Firefox Reality update supports 360 videos and 7 additional languages

2018-11-30 14:00 1109

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefox Reality 1.1, developed by Mozilla, is now available for download in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. This release includes some major new features, including localization to seven new languages, including voice search support, a new dedicated theater viewing mode, bookmarks, 360 video support, and significant improvements to the performance and quality of the user interface.

Firefox Reality update supports 360 videos and 7 additional languages
Firefox Reality update supports 360 videos and 7 additional languages

The Firefox Reality content feed also continues to expand and has added cult director/designer Keiichi Matsuda's video series, including his latest creation, Merger.

Keiichi's work explores how emerging technology will impact our future lives. His earlier video HYPER-REALITY presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media. His new film Merger is about the future of work. Set against the backdrop of AI-run corporations, a woman finds herself caught between virtual and physical reality, human and machine. As she fights for her economic survival, she finds herself immersed in the cult of productivity, in search of the ultimate interface. This short film documents her last 4 minutes on earth.

New Features:

  • Improved theater mode with 360 video playback support
  • Additional localization: Chinese (Mandarin - simplified and traditional), French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
  • Expanded voice search support for new localized languages above
  • Bookmarks
  • Automatic search and domain suggestions in URL bar

Improvements/Bug Fixes:

  • Improved 2D UI performance

Full release notes can be found in the Github repo here.

Looking ahead, Mozilla is exploring content sharing and syncing across browsers (including bookmarks), multiple windows, tab support, as well as continuing to invest in baseline features like performance. Feedback and suggestions are deeply appreciated -- please keep it coming!

Firefox Reality is available right now.

Download for Oculus
(supports Oculus Go)

Download for Daydream
(supports all-in-one devices)

Download for Viveport (Search for "Firefox Reality" in Viveport store)
(supports all-in-one devices running Vive Wave)

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Source: Mozilla Taiwan