The company behind the Matchstick Firefox OS streaming device which was similar to the Google Chromecast has announced that the device has been cancelled.
The device launched on Kickstarter and faced a number of delays, the developers have now announced that due to issues with DRM it has had to be cancelled.
After struggling with the DRM development based on Firefox OS for most of this year, we realize continued development of DRM, though showing early signs of promise, will be a long and difficult road. We have come to the conclusion that we will not be able to reliably predict the completion date of the DRM development without significantly more research, development and integration.
We feel the only responsible thing to do now is to refund 100% of the pledge money to our backers. You have been very patient with us, and we feel announcing another major delay in the Matchstick delivery would not be fair to our backers. We apologize for not being able to update you sooner.
The Matchstick was backed by over 17,000 people and they raised $470,000, the company has announced that all backers will get a refund.
Source KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News