January 29, 2010

YouTube Enabler for mobile Firefox

It's great to be able to watch your favorite videos and other Flash content on a mobile phone, but it can affect the overall performance and interactivity of the browser, as well as network and battery consumption. We're working on an add-on that will give you complete control by letting you enable plugins, like Flash, for only the sites you choose. In the meantime, we've built an add-on that enables video on YouTube, a site that serves content well-optimized for mobile, and is, well, pretty popular. Here's how you get it installed - enjoy!

Step 1: Swipe over to the right sidebar and select Browser Tools (the gear button).


Step 2: Switch to the Add-ons Manager (the puzzle piece), and pan down to the Get Add-ons section


Step 3: Tap on the recommended add-on "YouTube Enabler", press "Add to Firefox" button, and restart Firefox when prompted. (If you don't see it there, just type "YouTube" into the Search Catalog field).


Step 4: Go to YouTube.com and play Flash videos!


But wait, there's more!

You can make your YouTube experience even better by adding a YouTube search button to Firefox.

Step 1: Go to youtube.com, tap on Firefox's site button, and tap the "Add Search" button.


Step 2: From now on, search for your favorite videos on YouTube directly from Firefox! Enter what you're looking for and tap the YouTube Video Search button.


Posted by madhava at January 29, 2010 05:05 PM