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.
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.
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.