While many were expecting Mozilla to announce availability of their Matchstick streaming dongle this month, the Firefox-maker instead announced fresh delays, pushing the launch date back to August of this year. The company cited a need for updated, more powerful hardware, as their reason for falling behind schedule. The Matchstick will be trading up from a dual-core processor to a quad-core chip, bumping up its power.
When it does launch, Matchstick will enter a crowded arena, featuring Google’s well known Chromecast, Roku’s own streaming stick, the relatively new Amazon Fire TV stick, and Walmart’s Vudu streaming stick. Streaming dongles featuring FreeCast Inc’s Rabbit TV Plus could also soon join the mix, following the company’s announcement of partnerships with manufacturers to preload the e-media guide onto a wide variety of devices.