Matchstick delays its Firefox OS media stick to incorporate Netflix streaming
I hope you were not in an excessive amount of of a rush to snag Matchstick’s Firefox OS-based mostly streaming media dongle. The fledgling firm has delayed its namesake system to August in an effort to not solely improve the hardware (to a quad-core processor and higher WiFi), however so as to add help for anti-piracy safety. Because the staff explains, Netflix and different “premium” providers will not work until you’ve gotten some type of digital rights administration (DRM) — it is onerous to promote a media stick that may’t ship the preferred content material. The setback will not please you in case you’re an early backer (or see DRM as a blight on open requirements), however it is going to make Matchstick’s $25 gadget extra helpful to viewers who’d in any other case decide up a Chromecast to get their on-line video repair.