PlayOn Bows ‘Aereo’ Channel9 Jul, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Streaming site now links Aereo TV to video game consoles
PlayOn, which allows users to stream video content from Internet to the TV via the PC and connected devices, July 9 said it has launched a channel for the controversial Aereo TV platform.
Aereo Subscribers can now use gaming and streaming devices, such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Google TV, Wii, Wii U, Android mobile phones and other DLNA-compatible devices to watch live TV in select markets.
New York-based Aereo TV enables subscribers to access local broadcast television on connected devices via mini digital antennae. The service is currently embroiled in litigation with broadcasters regarding its platform.
Aereo is available in New York, Boston and Atlanta — the latter starting starting July 10. In addition to Aereo, PlayOn supports more than 60 channels of online content, including Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Go.
“With our new Aereo channel, we can bring users in New York, Boston and Atlanta live local content [through their video game console],” said Jeff Lawrence, CEO of MediaMall Technologies, which owns PlayOn, in a statement.
In addition to Aereo’s $8-a-month service, subscribers must also subscribe to PlayOn, which can be purchased for $49.99 for a lifetime membership; $24.99 for an annual pass.
Aereo is expanding to 20 additional cities in 2013, including Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Madison, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, RI, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Tampa and Washington, DC.