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A week later than originally planned, Aereo adds Chromecast support
Back in April we first learned that Aereo planned to bring Chromecast support to its TV streaming app on May 29th. Unfortunately, they ended up missing their original goal, but today a new update has pushed out bringing the ability to cast your shows over to Google’s popular media streaming device.
The new feature is perfect for cordcutters that are in areas that have poor free over-the-air TV reception. For those unfamiliar, Aereo is only available in select U.S. markets right now but it basically pushes local TV stations over the web, giving you the ability to not only watch all your favorite local programming — you also get DVR functionality for saving your favorites and pausing and rewinding live TV as it happens.
The catch to Aereo? Aside from only having limited market support, the service also costs $8 a month and the company is currently caught up in a legal battle with TV networks to determine whether it will even be able to legally continue to offer its service to consumers.