Matchstick is a KickStarter project which uses Firefox OS’s recently announced Google Cast like capabilities. The device lets you “fling” content from Firefox, Chrome (yes!) or other supporting apps to your TV.
Matchstick looks a lot like Chromecast (the “fling” icon is the same Cast icon from Chromecast) but the hardware packs a little more power than Chromecast. A dual-core Rockchip 3066 processor, 4GB onboard storage , and 1GB of DDR3 memory.
The team is vouching on Firefox OS’ “OPEN hardware and software platform” philosophy and promises more apps and content providers on the platform soon.
“There are already hundreds of apps in the Mozilla app store, and as the developer program ramps up many of those apps and hundreds of new apps will become available on the Matchstick app store.
At launch, the Matchstick team will deliver a core set of content for Matchstick that will let you find the most popular movies, TV, and music. Apps like Netflix, HBO Go, Pandora, and others ensure great content right out of the box! And as our developer community grows, new apps will become available, giving users access to a constant flow of new content and experiences for Matchstick.”
You can find more about this project and back this at KickStarter.