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April 5th 2023 update: Google have delayed the schedule further, but we still urge users to update their TV Pro application to the latest version, as we plan more extension updates this year, and these may only work with the latest version of the TV application.

At some point in 2023, Google will force all browser extensions for Chrome and Microsoft Edge to use Manifest v3. It has required significant changes to our extension and our application to support this.

In January 2023, we released v17.1.0 of the TV application to support these changes. Shortly after we released v5.6 of our extension (using Manifest v2), which will only run with v17.1.0 or later by default. This is to encourage all users to upgrade to the latest version of the application in preparation for any Manifest v3 extension release we have to make.

Note that for Test and Basic users only the latest version of the application will work with the current version of the extension. But for Pro and CI users, there are some options ...

If you cannot upgrade the TV application for any reason, there are three work-arounds discussed below. But these should be seen as short term fixes, because we may be forced to release a Manifest v3 extension at short notice, requiring a minimum of v17.1.0 of the application.

1. Use the Compatible option in the extension. This will allow any Pro/CI application version from v16.3.0 onwards to work with the extension.

2. Switch to our Firefox extension as this will work with any Pro/CI application version from v16.6.0. Mozilla's plans for Manifest v3 are still being developed, so we currently have no plans to switch to Manifest v3 for Firefox.

3. Both Google and Microsoft allow you to set enterprise-wide policies which prevent extensions from being updated automatically. This could be used to keep the extension at v5.4, and so delay the need to upgrade the application (at least until 2024, when all Chrome and Edge browsers will be forced to use Manifest v3 extensions).