I've been giving +Aereo a spin this morning with the news of their Chromecast support coming soon.
For those that aren't familiar with Aereo, their service costs $8/m and allows you to stream your local TV channels over the web to up to 5 devices associated with your account. They accomplish this by purchasing warehouses and deploying thousands of tiny antennas, which they then "rent" out to you. I consider the strategy genius, and so far courts have ruled that it legal (though appeals have lead to the supreme court hearing the case later this month).
There is one major catch I noticed right away: you must have a credit card with an area code in the viewing area of the city in which you want to sign up for. That's probably not a huge flag for many people, but anyone that travels south for the winter or that sort of thing may have trouble getting the service in both
In terms of actual functionality, it seems to be working pretty
well. The stream is HD, and it looks great on my Nexus 7. There is lag and buffering, enough to be annoying, though. That might be because I'm watching live (there is a DVR function for recording shows and playing them back later), so I'll need to do some tests that way as well.
In my limited testing, I'm also unable to get the video player to work correctly on Chrome OS. I can get the audio stream, but no video playback. I'm going to experiment some more with that and see if there is a trick to get it working.
Does anyone else have experience with Aereo, or have any questions they would like me to answer?