YouTube stops 360° on Firefox.

As mentioned on Facebook, having played with YouTube 360° videos for a month, YouTube is now reporting that they are not supported on Firefox. Instead it displays the raw file, which without 360° rendering appears horribly distorted.

360° video not being supported is demonstratably false. Below is an embedded YouTube 360° video. Viewing it embedded in my blog page, it displays perfectly. However, if you click through to YouTube using the YouTube icon on the video, you will be told “360° video playback is not supported on this browser.”

What’s wrong, Google/YouTube? Not enough people using Chrome?

Update: A couple of weeks later,  360° functionality was restored for Firefox. No fanfare, no explanation.

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