Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, can be reached at njesdanun(at)ap.org.
Aereo offers over-the-air channels and Bloomberg TV over the Internet for $1 a day, $8 or $12 a month or $80 a year. There's also a try-for-free option, limited to a single hour per day.
Aereo lets you watch shows live or record them on an Internet-based digital video recorder for steaming later. It works on most computers and devices, with Android phones and tablet computers the main exception (Android support is expected this year).
Service is now limited to New York City, though it will expand to the suburbs and 22 other U.S. markets this spring. They are Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Ala., Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Madison, Wis., Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Salt Lake City, Tampa, Fla., and Washington. Service will extend to those cities' suburbs, based on market regions used by the Federal Communications Commission and Nielsen Media Research.
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