While Google and Amazon continue to wrangle over the right to stream YouTube videos, Mozilla has silently jumped into the fray and offered its Firefox for Amazon Fire TV, providing users access to Google’s YouTube video service. Amazon has already added its own Silk browser on Fire TV devices last month. And today, Firefox joins Amazon Silk with ‘full web’ browsing and YouTube support.
Amazon confirmed that all Fire TV users will be able to browse the web by using Firefox or Silk browser. The Company said that Firefox for Fire TV is available in more than 100 countries. Marc Whitten, Amazon’s Fire TV and App Store vice president, said,
“We’re excited to bring web browsing to customers on every Fire TV device in every country where we’re sold.”
Once you install Firefox for Amazon Fire TV, you can access leading video websites like YouTube, load any website address, and search for videos to play on Fire TV stick and Fire TV. You can use Fire TV remote or app to play, pause, rewind, and fast-forward videos.
The advent of Firefox and Silk web browsers on Fire TV is an important thing. Not only do they make it easier to browse the web on your television, but you can also use them to access video streaming websites. This means that they will prove handy if Google pulls YouTube from Fire TV at the end of the year. You can download Firefox for Amazon Fire TV for free from the Amazon App Store.
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Amazon has altered the Silk interface for Fire TV to endow users with a true television viewing experience that’s best enjoyed from the couch. You can make use of the built-in microphone on your remote to search the web. Like other web browsers, the Silk homepage comes with a curated selection of popular websites along with your own bookmarked pages for quick access.
Amazon states that its Fire TV devices are the top-selling streaming media players in the U.K., U.S., Japan, and Germany. However, the market for streaming devices is quite competitive, with Amazon combating Google’s Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, to name a few.
Today’s launch comes just a month after Mozilla introduced Firefox Quantum, which it claims to be the biggest update ever. Recently, the Company debuted a Firefox Focus update, providing a quicker way to access most-visited websites. And now, it has finally made its way through Amazon customers.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab Silk and Firefox for Amazon Fire TV now and start enjoying the web browsing experience on a bigger screen.
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