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 […]

Firefox OS Matchstick dongle announces Flint, TV partners

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style streaming stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has announced the launch of an open video-streaming platform called Flint and agreed partnerships with Phillips and TCL.  Phillips and TCL will distribute Flint-enabled products including TVs, monitors, and set-top boxes, with the service designed to offer interactive streaming and screen-to-screen experiences, including two-way interactivity […]

Mozilla launches Chromecast rival Matchstick

Mozilla has thrown its hat into the increasingly competitive streaming video dongle ring by endorsing the launch of a Firefox OS-based Chromecast rival, the Matchstick, priced competitively at US$25 (€32). Following Microsoft’s unveiling of its own Chromecast-like mirroring device, the Wireless Display Adapter a week ago, Mozilla has introduced the Matchstick HDMI dongle, which will […]