Ah I see what you mean. So technically no, you can’t treat subscriptions the same way as direct debits. This is because with direct debits the company collecting the money has to talk to Monzo in advance of the money being collected, letting them know they’re going to collect the money on this day at a set time every month. With subscriptions like Netflix and Spotify, they don’t set up a direct debit so they just go and grab £8 or whatever from your account when they want since they have your card details on file. So each transaction is like a normal one when you’ve been to a shop, and they dont tell your Monzo anything about it in advance.
Monzo does some clever stuff to work out that these are actually recurring transactions and so puts them in your scheduled payments section of the app, and in your committed spend in the summary section of the app (to exclude from your ‘left to spend’ amount), but they cant make them payable from a pot (yet!) as they havn’t got advanced warning of them coming out.
So essentially the options are to trust your ‘left to spend’ amount as what you actually have left rather than actual money in your account, or manually move money out of a subscriptions type pot after it goes out. I think there is some fancy stuff you can do to automate this money moving out afterwards with IFTTT (If this then this, an automation app) but not within the Monzo app itself at the moment.
edit: you removed your post but essentially this is a reply to wanting them to work like direct debits from bill pots!