Really Simple Software Simple.TV

60
Engadget
Score
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices

Summary

A nice solution if you've always wanted broadcast TV on your mobile devices, but that's about it.

Pros
  • Works on most any device with a web browserRoku ChannelGood looking user interface
Cons
  • $59 annual subscriptionSingle tunerNo dedicated mobile apps
Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices

Anyone who follows the home entertainment space closely probably agrees that TV is broken: archaic user interfaces, pricey bundles, six remotes that each do one thing, all limited to the confines of your home. Of course, realizing it's broken and knowing how to fix it are two different things. One attempt at a fix is Simple.TV. This $149 box (plus $59 a year for service) bridges the gap between the various devices you already own and the world of broadcast television. It allows you to access the plethora of content available via unencrypted digital cable, or for free via an antenna, on just about any device you own -- tablet, smartphone, PC or even a TV. Sounds pretty great, huh? But does it deliver? And can it replace your cable box and the high-priced service that goes with it? Just click on through, and you'll find out.

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Scores

Engadget

60
 

Breakdown

Storage capacity
4.0
Design and form factor
6.7
Expandability
8.0
Ease of use
7.3
Other features (networking, etc.)
6.7
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Specs

Simple.TV

Type
High def DVR (1)
Service type
Standalone
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Specs

Simple.TV

Type
High def DVR (1)
Service type
Standalone
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