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Seattle — MediaMall Technologies said Tuesday that its PlayOn software will now make Aereo local TV channels accessible to Aereo TV users on select gaming consoles, set-top boxes and Android devices.
Using PlayOn software, Aereo users will be able to stream Aereo content on almost any DLNA-compatible device, including the PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Google TV, Wii, Wii U and others, beginning July 10.
PlayOn will also bring Aereo to Android mobile devices, the company said.
PlayOn software will give registered Aero customers in the company’s current markets of New York, Boston and Atlanta access to more than 60 additional channels on their TV and mobile devices.
The media server software streams online videos from a Windows PC to TV and mobile devices. In addition to the local, live TV that Aereo customers can now access, PlayOn supports more than 60 channels of online content, including Hulu, Netflix and HBO Go.
“PlayOn already gives users a simple, easy and accessible way to watch on-demand movies, TV shows and personal media through their TV and mobile devices,” said Jeff Lawrence, MediaMall Technologies CEO. “Now, with our new Aereo channel, we can bring users in New York, Boston and Atlanta live local content as well. With Aereo, PlayOn is an even more powerful and comprehensive cable-replacement solution — making it easier than ever for users to cut the cable cord.”
Users must subscribe to Aereo in order to access the content via PlayOn’s Aereo channel.
Aereo’s $8-a-month service is currently available in New York and Boston and is expected to expand to Atlanta on July 10 and 20 additional cities in 2013, including Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Birmingham, Ala.; Chicago; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Kansas City, Kan.; Madison, Wis.; Miami and Tampa, Fla.; Minneapolis; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Raleigh, N.C.; Salt Lake City; and Washington, D.C.
Interested Aereo subscribers can try PlayOn risk-free with the software’s 30-day money-back guarantee.
A lifetime subscription to PlayOn can be purchased for $49.99. Annual subscriptions are $24.99.
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