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Aereo adds support for Android 4.1 devices

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:38pm
Mike Robuck

Aereo announced its app now supports Android devices that run 4.1 operating systems or higher.

The free app, which was released in a public beta on Oct. 22 for 4.2 devices, is available to users where Aereo’s antenna and cloud-based TV service has launched.

“We have been hard at work to expand the number of devices compatible with Aereo,” said Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia. “With the addition of Android 4.1 compatibility, more consumers will have the ability to access Aereo’s technology on more devices, giving people choice and control over how they watch television.

“We’re continuing to add new features that improve the consumer experience and our team is very focused on continuing to expand to more cities. It’s an exciting time for Aereo as we continue to grow across the country.”

In addition to the Aereo app for Android devices, Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.  

In January, Aereo announced it would launch its service in 22 cities before the end of the year. Aereo is currently available to consumers residing in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver. Aereo said it would launch additional cities throughout the remainder of this year and into next year.

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

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