After the debacle of the Aereo decision by the Supreme Court, this site noted that the decision would lead to a number of companies trying to use the “looks like a duck” test.
Last week, the Supreme Court killed Aereo’s business with a 6 to 3 ruling that some have dubbed the “looks like a duck” test. Justice Breyer, writing for the majority, summarized Aereo’s model as one that was “identical to the old cable systems” and therefore was essentially a cable system itself and should be under the same rules as today’s cable companies.
Supreme Rules against Aereo in 6-3 decision
About a week after they originally promised an update, Aereo has now introduced a new update that brings its local TV channel access to the Chromecast.
Aereo is in the broadcasters sights. Broadcasters acknowledge that anyone has the legal right to put up an antenna and connect it to their TV. But, they also seem to claim that doing the exact same thing remotely is illegal.
On May 29th, Aereo will update its app to add support for the Chromecast, bringing us local TV channels directly to Google’s popular media dongle.
In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about Cover for Android, the Dead Trigger 2 release, BBM for Android, and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
The Aereo Android live TV streaming app is available from the Google Play Store for devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or later.