An employee’s perspective.
Who I Am: Aereo Marketer, Minimalist, NYC Transplant
Favorite Aspect of My Job: Using creativity to build a business!
Preferred Aereo Experience: In bed, on my iPad
When Aereo Saved Me: Waiting for 2 hours in the Doctor’s office
Proposed Company Mascot: Flying Squirrel
Disclaimer: I work for Aereo. I am admittedly biased. Yet what brought me here was the fact that I believe in what we’re doing. Here’s my platform on our platform!
After moving here from San Francisco, I began to question my desire for television. New York apartments are very small, as we all know. When you’re lucky enough to have a living area aside from your bedroom, you are faced with the one challenge that destroys your goal of using space wisely; you must determine where to place the television set. You pick a wall, pay someone to mount it for you and proceed to place all your furniture to cater to proper entertainment viewing. The room becomes awkward; space is compromised and furniture placement contrived. There’s a couch blocking the restroom, a chair en route to the kitchen, and suddenly your ideas of comfort and organization are reduced to irrelevance… but at least you can see the television.
Once settled in my new NYC apartment, I decided to get rid of my television. It made no sense that my living area was harboring this large device and essentially “giving up” one half of the room. So, I parted ways with my TV. At first, I enjoyed the advantages; I had more spending money and my friends could actually enter my apartment without tripping through a maze. Yet as life without TV continued, I started to miss my nightly sitcoms and morning news. I thought about purchasing a small TV to satisfy my need for entertainment and mitigate the space issue but quickly decided otherwise when I discovered Aereo. I jumped at the opportunity to access my beloved shows on a device I already owned. It was the perfect solution.
I love television, but I can’t have a large device/screen invading my space and dictating my small but precious environment. Now I have TV on my own terms. I watch what I want, I record what I want and I pay very little. With Aereo, I’m saving money and space; two things that are hard to come by in this crazy town.