Aereo set for Austin launch
February 24, 2014
By Colin Mann
Internet TV streaming service Aereo has revealed plans to launch its remote antenna/DVR television technology in the Greater Austin area on March 3rd. Greater Austin is Aereo’s fourth market to launch in Texas and includes a 12-county area. In January 2013, Aereo said that it intended to expand to 22 new US cities beyond its New York initial launch during the course of the year, but fell short of that target, counting New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Baltimore as its initial launch markets, with Cincinnati joining the list in January 2014 and San Antonio on February 19th.
“We’re excited to launch in Austin, our fourth Texas market,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. “Aereo’s innovative cloud-based antenna/DVR technology brings the old-fashioned antenna into the 21st Century, providing consumers access to the over-the-air broadcast signals that belong to them. Aereo makes using an antenna easy again – the way it should be. We’re looking forward to kicking off in Austin.”
Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Aereo app for Android (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.