LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Aug 08, 2013 — Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Greater Houston area on September 16, covering a 20-county area in Texas. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this summer to the Boston and Atlanta metropolitan areas. The company also plans to launch its technology in Utah on August 19, Miami on September 2, Chicago on September 13 and Dallas on September 23.
“Texas is the fastest growing state in the nation and the Greater Houston area is a large driver of that growth. That’s why we’re excited to be expanding into Texas,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. “Consumers deserve more choice and flexibility in how they experience television and Aereo provides a high-quality, rationally-priced alternative. We believe we’ve built something meaningful for consumers and the overwhelming enthusiasm and response we’ve received has been humbling. We’re thrilled to be expanding into the great state of Texas.”
Houstonians who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up. Aereo’s technology will be available to all consumers in the Greater Houston area on September 16.
Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.
In Houston, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology, to record and watch major networks such as KRIV-DT (FOX), KPRC-HD (NBC), KTRK-HD (ABC), KUHT-DT (PBS), KHOU-DT (CBS), and KIAH-DT (CW) as well as other over-the-air special interest and foreign language channels, including MundoFox, Telemundo, AntennaTV, ION, Qubo, COZI-TV, Saigon TV and many others. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.
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 subscription 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.
Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku devices. Android support is expected later this summer.
Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following counties in Texas: Trinity, Polk, Walker, Grimes, Jacinto, Liberty, Montgomery, Washington, Austin, Waller, Colorado, Harris, Chambers, Galveston, Fort Bend, Wharton, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson and Calhoun.
To learn more about Aereo’s technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.