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Simple.TV Adding Chromecast Support and Offline Playback Today!

May 29, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Well you can add another app to the list of Chromecast apps. This time it’s Simple.TV which is basically a DVR service, and it’s a great service at that. Simple.TV has built in Chromecast support to both it’s iOS and Android apps which are getting updates today. So you can easily cast your content from your iOS or Android device. So now you can watch your favorite shows anywhere, as long as you have a Chromecast and a TV. It’s great to see even more apps getting Chromecast support, especially ones like Simple.TV which are widely used. The list of Chromecast supported apps are growing each day, which is definitely nice to see.

The update should be live in the Google Play store and the App Store for those interested in using Simple.TV. For those interested, we’ve got the full press release down below. How many of you already use Simple.TV? Let us know in the comments below.


(Tiburon, CALIF.  – May 29, 2014)  – Simple.TV, creators of the first whole-planet DVR, today announced two major upgrades to their groundbreaking TV everywhere solution. The new software, designed for Simple.TV’s second-generation dual-tuner DVR, dramatically expands its functionality with the addition of Chromecast support and offline access to recorded TV shows. This free update for existing Simple.TV by SiliconDust owners and is included in new versions of the Simple.TV hardware.

Built into Simple.TV’s Android and iOS apps for phones and tablets, support for Chromecast enables users to easily ‘cast’ their favorite live or recorded TV shows onto any HDTV powered by Google’s device.  With Simple.TV’s ability to stream live and recorded TV anywhere, users can watch their favorite shows on the big screen at home and anywhere a Chromecast is connected. Chromecast support is now available in updated versions of Simple.TV’s Android and iOS apps, available for free from their respective App stores.

For mobile travelers without easy access to Wi-Fi or cellular data, Simple.TV now includes the ability to download recorded HDTV to Macs and PCs for offline access and to sync with mobile devices. Using the popular MP4 format, shows can be downloaded in PC, tablet, or mobile-optimized resolutions.

“We have a very engaged customer base who has told us what they like about Simple.TV and what they’d like to see. These changes are largely a reflection of that, which has resulted in a much more robust product to suit the marketplace,” said chief executive officer, Mark Ely. “With these upgrades, Simple.TV is truly your personal streaming DVR at home or on the road.”

Features and benefits

Simple.TV is the ideal companion for cord-cutters who want to save money on expensive cable subscriptions, but don’t want to miss live TV for sports and network programming. Simple.TV users can enjoy off the benefits of an easy-to-use DVR complete with a rich electronic program guide. The latest generation of Simple.TV not only bridges the “cable gap” to offer live TV that can be recorded, but it is specifically designed and optimized for a seamless mobile experience.

With apps for iOS, Android, Roku and Google Chromecast, as well as support for PCs and Macs, users can access their custom content from a variety of devices. Complementing offerings from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Simple.TV offers a truly holistic ecosystem for live and streaming content. With dual tuners, it has the ability to record two shows at once, while streaming up to five shows at the same time. With Simple.TV’s Premiere Service, live or recorded TV shows can also be viewed anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented options and putting the power of choice back into the hands of the consumer.

Pricing and availability

Simple.TV is currently available in the U.S, Canada and online at simple.tvamazon.comnewegg.com, Microcenter and additional leading retailers to follow in the coming months. Simple.TV starts at $199 and includes a 30-day trial of Simple.TV’s optional Premiere service for TV anywhere. Subscriptions for the Premiere service are $59 annually or $149 for lifetime usage.

For more information, please visit www.simple.tv.

About Simple.TV

Located just north of Silicon Valley, Simple.TV is on a mission to reinvent the TV experience for today’s connected, mobile, and multi-screen society. To this end, Simple.TV has built a passionate team of hardware, software and web experts who are leveraging the power of the cloud and connected devices to bring live and recorded HDTV to consumers everywhere.