The world’s most popular privacy-oriented open-source browser, Mozilla’s Firefox is dropping support for Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices by the end of April, after it was released three and a half year ago.
It was also reported that with the company dropping support for Firefox, users will stop receiving updates and will have to switch to Amazon’s Silk browser. Firefox’s listing will also be pulled down from the Amazon app store at the end of the month.
Mozilla on its end-of-support announcement for Firefox on Amazon’s devices said: “Starting on April 30, 2021, we will no longer support Firefox on Amazon Fire TV or Echo Show. You will no longer be able to install the app on FireTV, receive security updates, or be able to reinstall the app if you uninstall it starting on April 30, 2021. If you have Firefox set as your default browser on Echo Show, you will be redirected to Amazon Silk for web browsing starting April 30, 2021.”
Users who have Firefox browser installed in their system will still be able to access the browser but won’t be able to download it again, if the browser is uninstalled. Meanwhile, new users will mot be able to find the browser on the Amazon app store. Although, you should not use the browser even if you have it installed because after April 30, users will be vulnerable to any future security flaws which will not receive any security fixes, therefore, switching to Amazon’s Silk Browser would be highly recommended