Mozilla working on a Firefox OS-powered media streaming device

Mozilla working on a Firefox OS-powered media streaming device

In a recent tweet, UK-based Mozilla evangelist Christian Heilmann gave implicit hints of a prototype media-streaming device which is apparently being developed by the Firefox maker.

In his Twitter post a few days back, Heilmann had shared a picture of a "fully open TV casting prototype device running Firefox OS."

Heilmann's tweet was followed by a blog post by Janko Roettgers, who also hinted Mozilla's prototype streaming device. The blog post revealed that Mozilla is working on a Firefox OS-powered media streaming stick, which will take on the last-year-launched $35 Google Chromecast streaming dongle.

Roettgers, who asserted that he has been closely monitoring Mozilla's streaming-device effort for quite some time, said that the yet-to-be-named streaming device being developed by Mozilla was part of the company's ambitious project to combine its commitment to openness with a media streaming device like the Google Chromecast dongle.

Roettgers said in the blog post that Mozilla's prototype streaming device is presently in the hands of a few developers. Revealing that the Mozilla streaming device can also run a number of Chromecast apps, Roettgers said that - unlike Google Chromecast - the Firefox OS-powered streaming device will not be accompanied by any content restrictions. Moreover, the device will come with an open boot loader and will support casting from nearly all leading platforms.


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