Simple.tv released its Android app this past weekend, giving owners of its DVR  a way to stream live and recorded TV to Android phones and tablets. Simple.tv is targeting cord cutters with a DVR that records free over-the-air digital TV and then streams it to mobile and connected devices. The company just started to sell its second-generation hardware, and is set to show off a cloud DVR offering at CES in Las Vegas next month. We first showed off Simple.tv’s Android app in a video a few weeks ago.

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  1. Hey Janko,

    Can you do a full review of both generations? I was very interested in Simple.tv when it was first announced, but the initial reviews of the live streaming functionality on the Roku cited poor picture quality. It’s possible this has improved.


    Having a Roku, Chromecast, and Android app is not enough, the NFL needs to look awesome.

    1. Janko Roettgers Sam Monday, December 23, 2013

      I’m not sure if I’m really going to revisit the first-generation hardware… but I will definitely review the new Simple.tv as well as the Tablo DVR as soon as I have access to them, which I guess will be early next year.

  2. Hey Sam the first gen box works great now the device has had many updates to fix issues and the Roku app has been rebuilt from the ground up. I love SimpleTV

  3. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a cord cutting DVR. IOS and Android Apps work great.

  4. birminghamforsale Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    I hope you will review and compare the new Simple TV, Tablo, and the Channel Master DVR+ in the near future. The latter device really intrigues me, though given the bad reviews of its previous model, I don’t think I’ll be an early adopter. For now, I’m sticking with my HTPC system for a non-subscription, whole-house DVR.

  5. How about they make their first generation product work before they introduce a new product. This is definitely a beta product and I am a sucker for investing over $300 to test their software. They just introduced a new tv guide that created all sorts of errors. Not ready for Primetime. Looks like it would work but too many glitches, errors and just plain bugs. Stay away. You’ve been warned

    1. Not sure where anjenaire is coming from. I have the first generation product and am having absolutely no problems with it (or with the tv guide). Definitely prime time quality product.

      Go to simple.tv forums to see for yourself where the conversation is at.

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