Mozilla Firefox 71.0 Released with Native MP3 Decoding

December 4, 2019

Mozilla Firefox released the latest stable 71.0 a day ago. Here’s what’s new and how to install it in Ubuntu.

Firefox 71.0 release highlights:

  • Lockwise (integrated password manager) improvements.
  • More information about blocked trackers
  • Picture-in-Picture video support for Windows. Pop video into a separate small window and always on top.
  • Native MP3 decoding for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
  • Various security fixes and more.

Download / Install Firefox in Ubuntu:

You’ll be able to upgrade the pre-installed Firefox to the latest 71.0 release in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10, through the Software Updater in 2 or 3 days (check the building page).

Or install the Firefox 71 Snap package (runs in sandbox) simply from Ubuntu Software. It can be installed alongside pre-installed Firefox.

Also the official non-install Linux package (run the executable from the tarball) as well as Firefox 71.0 release note are available at the link below:

Firefox 71 Release Note & Download

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