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Firefox Beta on Android can't access local site

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Hi there. I have Firefox on Mac, iPad and my Android phone. I've just set up a Raspberry Pi streamer which I access with a saved favourite, the address is http://xxxxxxxx.local I can get to it with no problem from my Mac and iPad but not at all from my phone. I've tried typing it in manually, resetting the phone... when I tap on the address bar it usually reveals the address as http://www.xxxxxxx.local/ - so it's inserted the www, which maybe contributing to this but I can't seem to stop it doing that.

Any suggestions gratefully received!

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Hi Jon

Thank you for your support of Firefox and for helping test Firefox Preview.

Firefo Preview does not yet have the ability to do as you describe, but this is something that may be looked at in a future update.

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Many thanks for you reply - I'm not using Firefox Preview, I'm using Firefox Beta, have done for years. Are you telling me it won't access .local sites at all? Will any other Firefox browser do it from my phone?

Thanks again.

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Hi

Looking at the information that you supplied with you question, you are using the Beta build of Firefox Preview.

Firefo Preview does not yet have the ability to do as you describe, but this is something that may be looked at in a future update.

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Hi, thanks again, but just to be clear - when I go into settings and click on about it says "Firefox Browser", no mention of the word "Preview" anywhere. It says 75.0.0-beta.6 etc etc...

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Past advice related to that diagnostic result was as follows:

(1) Next Gen Storage Setting

This setting is normally false (off) but in case it somehow got turned on, see the steps in the following article: Some pages or page elements fail to load after updating to Firefox 70.

If that doesn't fix it (after a restart, perhaps):

(2) Have Firefox Generate New Storage Folders

This will cause loss of some data saved locally by websites and add-ons.

Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using either

   "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
   (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
   type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter 

In the first table on the page, on the Profile Folder row, click the "Open Folder" button. This should launch a new window listing various files and folders in Windows/File Explorer.

Leaving that window open, switch back to Firefox and Exit, either:

   "3-bar" menu button > Exit
   (menu bar) File > Exit 

Pause briefly while Firefox finishes its cleanup, then right-click the storage folder and Rename to something like storageOLD -- the purpose of renaming instead of deleting is the possibility of reinstating the old folder or mining it for essential data.

Start Firefox back up again. Do sites work?

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