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Thu, 21 Dec 2017

Amazon Adds Firefox and Silk Browsers to Fire TV

Amazon has added Firefox and Silk browsers to its Fire TV service so that customer can browse the internet on their TV.

Fire TV customers already had access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes, and tens of thousands of apps, channels and Alexa skills. Now with the two browsers, customers can also access the internet including popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Reddit, as well as local and international news sites, video sharing services, cloud photo sites, and other social news, sports, and entertainment content.

Amazon has added Firefox and Silk browsers to its Fire TV service so that customer can browse the internet on their TV. Click to enlarge.

“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,” said Marc Whitten, vice president, Amazon Fire TV and Appstore. “We’re excited to bring web browsing to customers on every Fire TV device in every country where they’re sold.”

The Firefox and Silk browsers are now available on every Fire TV device available in more than 100 countries and territories.

“Bringing Firefox to Fire TV is an exciting new way to reach our users and serve up more of the full web to everyone,” said Mark Mayo, Sr. Vice President of Firefox. “Firefox has always been about bringing the web directly to people no matter what device they’re using. We have expanded the already great Fire TV experience by enabling viewers to surf a multitude of web content -- including videos - through Firefox.”

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