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Matchstick aims to undercut Chromecast with lower price, open platform
Matchstick aims to undercut Chromecast with lower price, open platform

If $35 sounded like a good deal to be able to watch Netflix directly on a TV screen, try $18. Google brought down the cost of accessing online content on a TV when it released the Chromecast a year ago, providing an alternative to costlier streaming-media boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. The Chromecast, which plugs into an HDMI port, allows a user to tap on a smartphone, tablet or computer app to beam content onto the bigger screen. Now, a new company pitching itself as the anti-Google is releasing its own content-beaming device called Matchstick. It’ll retail for $25, but Kickstarter backers can get it for $18 with an expected delivery date of February. Last year, Google drew...

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