunately, though, if you were looking to pay for Eero’s $30 a year Secure tier—or if you were currently paying it—you’re out of luck.
Eero announced that it would be taking away the Eero Secure plan not too long ago, and today, users began getting notifications that they would be moved to the more expensive Eero Plus plan (formerly Eero Secure Plus).
That’s the only option you have now as far as subscriptions go, and it’s roughly three times as expensive — this one costs $10 a month, or $100 a year if you choose yearly billing instead. The previous plan was $3 a month, or $30 a year. And it was pretty good given that it gave you access to the basics, such as ad-blocking and activity insights.
The advantages the more expensive plan gave you were pretty much just Dynamic DNS and subscriptions to 1Password, Encrypt.me, and Malwarebytes. If you didn’t care about any of those four things, you could get away with paying much less. Now, though, you’ll be forced to move to it, even if you’re currently paying the standard plan.
Suddenly making people on a $3 plan start paying $10 might be a little extreme, but it will be your only option if you want to keep those premium Eero features.
Source: The Verge