Firefox 97.0.1 fixes issues with TikTok and Hulu

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 17, 2022
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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.

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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.

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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.

Now You: did you run into any of the issues mentioned in the release notes?

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  1. Hunter Brandon said on February 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm
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    When is Mozilla going to fix the Print Preview page that they permanently wrecked in FF 97? There used to be a workaround, but they disabled it in this latest version.

  2. ULBoom said on February 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm
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    TikTok is a truly bizarre place, a digital recycle bin. It’s nowhere near as boring as most social media at least.

  3. Tom Hawack said on February 17, 2022 at 11:13 pm
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    TikTok and Hulu : I avoid both
    WebRoot SecureAnywhere antivirus : not installed
    issue that displays the Restore Session screen to users when starting Firefox unexpectedly : never encountered

    No point to update… unless I happen to be welcomed by the Restore Session screen.

    1. Haakon said on February 18, 2022 at 6:05 am
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      @ Tom Hawack “Hulu : I avoid”

      Why? I otherwise have no issues for account management in Firefox on my Win10 desktop but don’t watch stuff therein, full screen or P-in-P, my study desk and office chair not conducive to comfort…

      The Hulu apps on my Roku QLED-VA TV and 10″ Galaxy Tablet are fine.

      You referring to the of movies, shows, etc? That’s choice. No?

      1. Tom Hawack said on February 18, 2022 at 10:57 am
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        @ Haakon,

        To have a rational reason to advance as to why I “avoid” I would have had to test, experiment. This is not the case. The reason is basically subjective but also tied to personal tastes.
        Subjective in that I dislike “big places”, worshiped fashion areas considered as references for what their concern is.

        Personal in that the media environment is already so rich of TV programs, series, movies, music and you name it that I just cannot conceive why I’d go register and pay moreover for extras. Like if I was at a gigantic table full of goodies : I wouldn’t grab the phone and call for a pizza.

        My approach — but this is so personal — has always been to take the opposite path of masses (in no way with arrogance but by curiosity) and start hunting for hidden gems… enjoy meanwhile what I presently embrace : carpe diem.

        So you see, no discrimination in my avoidance, even if the word is ambiguous. Maybe I should have rather written “not interested”, which would have been closer to my truth.

      2. Howard Mark said on February 20, 2022 at 3:14 am
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        “start hunting for hidden gems”

        Basically, Tom is a pirate. Easy.
        Why need some words like “hunting hidden gem” if you can say “i don’t use Hulu because i’m pirating something”?

      3. Tom Hawack said on February 20, 2022 at 9:32 am
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        @Howard Mark,

        Why need some words like “hunting hidden gem” if I can say “i don’t use Hulu because i’m pirating something”? Because it’s closer to reality than your interpretation! Unless to consider that treasure hunting means treasure pirating. Interpretation is reserved to translators and psychoanalysts, I doubt, given your conclusion, you be either, comrade :=)

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