Firefox 38 brings UI tweaks on Android and support for playing protected video content on the desktop

Firefox 38 brings UI tweaks on Android and support for playing protected video content on the desktop ...

Mozilla has released the latest stable version of its desktop and mobile Firefox browsers today, bringing support for playing back DRM-protected content from sites like Netflix and a few minor tweaks to the interface on mobile.

Explained today in a blog post, Firefox on the desktop now includes the Adobe Content Decryption Module (CDM) to allow protected content to be played back if it has been placed inside the HTML 5 Video tag.

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As Firefox is open-source, there will be some users who aren’t very pleased with the introduction of a proprietary DRM technology. Mozilla has anticipated this, however, and is offering the browser sans CDM support for anyone who won’t need it to stream content from BBC iPlayer, Netflix or a range of other services.

Other new features in Firefox 38 include support for the Ruby HTML 5 markup, which is used to help show the pronunciation of words in Chinese and Japanese and a couple of tweaks aimed at making developer’s lives easier.

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On mobile, the Android version of Firefox now also includes support for Ruby markup and offers a few tweaked screens and interfaces – there’s a new ‘Welcome screen,’ Reader View controls and a new Synced Tabs panel layout on tablets.

Firefox | Android [Via VentureBeat]

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