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After impending Chromecast support for the service was announced around 2 months ago, TV streaming service of questionable legality Aereo has finally integrated casting into its Android client. The app, which is still officially in beta, was updated with the feature today, and the changelog notes that "this is a beta" and to report any issues with casting functionality to Aereo's feedback email.

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Now you can get live over the air television on your television without a TV antenna, yay! Aereo, which costs $8 a month to subscribe to, has been the subject of an ongoing legal battle that has now been heard by the US Supreme Court, and may end up being one of the landmark US copyright cases of the last 30 years.

To get casting, just download the updated version of the app, available on the Play Store now.

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  • Matthew Fry

    Yay! Of course, SLC was shut down so... yay for others I guess...

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    • Clint P

      I feel your pain. I miss Aereo. Having the ability to cast it would have made it that much better. Maybe us in SLC will see it again, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • mgamerz

    I wouldn't mind this here. I can't put stuff in my apartment windows and I can't get a very good signal where I live. There's no way in hell I am going to pay money to the scumbag cable/satellite industry either. Though I don't know if I watch enough (broadcast) TV to warrant paying money for such a service...

    • supremekizzle

      It's the law that a landlord cannot prevent you from installing a television antenna to receive an OTA signal. You could have an antenna mounted on the roof and they couldn't stop you from doing so.

      • hp420

        Or a satellite dish, as well.

      • mgamerz

        I can't have one outside or in windows. I have one here but its bit that great of a signals. I miss a few channels. I'm in an apartment complex.

        • Clint P

          Like supremekizzle said - they can't stop you. Unfortunately for your landlord, the FCC trumps his little rental agreement.

          http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-reception-devices-rule

          Go get yourself a good antenna.

          • mgamerz

            " Effective January 22, 1999, the Commission amended the rule so that it also applies to rental property where the renter has an exclusive use area, such as a balcony or patio." is where I can't use it as I have no such area.

          • Clint P

            You need to read further...

            "The rule applies to individuals who place antennas that meet size limitations on property that they own or rent and that is within their exclusive use or control..."

            That means anywhere on the property that is controlled by you, e.g. a window.

    • hp420

      To warrant paying $8 a month?? Dude, I'm the biggest pirate every one of my friends knows, and I'm willing to pay for this. No offense, but if you're not willing to pay 10% of what normal cable service costs per month, you are just a cheap bastard lol Hell, I started shelling out $10 a month for Google All Access in Feb and I've never been happier! $8 a month for cable on all my devices sounds like an amazing deal, and I hope they come to my area soon.

      I can't tell you how much time I would save by not having to find a good link to stream the few TV shows I do actually watch a week, or wait for it to buffer because the server sucks...but it does add up!!

      • Armando Saldierna

        You don't get cable with aereo. You only get local channels.

        • hp420

          oh, ok...but that's really all i care about, so that's fine with me.

          • Cat Astrophy

            doesn't matter, it completely invalidates your whine as $8 a month is too much for free local stations...not everyone can get a signal for their TV like mgamerz

          • hp420

            Local channels are only free after you buy the equipment to get OTA TV. This is cheaper for a full year than you would spend on equipment. Also, with an OTA antenna you get free TV on ONLY your TV or PC if you have a tuner...with Aereo you get it via internet...no equipment, and any connected device can access it, even if you aren't home.

  • abobobilly

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  • Allen

    Is there anything like this on Canada?

    • Allen

      In*. And I swear is Canadians know how to form other questions.