Native Chromecast support has arrived in the latest stable release of Firefox for Android.
Mozilla say the feature will allows Firefox fans to “send supported videos straight from the Web pages you visit in Firefox for Android to streaming-enabled TVs via connected devices like Roku and Chromecast.”
Firefox Chromecast support first featured in development builds of the open-source mobile web browser back in August.
With the release of Firefox 33 this feature is now available to all.
How to Use Firefox’s Chromecast Feature
Mozilla’s implementation of this feature does not support all content types. For shunting web pages, photos or other content you’ll need to use Google Chrome, a desktop browser or a specific Cast-enabled app.
But for viewing .mp4 and .webm videos, Firefox works just fine.
- Open Firefox for Android
- Browse to an online video in a format supported by Chromecast (e.g., MP4 or WebM)
- Tap ‘Cast’ icon in the URL bar/player control bar
- Select your Chromecast from list
- Playback will start
You can pause and stop videos from your Android device using a control strip placed at the bottom of the screen.
Get Firefox for Android
Firefox for Android is a free download available direct from Google Play.