A client asked us a few days ago for our thoughts on Aereo, the internet TV start-up that delivers “broadcast” TV to Apple iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, and—used with one of those devices and an Apple TV or Roku set-top box—regular televisions.
Aereo also offers a network-based DVR, so users can record the shows they want to see and watch them anytime they like. And, because Aereo uses an iDevice as the primary user interface, users can search for content by typing on the on-screen keyboard. The service costs $12 per month after a three-month free trial. (Aereo is only available in New York City for now, so you may have to wait to try it.)
The request for a comment on Aereo is a good opportunity to highlight what we think is happening with the internet TV more broadly.