As you build your Simple Control system, you’ll want to add a Simple Service subscription, which provides device licenses and also amazing program and media guides that allow second screen surfing of your favorite content.
We Have Your Size
A Simple Service subscription adds immense capability to Simple Control. Choose a subscription level to match your needs, from a single room to a whole home AV and smart device control system. Subscriptions are available for 3 devices, 20 devices or up to 100 devices and are available with monthly billing or discounted annual billing.
Guides Shouldn’t Block Your View
All of our Simple Service subscriptions include full guides right on your phone or tablet, not on your TV screen blocking your favorite show. Once you experience having your guides on a second screen in the palm of your hand, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Simple Service includes TV schedules and guides for 34 countries.
DISH, DirecTV and TiVo DVR Guide
Simple Service supports the most popular set-top boxes including DISH Network, DirecTV and TiVo, and includes the ability to browse and play programs recorded on your DVR. Never miss a moment with the new DVR recording and schedule editing capabilities for DISH and TiVo models.
Apple TV and iTunes Media Guides
Simple Control is the only system in the industry with full Apple TV media guides using direct network control, providing access to all of your Apple TV and iTunes content. Also provided are iTunes media guides with full Airplay control for audio and video. iTunes and supported Apple TV models are integrated seamlessly to allow multiple iTunes video streams to multiple Apple TV units in your home, without needing any explicit Airplay settings. Browse Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, iTunes U courses, and even iTunes Radio. Play items with live feedback right on your phone or tablet for album/show artwork, progress, and scrubbing control.
Simple Control is one of the few systems to provide control over Sonos systems and groups, and Simple Service adds a Sonos media guide for the large amount of content available to it. The Sonos media guide can browse the music library, manage the queue, control iTunes playlists, tune Sonos Radio or Pandora stations, access the line-in inputs, search, create Pandora stations, and more.
Kodi and Plex Media Guides
Simple Service also brings an integrated second screen experience to Kodi and Plex with a complete media guide for playlists with cover art when available, and access to the entire file system with instant control over active media.
Kaleidescape Movie Guide
Kaleidescape movies are tightly integrated with complete browsing of all titles, episodes, and scenes. Detailed movie information from Kaleidescape is viewable within Simple Control with the media guide linked to provide additional information.
Dune and Mede8er Media Guides
Popular media players like Dune HD and Mede8er X3D, the gold standards of format compatibility, are now integrated with the best content with full media guides. Simple Service integrates our Kodi media guide with Dune and Mede8er players, providing transparent playback of content from your NAS.
Personalized Program Guides for Cable, Satellite and Antenna
Simple Service provides integrated cable, satellite and antenna television listings for the US, UK, Canada and 31 other countries and puts them right on your phone or tablet. Your listings can be personalized with favorite channels, and automatically integrated with your devices to tune channels directly. Information on each show provides episode tracking, descriptions, Next On schedules, cast and crew information and photos, and detailed talent biographies and filmographies.
A Companion App for your Wrist
With any Simple Service subscription, you also have access to our amazing WatchOS app. We have taken the most useful features of Simple Control and put them right on your wrist.
iBeacon Proximity Control
Simple Control breaks new ground with industry leading proximity automation. Using Apple’s iBeacon standards, Simple Control turns any supported iOS device into a location aware iBeacon. Third-party dedicated iBeacons such as Estimote can also be used to designate rooms in your home. When an iBeacon broadcasts a room’s proximity, Simple Control is able to switch to that room automatically when you enter it. There is no longer a need to find the room in your list of rooms as you walk around your house. Proximity Detection rules allow designating actions like “turn on this room’s lights when my iPhone comes within 4 meters of this iPad.” Or the reverse such as “turn off the lights when my iPhone leaves this room.”
Triggers and Time Triggers
Turn on the TV with your Lutron keypad. Close the shades at 6pm. Turn off all lights and TVs when your Nest is set to Away mode. Turn everything off in 60 minutes. Commands based on external trigger devices like Lutron RadioRA 2, Vera, ISY and others can trigger Simple Control actions. Time of day and number of minutes can also be used to trigger actions.
Clock and Alarms
A full size clock display turns Simple Control into a wall clock or bedside alarm clock. Integrated alarm functionality executes commands to any of your Simple Control devices at designated times. For example, you can automatically open your drapes and turn on your lights every morning. Simple Control’s alarm provides multiple alarm sounds, snooze, and activation by day of week.
Backup and Restore
One button backup and restore of your configurations is included with Simple Service. Recovery Links are provided to allow easy switching between configurations and recovering your configuration for a fresh installation.
Simple Control now allows remote access so you can control your entire home while your away. Record your favorite show from the beach. Or, turn-up the heat when you’re on your way home from vacation. Whatever comes up, and wherever you may be, you’ll hold the control to make things right. (The remote access feature requires both Simple Hub software running on a Mac, Apple TV, or a dedicated Simple Hub appliance, and a Simple Service subscription.)