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Mozilla pushes Firefox Preview 5.0 with Picture-in-Picture support

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Mozilla has released version 5.0 of its Firefox Preview browser, the update comes with a range of new improvements according to the release notes on GitHub. The new update brings support for five new add-ons which we previously wrote about, it introduces support for Progressive Web Apps, adds support for Picture-in-Picture, adds media improvements, supports full screen on devices with notches and cut-outs, and generally improves performance and fixes bugs.

The five new add-ons that are supported in the update include NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Dark Reader, and Search by Image. They join uBlock Origin, which was the first add-on introduced to the nascent browser. Mozilla will no doubt expand the selection of add-ons in upcoming releases but this selection helps deliver on Firefox’s goals of being a privacy-friendly browser.

Picture-in-Picture is a feature which launched in the desktop version of Firefox several versions ago, the simple feature allows you to pop-out video content so that you can continue watching as you continue to browse around the web. The developers have also fixed a media playback bug which caused the app to crash when returning to a fullscreen YouTube video from the home screen.

The new update was published to GitHub earlier today. According to Google Play, Firefox Preview 4.3.0 is still the latest version available to end-users. If you’ve already got the app installed, be on the lookout for the new update being offered.

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