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Version 5 Beta Begins!

 
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Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by Will Price » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:54 pm

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.

Thank you.

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by wbarker20635 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:46 am

Is the beta still going? The last version I received by TestFlight has expired. Thanks!

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by Will Price » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:36 am

We paused the beta in January to add some major new functionality. We expect the beta to resume in about a month.

5.0 is going to be a huge release.

Thank you.

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by smerenkov2857 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:05 pm

How can I request to be included in the v5 beta?

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by Will Price » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:05 pm

We are still adding people to the beta. The beta is indeed slowly resuming as per my prior post. I'm adding a couple people a day at this point, and will be ramping up to full beta over the course of a month or so. The way to request access remains as per above. Make sure you're (1) using the Home app, and (2) have active Simple Service.

Thank you.

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by pspice73906 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:29 pm

Hi, is there any news on how version 5 is progressing and when it is likely to be released.
Thanks
Paul

 
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Re: Version 5 Beta Begins!

Post by Will Price » Thu May 25, 2017 8:38 am

We're definitely in full swing on the beta now. We're still adding people every day so if interested please use the method above. I'll probably schedule the release after WWDC either for Summer or Fall depending on how many changes come out of WWDC that we feel need to be reflected in 5.0. We just established a Slack chat channel for beta testers which should be a great way to improve the feedback process.

Thank you.


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