Philips is to build Chromecast competitor with Firefox OS TVs




TV manufacturers Philips and TCL go the technology behind Matchstick, a Chromecast competitor with Firefox OS build into their TVs. This enables users to stream images to their TV without the need for a dongle or even an Internet connection is required.

Matchstick The plan focuses on playing Internet video on the TV. The technology used for this Matchstick called Flint, an open source protocol to stream content to TVs. Philips and TCL Flint the necessary hardware and software will build into their TVs.

Flint with the users of mobile devices including Android, iOS and Firefox OS can stream content to their TVs. Now before even external hardware needed in the form of Matchstick. That is a dongle that must be in the TV, and for which Mozilla and the company behind the dongle last year a successful Kickstarter campaign launched . Flint and the Matchstick works based on Firefox OS.

With Flint Matchstick is a competitor to Google Cast, Google’s Protocol whose Chromecast uses. Difference is that Flint directly streaming and tv so no internet connection is required to play the videos. The first TVs with Flint support from Philips and TCL to appear this year.

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