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No casting option on Firefox yet!

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Its 2020 man!

Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have that feature. I usually stream a lot of content and this feature, for me, is indispensable.

Furthermore, I am not asking for any workaround or extensions. There should be a native casting feature on Mozilla Firefox too just like other browsers.

Regards, VIVEK

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Hi Vivek

For the past few years Firefox has had the ability to cast a tab from desktop or mobile to Firefox on the Amazon Fire TV stick. I have used it myself and it is really good.

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But I would be really happy to know as to how to do that. I cannot find any appropriate option to do that.

Please help me out.

Thank You.

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Eagerly waiting for a response. How do I enable casting feature in Mozilla Firefox?

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I have the same perplexity... This browser has unexeptable missings for 2020! I think I will just go back to Chrome.

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Hey! Hey! Hey! Hang on..

You need not to switch to chrome for very obvious reasons. In fact, people who switch to Mozilla Firefox are the users who actually are concerned with their security and privacy to avoid giving total control of your data to big corps like Google, who through their dubious privacy policies might sell you data to third party for allegedly "improving user experience".

Now before making a switch back to chrome. You might need to consider few things. First, casting is a very small functionality that is not generally used on a daily basis. However, I am not denying that it shouldn't be there. It should be there for sure. However, that is not a solid reason for making a switch.

In my opinion, the GUI rendering of this browser is unmatched by any other browser out there. Texts on the websites are so crisp on Firefox. That's clearly an edge over other browsers.

Anyway, that's a long list of appreciation, which I don't intend to do it here.

But please consider once again before switching.

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Hi

To send a tab to Firefox for Amazon Fire TV, sign into your Firefox Account on the Fire TV device in Firefox. Then (when using Firefox on a laptop or mobile phone signed into the same account) use the send tab to device options from the address bar to send the tab you are viewing to Firefox for Amazon Fire TV.

I hope that this helps.

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That's sharing a tab, which I am not talking about. I am talking about normally casting videos to Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K using Firefox. Like using chrome, while watching videos, there is an icon "cast" that appears on YouTube player.

Similarly, Microsoft Edge Chromium uses (borrows) Google's Chrome cast feature.

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The process I was describing is how you share content (videos or web pages) from another copy of Firefox to Firefox for the Amazon Fire TV.

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And that was not what I was asking in the first place. You should consider original post once again to understand it more clearly. And, please don't convince me with workarounds. A core feature is a core feature and it can only be replaced by two things: a new standard and a better technology.

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Okay.

I am explaining how you can cast from your desktop or mobile copy of Firefox to Firefox for Amazon Fire TV.

Looking at your initial question I am not sure what else we can recommend.

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It's okay. I appreciate your efforts anyway.

But we do have to concede that this option is yet unavailable for Mozilla Firefox at a point in time when it is very common in market. Developers must think about this.

Albeit, the browser's awesomeness doesn't diminishes at all.

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

You can also file a bug report or feature request for Firefox and other Mozilla products. See File a bug report or feature request for Mozilla products for details.

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