Amazon on Thursday rolled out Mozilla Firefox and Amazon Silk browsers on all Amazon Fire TV devices in over 100 countries and territories.
With this, customers can now access the World Wide Web (www) including popular sites as well as local and international news sites, video sharing services, cloud photo sites and other social news, sports and entertainment content.
“With full web browsers on Fire TV, our customers’ entertainment and information options are greatly expanded. We want to make it easy for customers to access the Web from the comfort of their couch. We’re excited to bring web browsing to customers on every Fire TV device in every country where they’re sold,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV and Appstore.
Mozilla Firefox, Sr. Vice President, Mark Mayo said, “Bringing Firefox to Fire TV is an exciting new way to reach our users and serve up more of the full web to everyone. Firefox has always been about bringing the web directly to people no matter what device they’re using. Starting today, we will be able to expand the already great Fire TV experience by enabling viewers to surface a multitude of web content including videos through Firefox.”
With Fire TV, customers already have access to more than 500,000 movies and TV shows.
(Written with inputs from IANS)