Why Aereo Matters

On April 22nd, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet. How it's decided could define the future of television, and how we watch it. » 4/17/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Aereo to Add Chromecast Support for Ultimate TV Nerd Nirvana

What do you get when you combine Aereo's anytime, anywhere, broadcast-TV-via-internet cloud service with Google's Chromecast wonder-dongle? A confluence of TV gizmo delight—and that's exactly what Aereo announced today. » 4/10/14 3:20pm 4/10/14 3:20pm

Streaming TV Isn't Ready for Prime Time

So you've done it. You've cut the cord. You've got your Netflix and your Hulu Plus and your Aereo and your cousin's HBO GO password and a bag of popcorn. You're comfortable with the sacrifices—honestly, mostly just ESPN—and prepared to embrace the glorious future of television. Only problem? The future of television's … » 3/10/14 10:30am 3/10/14 10:30am

Aereo, the amazing watch-broadcast-TV-anywhere-via-internet company, turned off service in Utah and Denver today. It's the latest in a long-drawn-out battle over whether the service is legal. The major networks will take the Aereo showdown to the Supreme Court next month. [The Salt Lake Tribune via Engadget] » 3/08/14 11:26am 3/08/14 11:26am

The Supreme Court announced it will hear ABC V. Aereo, which holds important implications for copyright in the world of streaming video. The network sued the cloud DVR service for copyright infringement, arguing that it's retransmitting broadcast signals without permission. Aereo says that because it's using thousands… » 1/10/14 3:22pm 1/10/14 3:22pm

Bloomberg: DirecTV and TWC Might Create an Aereo-like Service

As cable companies continue to come up with creative ways to sell us TV without hooking us onto traditional cable, Bloomberg is reporting that DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are both thinking about creating an Aereo-type streaming service for customers to use. If it works like Aereo, it means you get to watch TV over… » 10/25/13 7:15pm 10/25/13 7:15pm

Aereo's Cloud DVR Pricing Is Now Simpler (But Not Necessarily Better)

Aereo's embattled cloud-based DVR service for network television is getting an updated pricing structure on May 15th. The options will be trimmed from the previous 5-tier structure down to just two plans. Sure, that should be easier for people to understand, but the rejiggered structure makes the cheaper monthly plan… » 5/13/13 9:12am 5/13/13 9:12am

Aereo's Cord-Cutting Web TV Service Will Add 22 Cities This Spring

Web TV service Aereo currently only works in New York City, but the IAC-backed startup is planning to roll out its service to 22 more US cities starting in the spring thanks to a hot new injection of $38 million. The service grabs in-market OTA TV signals and allows users to stream shows in real time via the Internet… » 1/08/13 1:59pm 1/08/13 1:59pm

Web TV Service Aereo Plans To Be in Every Major US City By 2013

Aereo, the website which acts as an internet-based DVR for any channel you can get for free over the airwaves, drew legal attention as soon as it was announced earlier this year. Yesterday, though, Aereo won a court case trying to block the service in New York—and now it plans to roll out to every major US city. » 7/13/12 3:40am 7/13/12 3:40am

Aereo Hands-On: Watch Broadcast TV Wherever and Whenever You Want

The new cloud-based, broadcast TV recording service Aereo just went live in New York City. It was sued by major broadcasters even before it was available, and with good reason: We took the service for a spin and it's good enough to make that cable contract feel even more useless. » 3/14/12 2:20pm 3/14/12 2:20pm