Aereo readies for Chromecast
Seemingly undaunted by its forthcoming US Supreme Court copyright case, Internet TV streaming service Aereo has announced that starting May 29th, consumers can access its antenna and DVR technology to record and watch live television using Google’s Chromecast device.
Current Aereo members and consumers residing in active Aereo markets will be able to download (or update) the Aereo app for Android in the Google Play store, which will include support for Chromecast. Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia announced the initiative at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored conference in New York City.
“The way people watch and experience television is changing and Google is a pioneer in providing consumers with more choice and flexibility in how they access and experience that media,” said Kanojia. “We’re excited that Aereo will be Google Cast Ready this May. Consumers deserve more options and alternatives in how they watch television and our team is committed to providing consumers with the best experience possible using Aereo’s innovative cloud technology.”
Aereo is currently available to consumers residing in the following metropolitan areas: New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Austin. Aereo plans to launch in additional cities throughout 2014.