Aereo is dead. Long live Aereo!
As you may have heard, the nascent TV-streaming service was just handed the equivalent of the death sentence by no less than the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled the company violated copyright laws.
That’s a pretty big blow to cord-cutters, folks trying to eschew hefty cable bills in favor of Internet-powered television. Aereo helped solve a big piece of that puzzle, delivering local channels to your TV or mobile device and letting you record them, DVR-style, for later viewing.
So what now? You probably know that a pair of rabbit ears will let you tune in local channels, but what about recording them? What about slinging them to phones, tablets, Roku boxes, and the like?
Have no fear: There are other options. A new breed of DVRs caters expressly to the antenna crowd, giving you a home for those sweet, sweet over-the-air TV signals. Here’s an overview of three relatively new products.