Simple.TV is another streaming multimedia service but they’re now on Windows Phone 8 devices. I like the idea of these services but the problem is the data usage. The price of data on our phones is ridiculous and I don’t think I’d spend my money or use my limited data to stream a movie or TV show to my phone personally. Sure you can use wi-fi but it’s not available everywhere and from my experience my phone signal is never that good so I’m not sure how well this would even work. I guess it all depend where you are but I know here in Pittsburgh, AT&T isn’t the greatest, I’m lucky if I get three bars on my phone most of the time.
WHO: Simple.TV, creators of the first whole-planet DVR, are on a mission to reinvent the TV experience for today’s connected, mobile, and multi-screen society. 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.
WHAT: Introduced a free app supporting Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, giving users the ability to access their whole-planet DVR. Users can watch live TV, schedule recordings of their favorite TV shows and browse upcoming shows and movies to find new content. With a 3G, 4G, LTE, or Wi-Fi connection, users will never have to wait to watch their favorite shows.
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 all the benefits of an easy-to-use DVR complete with a rich electronic program guide. 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. 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 different recorded shows at the same time.
Now. The app is currently live in the Windows Phone App Store.