Here’s something your cable DVR won’t offer any time soon: Simple.tv now lets you give your friends and family access to your recorded shows and movies.
Tablo is a new take on the DVR: The device records free broadcast TV, and streams it to many of your devices. Check out our video for a closer look at the device.
Cord cutting-friendly DVR maker Simple.tv showed off cloud storage integration for videos at CES in Las Vegas this week, and Simple.tv CEO Mark Ely hinted at plans to launch a European version of the company’s second-generation device in the U.K. as early as April.
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.
Simple.tv will launch an app for its over-the-air DVR on Ouya devices next year. The app will bring live and recorded TV to the Android-based game console, provided that users also own Simple.tv’s networked DVR. The company announced Thursday that it will preview an app for Simple.tv at CES in January, where it will also show off a first implementation of a cloud DVR. Simple.tv CEO Mark Ely first told me in July that the company was thinking about adding a cloud-based DVR as a supplemental feature to its device.
Simple.tv is getting ready to launch its cord cutting DVR in a number of international markets, and bring its mobile app to Android.
Simple.tv will start selling its second-generation DVR for cord cutters in December – but it’s getting competition from a similar device called Tablo.
Simple.tv’s new DVR for cord cutters will come with a sticker price of $250 and go on sale in mid-December, according to a product page on Newegg.com.
Simple.tv wants to get videos from its networked DVR onto more screens, which is why the startup is now embracing Chromecast and DLNA.
Simple.tv forged a hardware parnership with Silicondust, the premiere maker of networked TV tuners, for the next generation of its DVR.