Firefox 97.0.1 fixes issues with TikTok and Hulu
Mozilla released Firefox 97.0.1 to the Stable channel on February 17, 2022. The new version of the open source web browser fixes issues that affect services such as TikTok and Hulu.
Firefox 97.0.1 is already available and should be installed on most user devices automatically over the coming days. Firefox users who want the update right now can run a manual check for updates to install it.
All that it takes for that is to select Menu > Help > About Firefox to do so. The page that opens displays the installed version and runs a check for updates. The update should be picked up at this point and installed automatically.
Firefox 97.0.1 is a bug fix release only. It does not add new features to the web browser nor does it address security issues.
The official release notes list four issues that Mozilla has fixed in the new version:
- Addresses an issue with the video service TikTok that prevented videos to play on the service's website if they were started from a user profile. The new version addresses the issue that was a SHIP regression according to Mozilla's bug listing.
- Fixes an issue that prevented Firefox's Picture-in-Picture mode from working on Hulu. Picture-in-Picture moves videos from the current webpage to an overlay that can be moved around freely and stays visible even if the user does something else in the browser, e.g. switches to other tabs.
- Addresses a compatibility issue with the security software WebRoot SecureAnywhere antivirus, which, "in some situations" caused Firefox to become unusable.
- Fixes an issue that displays the Restore Session screen to users when starting Firefox unexpectedly. Restore Session is usually displayed after Firefox crashes.
Mozilla released Firefox 97.0 Stable on February 8, 2022. Firefox 97.0.1 is the first update for that release. The next version of Firefox, Firefox 98, is expected to be released on March 8, 2022.
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