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Uber enters the food delivery game — UberEats now available on Android and iOS

Uber finally released the widely anticipated UberEats meal delivery app today on Android and iOS. Using the app, you’ll be able to order meals from select restaurants day or night seven days a week in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto.

UberEats will offer hundreds of local restaurants that can deliver meals in 30 to 40 minutes via Uber drivers. For those in more of a rush, there’s the Instant Delivery option, which shows those meals that can be delivered within 10 minutes. Delivery will cost “about $5” per order.

Updated on 03-15-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in the official launch of the UberEats app.

Current Uber customers will be able to use the app right away and use their credit card already on file.

UberEats launched in 2014 (as UberFresh) as a test that consisted of a lunchtime-only meal delivery service in San Francisco, New York, LA, Chicago, and Austin.

A company spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal in January that a standalone app was being tested in Toronto with a a full menu and an expanded time frame of 10 in the morning till 10 at night.

Uber did say the service will expand into Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. “just around the corner.”

The company’s drivers will be able to opt out of UberEats, a choice likely to prove popular among those with sensitive nostrils who’d rather not have their vehicle reeking of cooked food during and after deliveries.

For those happy to deliver meals, Uber says the service will give its drivers earning opportunities at times of the day when fewer riders are out and about. It also increases the chances of a driver being downtown for when business picks up later in the day.

You can download the app now for Android and iOS.

This article was originally published on 01-21-2016 by Trevor Mogg.

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