We’ve just started beta for Simple Control Home 5! Numerous major features have been added, and more are being added regularly. We’re looking for people willing to install 2-3 updates per week, a very simple process via Apple’s TestFlight service.
Not all features are implemented yet, but we’re opening up the beta as we feel it’s stable for daily usage and will continue to be through the release. Advantages for you include early access to a great deal of new functionality, and a direct feedback line that has a very high probability that your feedback gets analyzed and resolved.
If you’re interested in participating, please use the Contact Support button inside the app so we can verify the kinds of devices you’ll be testing with and just write that you’re interested in beta access in the note and if you’re running Simple Hub, which platform you use for that. If you were previously in our beta program, it is likely you’ll need to request we add you again. Simple Control Home and active Simple Service 3/20/100 are required for the beta. iOS 10 is required.
Special device notes: The following devices are of particular interest as we look for beta testers this round: HDHomeRun, HomeKit devices, recent (especially 2016) Denon/Marantz H series receiver models, Chromecast devices. Users currently running a Simple Hub on iOS, tvOS, or macOS are ideal. Hub beta updates will also be issued through beta. Major Alexa enhancements will be part of the Hub beta.