The app that turns your iPhone or iPad into an amazingly powerful universal controller, Roomie Remote now has a new name, Simple Control.
“Prior purchases of the app grant credit for a 3 Device Pack (regardless of whether you originally purchased 2 or 3.) For new users, one media player or set top device may be added without guides prior to purchase.”
Along with the relaunch comes a raft of new and improved features including iPad multitasking support and a new Apple Watch App that uses the digital crown to control the volume of your telly. Check out the full details below.
New Features with Simple Service or Roomie Service:
- watchOS 2 App: Completely reimagined, Simple Control for Apple Watch is a major leap forward for ease of use and quick accessibility for AV Control and Automation (watchOS 2 is required.) Among many new features,the Digital Crown can now be used to control volume.
- Notification Center: The core of the current Virtual Remote is now provided in the iOS Notification Center including the Top Bar, Directional Pad, and a subset of the Play Pad.
- DirecTV DVR Folders: DVR recordings are now organized by program.
- Dropcam Images: Display refreshable still images for all Dropcams.
- Secure Pairing: When paired with Simple Sync (formerly Roomie Agent), configuration synchronization is now secured with explicit approval for new members from existing unlocked members.
New Features with Simple Service:
- Remote Access: All Commands, Activities, and even Feedback to and from your devices now works remotely outside your local network when securely paired with Simple Sync.
- iPad Multitasking: Many iOS 9 enhancements including support for iPad Multitasking. Resize automatically to occupy only part of your screen on supported iOS devices.
- Spotlight: Activities are now indexed on your device allowing search and Activity execution from the iOS search page on iOS 9.
- Sonos Favorites: Now accessible via the Sonos Media Guide.
- Dropbox Link: Simple Control now requests only enough permission to access a dedicated app folder located in your Dropbox at Apps > Simple Control. Because older versions requested full access to the Dropbox before Dropbox allowed constrained access, your configuration must be moved to the new location either manually or by making a new Backup. Any link to Dropbox from a prior release must be re-established.
- Plex Pass Compatibility: Latest version of Plex requiring authentication is now supported.
- WeMo Discovery: Belkin WeMo devices updated to the latest firmware are now auto-discovered.
- Full Screen Remote Designs: Editor now provides the ability to customize the entire screen with Mapped Remotes and custom buttons on iPad screens.
- TiVo Multiple Connections: The old TiVo protocol is no longer used with Roamio/Premiere models thus enabling multiple simultaneous connections.
- DIAL Launching: Apps on many TVs and Media Players may now be launched using the DIAL protocol via the +DIAL APP LAUNCH command.