Aereo plots Android app release

Michelle Clancy | 12-10-2013

Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed over-the-top video service, has announced that it will release its first Android app, available for download in the Google Play store, on 22 October. Aereo members will also now be able to connect a Roku box to their Aereo account using their Android device.

The app, which will be released in a public beta, will be compatible with phones, phablets and tablets running Android operating system 4.2 or higher.
"We know consumers have been waiting a long time for an Aereo Android app and today, we're happy to announce its release later this month," said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. "At Aereo, we believe consumers should have more choice and control over how they watch television and a big part of that is expanding the universe of devices that they can use to access Aereo's technology. This year, our focus has been on growing our footprint across the country. It's been an exciting year for the Aereo team as we've expanded beyond the East Coast and into the south and west. Our future is bright and we remain as committed and passionate as ever to creating innovative and simple to use technology for our consumers to access live TV online."
Aereo offers access of local broadcast feeds via the Internet to consumers in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Dallas, for $8 per month. Aereo will launch additional cities throughout the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.