Aereo launches in Miami, Houston and Dallas

August 8, 2013 13.23 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Aereo array of miniature antennasAereo continues its roll-out across the US with newly announced launches in Miami, Houston and Dallas.

The platform will officially launch in Miami on September 2, in Houston on September 16 and in Dallas on September 23. The news follows earlier announced roll-outs in Utah on August 19 and Chicago on September 13.

Consumers in Miami, Houston and Dallas will now be able to access free over-the-air television channels with a cloud-based PVR via supported mobile devices. Aereo offers a simple pricing structure and provides new subscribers with a free month of membership to test out the service.

ereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/PVR technology and 20 hours of PVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their subscription and receive 60 hours of PVR storage for a total of $12 per month. Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.

Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku devices. Android support is expected later this summer.