Aereo announces Google Chromecast launch date

Google ChromecastAereo has announced that its cloud-based antenna and PVR technology would be Google Cast Ready on May 29.

By connecting with Google Chromecast, viewers will now be able to stream the service directly to their TV set. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause, rewind and fast-forward any programme that they are watching live, or save a programme for future viewing. Aereo’s technology works with compatible ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers.

Current Aereo members and consumers residing in active Aereo markets will be able to download (or update) the Aereo app for Android in the Google Play store, which will include support for Chromecast. Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia made the announcement at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored conference in New York City.

“The way people watch and experience television is changing and Google is a pioneer in providing consumers with more choice and flexibility in how they access and experience that media,” said Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia.

“We’re excited that Aereo will be Google Cast Ready this May. Consumers deserve more options and alternatives in how they watch television and our team is committed to providing consumers with the best experience possible using Aereo’s innovative cloud technology.”

In order to use Aereo’s technology with Chromecast, consumers must download the Aereo app for Android in the Google Play store. Set up the Chromecast device with the television; launch Aereo and the “cast” icon will appear in the app.

Aereo is currently available to consumers residing in the following metropolitan areas: New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Austin. Aereo plans to launch in additional cities throughout 2014.