Aereo, the cloud antenna and DVR provider that has been the bane of broadcasters, will be available on Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chromecast streaming device beginning May 29. Subscribers in Aereo's active markets will be able to download its app in the Google Play store.
"The way people watch and experience television is changing and Google is a pioneer in providing consumers with more choice and flexibility in how they access and experience that media," Chet Kanojia, Aereo founder and CEO, told attendees at the Fast Company Innovation Uncensored conference in New York City Thursday.
Currently available in 11 metro areas, Aereo is awaiting a Supreme Court review of whether its service violates copyright law. That review will take place on April 22. A loss for Aereo likely means it will cease to exist, at least in its current form. Kanojia told Bloomberg TV two weeks ago that there is no plan in place if the decision goes against Aereo. "If we don't succeed, despite our best efforts and the good law being on our side, it would be a tragedy. But it is what it is," he said.
Until then, it's clear that things are business as usual for Aereo as it proceeds with its expansion to the Chromecast realm.
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