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Strict Privacy settings for Firefox for FireTV stick

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I have an Amazon FireTV stick (which runs on Android). I want to be able to set strict Privacy settings. How do I set the following:

Search Engine to DuckDuckGo. Always use private browsing mode. Use tracking protection always. send the Do Not Track signal. block Location sensor. warn when web sites try to install add-ons. opt out of all Firefox Data Collection. block deceptive content and dangerous software. manually install an Add-On.

If the answer is "I can't", then please help me understand the Firefox for Amazon FireTV stick software.

  • Who is the author? Is it Amazon, the Mozilla community, Google, some other group or company?
  • Is the branch of code unique, meaning is there a Firefox codebase exclusively for Amazon FireTV stick?
  • Is there a way to install a full version of Firefox on the Amazon FireTV stick?

Please be transparent. Thanx, Matt

I have an Amazon FireTV stick (which runs on Android). I want to be able to set strict Privacy settings. How do I set the following: Search Engine to DuckDuckGo. Always use private browsing mode. Use tracking protection always. send the Do Not Track signal. block Location sensor. warn when web sites try to install add-ons. opt out of all Firefox Data Collection. block deceptive content and dangerous software. manually install an Add-On. If the answer is "I can't", then please help me understand the Firefox for Amazon FireTV stick software. * Who is the author? Is it Amazon, the Mozilla community, Google, some other group or company? * Is the branch of code unique, meaning is there a Firefox codebase exclusively for Amazon FireTV stick? * Is there a way to install a full version of Firefox on the Amazon FireTV stick? Please be transparent. Thanx, Matt

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Hi Matt5

Thank you for your detailled question, I will do my best to help.

Currently, you cannot change the default search engine, however, you can set your choice of search engine as a pinned site on the home sceen. Making sure there is a space free on the homescreen, visit the site, press the three line button on the remote, and select the pin icon at the top of the screen.

If you have "Turbo Mode" enabled, you have the tracking protection feature turned on (we call it Turbo Mode as it makes pages load faster!). Firefox for Fire TV does not have an add-on feature at he present time, and you can turn off telemetry by selecting the cogwheel icon on the home screen and delecting the "Send usage data" option.

Other featires that you have mentioned are not currentl a feature, but may be included in a future update.

The author of the software is Mozilla. The software is designed to run on Android TV devices, but we curently make it available through the Amazon app store. For transparanecy, you can download and see the code at https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv.

It is not possible to install the desktop version of Firefox on a Fire TV stick as that is designed for Linux, Windows and Mac. I have not tried to install a different Android app on the Fire TV as it uses the Android TV whch is different to the platform used by phones and tablets.

I hope I have been able to answer your questions, please let me know if I can help further (if you wish, contact me directly by selecting my name to the left of this post and choosing the private message option).

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Hi Matt5

Thank you for your detailled question, I will do my best to help.

Currently, you cannot change the default search engine, however, you can set your choice of search engine as a pinned site on the home sceen. Making sure there is a space free on the homescreen, visit the site, press the three line button on the remote, and select the pin icon at the top of the screen.

If you have "Turbo Mode" enabled, you have the tracking protection feature turned on (we call it Turbo Mode as it makes pages load faster!). Firefox for Fire TV does not have an add-on feature at he present time, and you can turn off telemetry by selecting the cogwheel icon on the home screen and delecting the "Send usage data" option.

Other featires that you have mentioned are not currentl a feature, but may be included in a future update.

The author of the software is Mozilla. The software is designed to run on Android TV devices, but we curently make it available through the Amazon app store. For transparanecy, you can download and see the code at https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv.

It is not possible to install the desktop version of Firefox on a Fire TV stick as that is designed for Linux, Windows and Mac. I have not tried to install a different Android app on the Fire TV as it uses the Android TV whch is different to the platform used by phones and tablets.

I hope I have been able to answer your questions, please let me know if I can help further (if you wish, contact me directly by selecting my name to the left of this post and choosing the private message option).

Hi Matt5 Thank you for your detailled question, I will do my best to help. Currently, you cannot change the default search engine, however, you can set your choice of search engine as a pinned site on the home sceen. Making sure there is a space free on the homescreen, visit the site, press the three line button on the remote, and select the pin icon at the top of the screen. If you have "Turbo Mode" enabled, you have the tracking protection feature turned on (we call it Turbo Mode as it makes pages load faster!). Firefox for Fire TV does not have an add-on feature at he present time, and you can turn off telemetry by selecting the cogwheel icon on the home screen and delecting the "Send usage data" option. Other featires that you have mentioned are not currentl a feature, but may be included in a future update. The author of the software is Mozilla. The software is designed to run on Android TV devices, but we curently make it available through the Amazon app store. For transparanecy, you can download and see the code at [https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv]. It is not possible to install the desktop version of Firefox on a Fire TV stick as that is designed for Linux, Windows and Mac. I have not tried to install a different Android app on the Fire TV as it uses the Android TV whch is different to the platform used by phones and tablets. I hope I have been able to answer your questions, please let me know if I can help further (if you wish, contact me directly by selecting my name to the left of this post and choosing the private message option).

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Many thanx to Seburo. This fully answers my questions.

Many thanx to Seburo. This fully answers my questions.