A Simple.TV network connected DVR lets you watch, pause, and record free over-the-air HDTV! Now watch your favorite live and recorded television shows from anywhere around the world! With Simple.TV and an HDTV antenna, you can cut the cord and ditch your cable provider, while still enjoying your favorite broadcast TV shows! Simple.TV is a full featured DVR with all the bells and whistles, a rich EPG (electronic program guide) to browse what’s on, and series recording so that your favorite shows will be ready when you are. Record two shows at once while watching another with our dual-tuner DVR model. Now you can turn your Windows desktop into an on-demand television that fits anywhere in your home or follows you around the world so you never miss your favorite television shows! IMPORTANT NOTE: This companion app *requires* a Simple.TV DVR (purchased separately) on your home network. Don't have a Simple.TV DVR yet? Learn more at COMPATIBLE OS: * Windows 8.1 COMPATIBLE SIMPLE.TV DEVICES * Simple.TV DVR (first generation) * Simple.TV (second generation dual-tuner model)

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Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

This release includes updated show details and various bug fixes.


  • Requires Simple.TV DVR (purchased separately) on your home network
  • Record your favorite television episodes and series with just a tap
  • Watch your live and recorded TV shows from anywhere with an Internet connection
  • Rich EPG (electronic programming guide) helps you find hot new shows and old favorites
  • Pin television shows directly to your Start screen so they're never more than a tap or swipe away

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Notes Not specified
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
Notes Simple.TV Dual-Tuner DVR

Additional info

Published by
Really Simple Software, Inc.
Copyright © Simple.TV 2014

Approximate download size
1.32 MB - 2.13 MB


This app can
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device network services

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Additional terms
Simple.TV privacy policy

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Platform: PC

Keeps crashing

It doesn't work. Application won't show guide data and keeps crashing when trying to bring up the information on a recorded program. Need to use web browser interface, the store app is broken!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

How about you guys just make it work first?

Video falls out of sync with audio very often. Sometimes jumping around the time line for the show will correct it, most times you have to close, open again, then find your spot on the time line. Don't worry about that last part as you'll get good it since you'll have to do it every 10-15 minutes or less. Here's a clue for the Dev: Make the basic functionality of that app work first, FLAWLESSLY, then add in all the other garbage Dev's do (I know because I am one too). Once basic playback works all the time, every time, then you can add in the extra junk. Do us all a favor and start there.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Ok app for simple TV owners

This app is pretty good for playing your recorded shows but I can't figure out how to delete shows or change DVRs.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great product!

Worthy of its' name Simple TV! Remotely accessible from a variety of devices makes this my only choice to manage my recordings and watch all my tv shows. Couple of wishes....skip fast forward to breeze through commercial and perhaps cloud storage ability.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Works Good. Well Ok, Well better now.

My initial review is below. I returned my unit for replacement. The new unit works much better. I still have two issues. One, the unit refuses to spin the drive down, when idle. I have tried 3 different ones. Two, when you play a recording and stop, the unit forever stays at that spot on the file with drive activity continuous l even after logging out or closing the program. This could be a firmware bug, since it also happens using the web app. Must reset unit to stop. Not as responsive to touch as the mouse. The areas on the screen where there scroll bars are hidden don't show up to touch. I didn't see a place for viewing the upcoming recorded settings. I set a program to record at a future date but couldn't find a way to confirm the settings. So far it works well on. My network just haven't had the chance to try it from outside. I have used it a while, the playback controls dont work. Can't skip ahead or back except to the beginning.. needs to be fixed.

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Had a difficult time with playback and real time viewing with first app I downloaded on my Windows Phone. I've since reloaded (the phone completely) and this problem has been cured. Hardware receiver still hangs occasionally and won't respond. Wish this could be reset remotely.

7 out of 10 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Good so far. Easy to use on phone and desktop.

3 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Initial Review

Easy to navigate and so far no problems. Does not have the option to delete a show, at least not that I have found yet. All in all good app.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Works Great!

HD video streams great and all for FREE!!!! I love it. It's awesome to be able to watch the Network channels on my computer as well as my Roku and phone. I did have to test a few antennas until I found one that worked for me but it's all working great now. I would recommend to anyone wanting to "cut the cord".

3 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Better than expected

Plays well, and has good interface. I'd luv to have a 30 sec skip on recorded videos tho.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.



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