After a small victory in court this past July, NYC-based Aereo today announced a new set of pricing options and the end of the invitation-only rollout for the live broadcast TV over the Internet startup.
The service is still only available to those physically residing in New York City but for those of us elsewhere, we can now choose from four different pricing options and even a free to watch option. The latter gives viewers access to the service for one continuous hour each day, sans DVR functionality. A day pass (read: 24 hours) will set you back one George Washington with monthly and annual pricing at $8, $12 and $80, respectively.
Aereo currently carries 28 channels in New York City, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and others. Devices currently supported include the AppleTV, Roku and Safari on iPad, iPhone and Macs. Support for PC’s and Android is expected later this summer. No word on when Aereo will offer its service outside of NYC.
Aereo is a New York City-based technology company that allows consumers to access live broadcast television on Internet-connected devices through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology. Aereo allows users to watch live broadcast television and pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching. Consumers access Aereo’s technology through supported internet browsers; there is no application to download and no box to install. A cable or satellite television subscription is not required to use Aereo....