Mozilla Firefox to end support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show from April 30

Mozilla Firefox will not work on Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices after 30th April. Firefox browser support will end after 30th April.

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser. Now, Mozilla Firefox has officially announce that support for Amazon Echo Fire TV and the Echo Show device will end after April 30th. This big news comes just over three and a half years after the browser started supporting the Amazon devices. Echo Show device users will receive notifications regarding same in coming days. According to Mozilla Firefox officials, the Amazon Ecosystem users will no longer be able to install or access the Firefox on Fire TV. Additionally, these users will not receive any future security updates for the same. Also, they will also not be able to reinstall the app once it is uninstalled.

No more Firefox on Amazon devices:

The company officials adds that If users have set Mozilla Firefox as their default browser on Echo Show Device, then they will be redirected to Amazon Silk for web browsing. This process of redirection will start from April 30th 2021. According to web browsing platform guidelines, the app will also be removed from the Amazon Appstore. Amazon also releases an update, users will still be able to browse the internet via the Silk browser. To recall, this Silk browser is available on all the Amazon devices like Echo Show and Fire TV Stick. To access the Silk browser users will have to just say “Alexa, open Silk”.

Mozilla Firefox to end support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices
Mozilla Firefox to end support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Meanwhile, Mozilla also releases support for Amazon Fire TV after Google. To recall, Amazon and Google had a tiff in between and all the YouTube content was pull down from all the Amazon Devices. However, in order to access YouTube content on Amazon Echo Show, users can still access it using the Mozilla Firefox web browser. During that time, some of the Amazon services were also not available on Google. Also Read: Amazon is currently working on a wall-mounted Echo device

No YouTube on Echo devices:

Keep in mind, Mozilla was the first company to bring Firefox to Amazon Fire TV devices in December 2017. Later in 2019, Google brought the YouTube app to the Fire TV Devices. Thus, allowing more options to users and less reasons to choose Firefox over YouTube app. To recall, Echo devices are still missing on the YouTube app. This means that the users can still watch YouTube content via the Silk browser after 30th April. To recall, the Firefox Browser first landed on Echo Show devices along with Amazon Silk browser. Both of these apps were introduce on Echo Show 10 in September 2018.

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