Aereo's Bringing Live Streaming TV To Chromecasts and Android Devices

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Aereo, the brilliant (if beleaguered) system that lets you watch or record broadcast TV from any screen, anywhere, just added support for Google Chromecast and a handy Android app. Now, basically any Google-powered device you own can be a TV.

With the Android app installed on your device, you can set up your Chromecast wonder-dongle to receive streaming broadcast TV from your smartphone or tablet. The Android app is currently in beta, but it fills out the service's support which includes iOS, Roku, Chrome browser, and more. The $8/month subscription service ($12 if you want 60 hours of DVR) is available in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Austin, with more cities promised this year.

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I've been using Aereo since it was initially offered in the Atlanta market. It's a great solution for people who don't want to or can't deal with an antennae and for those that don't have a stand alone DVR. My only complaint about the service is being unable to continually watch a station - you must go show by show. Never had any issues with recording. I actually bought a ROKU to use just for Aereo, as I hated having my personal devices tied up with Airplay. The ROKU channel is great, works incredibly well. Now if they would only bring it to Apple TV.