Aereo is rolling out new support for its streaming broadcast TV service on web browsers, the company announced today.
The service, which has come under constant fire from several major entertainment companies, allows users to view a live stream of programming from major TV broadcast networks (including ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) on a variety of devices. So basically, anything that you can watch for free using an HD antenna is available through Aereo. The service costs also features a DVR function to record up to 40 hours of content. Until now the service focused on watching TV programming in the New York City area through mobile devices.
The company is now opening up its service to most major browsers, including Chrome, IE9, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Provided you sign up for the $12 per month service, you don’t need to download any additional software or addons to view your saved content on Aereo’s website.
“The vast majority of American households own laptop or desktop computers – it’s only natural that we expand the universe of internet browsers that can access Aereo,” said Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia in a statement.