US Supreme Court Hands Down Bad News for Aereo, the Streaming TV Service

US Supreme Court Hands Down Bad News for Aereo, the Streaming TV Service

Jun 25, 2014

Bad news, everyone: Aereo in its current form is dead. The service that took local TV channels and turned them into digital video feeds that could be viewed by the Android app, by way of individual antennae for each user, has been ruled illegal by the US Supreme Court, who overturned an earlier decision affirming its legality, according to SCOTUS Blog.

While the wider-ranging impact is yet to be seen, the fact is that Aereo in its current form is dead. The service could always pivot and live on in another form, but it’s dead as it is at this moment.

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