Firefox OS

Matchstick pulls plug on Firefox OS streaming stick

Matchstick has pulled the plug on its Mozilla-endorsed, Firefox OS-based TV streaming dongle ahead of launch, citing problems with DRM development. The Chromecast rival was announced last year with a Kickstarter campaign attracting 17,218 backers to date, who pledged US$470,310 (€428,740) to help get the project off the ground. However, in a post addressed to […]

Panasonic launches first Firefox OS TVs

Panasonic has launched its first Viera smart TVs powered by Mozilla’s Firefox OS in Europe, with a worldwide rollout to follow “in the coming months”.  Panasonic’s 2015 smart TV lineup includes six models powered by Firefox OS – CR850, CR730, CX800, CX750, CX700 and CX680 – though the firm said that models will vary by […]

Firefox to launch Chromecast rival this year

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser, is preparing to launch a Chromecast-style HDMI streaming device later this year.  Confirming the move on its blog, Mozilla said that it is working with hardware manufacturer Abitcool on a streaming stick will allow viewers to “fling content from compatible mobile or web apps to an HDTV.” The […]

Panasonic and Mozilla partner on Firefox OS for smart TVs

Panasonic and Mozilla have partnered to develop and promote Firefox OS – a new open platform for next generation smart TVs that is based on HTML5 and other web technologies. Announcing the partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the firms said that the new OS aims to offer consumers more personalised and […]