Mozilla’s Firefox 66 update blocks audio by default
Mozilla has officially released Firefox 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
In this update, Firefox can now automatically detect and block distracting auto-playing video and audio, according to a Firefox release note. In a blog post, Mozilla says: “To enable auto-play on your favorite websites, add them to your permissions list by visiting the control center — which can be found by clicking the lowercase ‘i’ with a circle in the address bar. From there go to Permissions and select ‘allow’ in the drop down to automatically play media with sound.”
“If your weekend plans involve catching up on your favourite TV series, you’ll want to make it interruption-free. To play the videos continuously, hit play and all subsequent videos will play automatically, just as the site intended. This will apply to all streaming sites including Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. To continue to auto-play from the first video, you should add those sites to your permissions list,” Mozilla wrote in their blog post.