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Aereo Now Chromecast-Ready

Debut Comes After A Brief Delay 6/05/2014 2:15 PM Eastern
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Following a brief delay, Aereo has made its debut on the Google Chromecast

Following a brief delay, Aereo announced Thursday that its broadband TV and cloud DVR service now works with the popular Google Chromecast streaming adapter.

 

The extension, supported on Android-powered devices, gives Aereo users a new way to stream content from the service to the TV. Aereo also supports iOS devices, most major PC browsers, the Apple TV (via AirPlay), and the Roku platform.

 

Aereo’s original plan was to be “Google Cast Ready”  on May 29, but delayed its debut in order to iron out a “few kinks,” but didn’t elaborate further.

 

Aereo, meanwhile, is awaiting its final fate. Following oral arguments on April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide the Aereo case sometime this month. Following recent court-ordered shut downs in Denver and Salt Lake City, Aereo presently offers services in New York, Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Cincinnati; Boston, Atlanta; Miami; Houston; Detroit; and Baltimore. 

 

In addition to Aereo, the Chromecast has recently added Simple.tv, WatchESPN, Google Play Music, and MLS Matchday to its lineup of apps optimized for the streaming platform.

 

Others already on board include Rdio, VUDU, Photowall, Crackle, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play TV & Movies, Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, Plex, PostTV, Viki, and RealPlayer Cloud.

 

Both WATCH ABC and WATCH Disney are expected to join the Chromecast lineup soon.

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