Firefox 47.0 Is Ready For Release

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 6 June 2016 at 03:47 PM EDT. 29 Comments
The final expected binaries of Firefox 47.0 are now available ahead of the expected official debut tomorrow.

Firefox 47.0 now supports embedded YouTube videos with HTML5 vieo even if Flash is not installed, the Firefox User Extension Library was removed, ChaCha20/Poly1305 ciphers were added, various HTML5 WebCrypto additions, and other improvements. Firefox 47.0 also now supports Google's Widevine CDM, but unfortunately that's just for Windows and OS X right now.

Firefox 47 also has many changes pertaining to web developers as outlined at

If you are excited to grab Firefox 47.0 for some last minute testing ahead of the official Mozilla announcement, you can grab the packages via FTP.
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