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Simple Audio develops new iPad app and updates Roomplayer

Simple Audio is developing a new iPad app for its wireless HD multiroom music system, along with several updates to its Roomplayer music streamer.

The revamped iPad app has improved artwork and has been designed to make it easier for customers to play and discover music and manage their playlists. At the same time, Simple Audio has updated the app for Windows and Mac OSX with new search options, seek capabilitty and DynamicQ functionality.

Additional improvements to the Simple Audio system include direct NAS (Network Attached Storage device) support, so you can access music on a NAS drive directly from your iPad without having to switch on a computer.

MORE: Read our Simple Audio Roomplayer 1 review

And USB support allows control of music stored on the stick and inserted into the player via the apps.

Simple Audio says it has made "massive improvements" to the Deezer in-app integration, with artist biographies and discographies, playlists and personalised music recommendations.

Existing owners will get an email alert when the upgrades are available if they sign up for the company's mailing list on the Simple Audio website.

MORE: Simple Audio sold to US company Corsair

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.