Monday, October 21, 2013

Aereo comes to Metro Detroit 10/28 - Watch live TV on your laptop or mobile device for $8 a month

Aereo will make it easier for Metro Detroiters to cut the cable cord...

If you have ever thought about cutting the cord on your cable, join the club. Every month that I look at my cable bill I cringe. Services like Hulu Plus and the ABC and NBC mobile apps make the idea of going cable-less more attractive since they enable us to watch selected TV shows after they have aired. And now a new service called Aereo is coming to Metro Detroit on October 28th which will enable its customers to watch LIVE TV on laptops and mobile devices and save shows for later with a remote antenna and DVR for $8 a month.

“We’re thrilled to be launching in the Detroit metro area, the birthplace of Motown and the Motor City." says Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. "Across the country, the message from consumers is clear: they want more choice and flexibility when it comes to how they watch television and they don’t want to be fenced into outdated and cumbersome technology. Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology brings the old-fashioned antenna into the 21st Century, making television watching simple again.”

Aereo coverage map for Metro Detroit
Aereo service will be available in the following Southeast Michigan counties -- Leeper, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.  Supported devices include the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Roku, Apple TV, and the latest versions of the following PC and Mac browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer.  The service will be launching on Android devices this week.

Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-­‐based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month.

Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for FREE.

Metro Detroiters interested in pre-registering for an advance invitation to join Aereo before the October 28th launch can Pre-Register at this link

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