Mozilla’s Firefox net browser will no extended be an possibility for users on Amazon’s Fire Tv set or Echo Show products.
Starting off April 30, all Firefox assistance will prevent on the Amazon products (h/t Engadget). That implies no updates and no new buyers or downloads. If you’re one of the influenced end users you can continue to keep observing on Firefox unsupported, but if you delete the application you would not be able to get it again.
For those who have Firefox set as the default browser on their Echo Demonstrate units (which is an Alexa-driven AI assistant speaker with a display) you’ll be routinely redirected to Amazon Silk, Amazon’s individual internet browser. In the U.S., Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari dominate browser options across all sorts of products. On Fire Television set, the only browser choices have always been possibly Firefox or Silk.
The Firefox app has prolonged been utilized as a workaround to obtain YouTube on gadgets exactly where it really is not supported, as Engadget spelled out, in particular right after Fire Tv set taken out the YouTube app in 2017. The Google-owned online video streamer is back on Fireplace Television set now, but not on the Echo Show. That’s exactly where the Silk browser arrives in. But Amazon did include the video clip conferencing app Zoom to the Demonstrate on Monday, so there is certainly that.
Still, by the finish of April if you want to surf the web on your Amazon products, Mozilla suggests inquiring Alexa to “open Silk.”