In August, we ran a story saying that Aereo might be coming to Android in September. Obviously, they didn’t make that deadline, but now they’ve announced that Aereo is coming to Android via the Google Play Store on October 22.
Hmm. Same day as the rumored Apple event. It’s probably a coincidence.
Anyway, if you’re in an Aereo coverage area, and you’ve been waiting to watch on your Android device, you won’t need to wait much longer. You will need to be running Android 4.2 or later, but the app will work on both phones and tablets, according to the release. You’ll also be able to connect a Roku box to your account, using an Android device.
That certainly opens up plenty of attractive viewing opportunities.
Now we’ll just wait and see if the Supreme Court decides to accept the broadcaster’s petition to review the case. Looks like the legal battle is far from over, but it’s obvious Aereo isn’t letting anything get in the way of their moving forward.
Now if they’ll just expand into the D.C. ares so I can try it out!