Aereo: The New TV Watching Alternative?

Aereo: The New TV Watching Alternative?

Julienne Lin
Feb 22, 2012

I'm one of those people who refuse to pay for cable, instead relying on Hulu/Netflix streaming off the Wii, computer, and iPhone. Because I'm used to watching on devices other than a TV, I'm guilty of viewing full-length movies on my phone. Admittedly, I do miss live TV and the perks of having DVR though, which is why I'm interested in Aereo.

Netflix and Hulu offer a satisfactory alternative to cable when it comes to watching movies and shows. However, for regular broadcast channels like NBC and CBS, when I want to watch things like the Super Bowl, I still have to tune into my TV.

If you're in a similar situation as me and are looking for a more integrated solution, you might want to consider Aereo. Aereo lets you watch regular TV on any device, not just your TV and lets your record shows for later viewing with DVR. You can get all this without a cable box or antenna, because Aereo has created tiny antennas and connected them to the Internet.

Aereo costs $12 a month, which may seem pointless if you aren't interested in watching regular channels on devices other than your TV. However, the idea of regular TV and the Internet joining together as one experience is an exciting one, and we're eager to see if Aereo evolves into something that can be a cost-efficient and better alternative to cable.

More Info: Aereo

(Images: 1. Photo/Julienne Lin, 2. Aereo)

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