- Product Type: Early DVR/Stream Service
Initially, Aereo seemed like a solid investment for people in 2012 when it first launched. At just $12 a month, you could stream television shows from all the major networks in the United States on your phone or tablet. Heck, you could even get most of the major shows on demand. Aereo leased each subscriber an antenna and DVR from their remote warehouse that was accessible via the internet. They initially were only available to customers in New York City and Boston soon after, with plans to get into more cities. The service offered 28 channels that included all major broadcast networks. Yet the networks felt this was a violation of their copyright and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with them, forcing Aereo to shut down.