Tag Archive: Firefox

Firefox Preview 4.0 for Android rolls out with password manager and more

Extension support is still restricted to only uBlock Origin.

What you need to know Mozilla just updated its GeckoView-based Firefox Preview to version 4.0. The new release brings with it features like a password manager, in-app language changing, and a ‘Top Sites’ section. Extension support is, sadly, still restricted to just uBlock Origin at the moment.

Mozilla has been working on a revamped version of its Android browser for nearly a year now. Firefox Preview’s biggest claim  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Firefox Reality browser, the VR future of the internet

New ways to browse.

Anyone who’s browsed the internet in VR understands that new ideas are needed to keep it fresh. Simply moving the 2D windows into our headsets creates something functional, but it’s nowhere near optimal. Mozilla hasn’t been sitting back, creating the likes of WebVR, a browser add-on that transforms it into a VR platform for Gear VR, Daydream, Cardboard, and the PC-based VR systems.

Now, with Firefox Reality, a browser designed from the start  [Read More…]

YouTube TV can now be streamed on Firefox

Still no support for Safari or Edge.

YouTube TV has become one of the top names in the world of live television streaming, and one of the service’s main goals last year was supporting more and more platforms. Keeping that trend alive, YouTube TV is finally adding support for its second desktop web browser.

Since launch, YouTube TV has only been viewable on a computer while using Google Chrome. This sort of made sense considering Google’s ownership  [Read More…]

Firefox now available on Fire TV with support for YouTube

Mozilla comes to the rescue.

At the beginning of December, Google made the announcement that it’d be pulling its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV devices on January 1, 2018. Google’s reason for this was due to Amazon not selling products like Chromecast and Google Home, and while Amazon’s since started selling the former of those two things, Google’s yet to revoke the YouTube ban.

Assuming Google does follow through and remove YouTube from Fire TV, Mozilla  [Read More…]

Allo for web gains support for Firefox, Opera, and iOS app

All for web is ditching its exclusivity to Chrome and Android by expanding to Firefox, Opera, and its iOS app.

After nearly a year of patiently waiting, Google released a web-based desktop client for Allo in August in the form of “Allo for web.” Allo for web was only supported on Google Chrome upon its release, but today, the service can now be used with Firefox and Opera web browsers.

The announcement came from Amit Fulay (Head of Product  [Read More…]

You can now try Firefox OS 2.5 on your Android smartphone

Mozilla launched Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview earlier today, and is now offering the operating system as an app on Android. The experimental app replaces several elements of the Android homescreen with Firefox’s web-based offering, and even comes with a set of system apps for phone calls, messages, emails, and even an app store. Think of it as a launcher with a set of bundled apps.

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Matchstick’s Firefox OS streaming dongle is no more, refunds incoming

There’s some sad news today if you backed the Kickstarter project for Matchstick, a Firefox OS HDMI streaming dongle meant to compete with the Chromecast. The team behind the project, which isn’t affiliated with Mozilla, has provided an update on its Kickstarter page, noting that it has opted to refund backers after it ran into issues implementing DRM into Firefox OS.

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Inside Firefox for Android

Mozilla’s version of an open browser is one of your better options on Android, especially if you are into flexibility and choice.

While there’s a certain appeal to having structured simplicity in a web browser — something that “just works” and doesn’t have option and settings coming at you from every direction — the tradeoff is almost always the sacrifice of choice. You do things the way the app says, with  [Read More…]

Here’s what’s up with the Google Play Store being blocked in Firefox mobile

There’s been a bit of consternation this morning at Hacker News when folks discovered that the Google Play Store was being blocked from the mobile view in the Firefox browser for Android. Switch to the desktop view, however, and everything worked fine.

So … Conspiracy? Not so much.

Firefox for Android grabs an update, brings support for mirroring to Chromecast

Firefox for Android has nabbed an update today, and it brings a whole host of goodies and fixes. The biggest new feature is that Mozilla’s browser now supports mirroring to Chromecast, after initially gaining support for the streaming device back in October.