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Aereo Service Comes To Chromecast

New York – Aereo, the Cloud-based local TV service, said its subscription-based service is now live on the Google Chromecast platform.

The Aereo app for Android is available for download in the Google Play store.

Subscribers can access Aereo’s antenna and DVR technology to record and watch live broadcast television using Google’s Chromecast dongle.

 Aereo’s remote (Cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology allows receiving local TV broadcast stations and other fare with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward live programs, or to save a program for future viewing. 

Aereo’s technology works with such compatible smart devices as tablets, smartphones, laptop computers and now smart-TV dongles.

Aereo is currently supported on the iPad, iPhone and 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 for Mac and Chrome for Windows, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera Software, Apple TV (via AirPlay) and Roku platforms.

Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s Cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage.

For an additional $4 per month, consumers can upgrade to 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month. 

Consumers who join Aereo currently get their first month of access for free.

Aereo is available in the following metropolitan areas: New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Additional cities are planned throughout 2014.