Firefox for Fire TV adds Turbo Mode for slightly faster browsing

Firefox for Fire TV has just updated their app to version 1.1. The biggest feature added with the new version is something called Turbo Mode which is supposed to speed up web browsing by blocking third-party trackers. The update also adds support for VoiceView on the Fire TV.

Turbo Mode in Firefox should be on by default, but if it’s not or if you want to turn it off, you can find a toggle for the feature just below the address bar that appears when you press the menu button. With the feature enabled, Firefox’s “tracking protection technology” will prevent some JavaScript from loading that it determines is not necessary to view the page. The idea is that the few things that need to load, the quicker the page will load.

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4 comments
  1. goo says:

    and still after weeks both browsers (silk and firefox) have no exit app button.
    you can only “quit” by going to home screen (browser stays where it is) or press a hundred times back button until it asks you if you want to shutdown the browser.
    dumb developers…

    • OG Charlie says:

      Firefox closes once you hit the back button on their main page. So if you’re using their YouTube link, lines button -> select home on the popup menu from the left -> back button

      Not very intuitive but not that complicated either

    • ruben garcia says:

      Add to that no customer home tabs or download options

  2. shwru980r says:

    Earth to Firefox, the 1990’s called and they want their turbo button back.

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