Aereo is coming to Chromecast

About the only thing Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle can’t do is let you watch live television, but that won’t be the case for much longer. Starting on May 29, streaming television startup Aereo will release an updated version of its Android app that includes support for streaming live broadcast television shows to your Chromecast.

Streaming TV service Aereo is coming to the Chromecast on May 29. An upcoming update to the Aereo for Android app will add Chromecast support. This will let Aereo subscribers fling their live TV or cloud DVR programs from a phone or tablet to a Chromecast with the tap of a button. Aereo is already available on iOS, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Roku and Apple TV (via AirPlay). The Aereo for Android app has been available in beta since October for devices running Android 4.1.1 “Jelly Bean” or higher. The Chromecast, of course, is Google’s $35 dongle that allows users to fling content from an app or web page to a TV screen wirelessly. Over the last few months, we’ve seen an increase of interest from developers and content creators, especially as the Chromecast finds its way into more living rooms.

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