Firefox OS 2.5 will Power New Panasonic UHD TVs

Panasonic recently announced that Firefox OS 2.5 will power the new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, the first LED LCD TVs in the world with Ultra HD Premium specification, unveiled today at CES 2016.

Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally, enabling consumers to find their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content quickly and pin content and apps to their TV’s home screen.

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Mozilla and Panasonic have been collaborating since 2014 to provide consumers with intuitive, optimized user experiences and allow them to enjoy the benefits of the open Web platform. Firefox OS is the first truly open platform built entirely on Web technologies that delivers more choice and control to users, developers and hardware manufacturers.

What’s New in Firefox OS For TVs

Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS already have intuitive and customizable home screens that allow consumers to access their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content through the TV home screen. You start off with three choices of “quick access” to Live TV, Apps and Devices – and you can also pin any app or content you like to your TV home screen.

The newest version of Firefox OS (2.5) is currently available to partners and developers and adds some exciting new features. This update will be made available to Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs powered by Firefox OS later this year.

This update will include a new way to discover Web apps and save them to your TV. Several major apps such as Vimeo, iHeartRadio, Atari, AOL, Giphy and Hubii are excited to work with Mozilla to provide TV optimized Web apps.

This update will also enable Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs powered by Firefox OS with features that sync Firefox across platforms for a seamless experience across devices, including a “send to TV” feature to easily share Web content from Firefox for Android to a Firefox OS powered TV.

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