Firefox 49 for Linux gains plugin-free support for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Another plugin bites the dust. The Windows and macOS versions of Firefox have supported the Widevine video protocol for a little while now, and the upcoming Firefox 49 for Linux gets the same treatment. What this means is that streaming video services that use the Google-owned protocol — including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video — can be watched without the need for plugins. The Linux version of Firefox 49 is due for a proper release in September, although preview versions are currently available for those who want to try it out. With Widevine being free for anyone to use, Firefox’s… [Continue Reading]


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