Aereo soon to be available on Android devices

MUMBAI: Aereo, the upstart television streaming service, is set to launch its product on Android devices this September.

Aereo had originally hoped to roll out an app for Google?s operating system, which boasts a larger market share than Apple?s iOS, late last summer. An exact date has yet to be determined.

Aereo has expanded rapidly over the last year, ballooning from its starting locations of New York City, Boston, Atlanta and the state of Utah to nearly two-dozen other cities east of Denver.

PlayOn, a separate subscription online TV company, claims it allows users to watch Aereo streams on its service. But Aereo says it had no relationship with the company.

The Barry Diller-backed startup picks up over-the-air broadcast signals, much like old rabbit-ear TV antennas, with dime-sized antennas at Aereo?s headquarters. Users can then watch and record live television through their Aereo subscriptions, which cost $8 to $12 per month.

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