Aereo Adds Chromecast Support On AndroidBy: Chris Crum - June 5, 2014
More and more online video content services are adding support for Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device since Google launched the SDK earlier this year.
On Thursday, Aereo announced that it now supports the device. The Aereo app for Android is available for download in the Google Play store (here), and subscribers can access its antenna and DVR technology to record and watch live broadcast television with Chromecast.
Aereo lets users pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV, and save programs for future viewing. It’s supported on iOS, Android, Chrome for Mac and Windows, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Apple TV, and Roku. It costs $8 per month, but for $4 more, subscribers can get 60 hours of DVR storage.
So far it’s only available in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Austin. More cities are planned for this year.
Earlier this week, Google announced that the WatchESPN app, MLS Matchday, and Crunchyroll have all added Chromecast support. These join MLB.tv, Crackle, Rdio, Vudu, 5by, Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Songza, Red Bull TV, Vevo, Plex, PostTV, Viki, and RealPlayer Cloud.
Google also expanded Chromecast availability to Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland.
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