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Simian Now!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017 10:53AM MST

Simian Now! is an iOS app for downloading reel presentations offline (no internet connection required) and presenting media with Apple TV via AirPlay.

Download Simian Now! from the App Store.

Compatibility Requirements:
• iOS 7.0 or later

Compatibility Devices:
• iPhone
• iPad
• iPod Touch

  1. Download a Presentation
  2. Play a Presentation
  3. Manage and Edit Presentations
  4. 360º/VR Playback
  5. Cast to Apple TV via AirPlay

 

Download a Presentation

  1. Create a reel presentation or open an existing reel presentation in a mobile browser.
  2. Click the hamburger menu on the top right of the browser.
  3. Click Download to iPhone to automatically open Simian Now! and begin downloading the presentation.

If there is no download option at the top of the screen:

  1. Copy the full URL from the mobile browser.
  2. Open the Simian Now! app.
  3. Click the + icon on the main presentations screen.
  4. Paste the URL in the prompt.
  5. Click Download.

Note: Downloads must be enabled on the Reel Presentation.

 

Play a Presentation

  1. From the main presentations screen, select a presentation thumbnail.
  2. Click a video thumbnail to view a single spot.
  3. Click Play All to play all media consecutively.

 

Manage and Edit Presentations

To reorder presentations:

  1. From the main presentation screen, press the Reorder button.
  2. Drag presentations into the desired order.
  3. Click Done.

To reorder playback within a presentation:

  1. From the main presentations screen, select a presentation thumbnail.
  2. Press the Reorder button at the top of the screen.
  3. Drag media into the desired order.
  4. Click Done.

To delete a presentation:

  1. From the main presentations screen, swipe the presentation left.
  2. Click the Delete button.

Note: Deleting a presentation only deletes it from the Simian Now! app, the presentation is not deleted from your account.

To delete media within a presentation:

  1. From the main presentations screen, select a presentation thumbnail.
  2. Swipe the media left.
  3. Click the Delete button.

Note: Deleting media only deletes it from the Simian Now! app, the media is not deleted from your account.

360º/VR Playback

To view a 360º/VR video:

  1. Download a reel presentation with a 360º/VR video included.
  2. Be sure that that 360º/VR has been enabled for the media.
  3. If 360º/VR was not enabled prior to downloading the reel presentation, re-download the presentation.

Note: Viewing a 360º/VR video is no different than playing any other presentation, however, the playback experience can be controlled by swiping the screen or tilting the phone in different directions.

To view in a VR headset:

  1. Click the goggles icon on the video screen.
  2. Place iPhone in your VR headset.

 

Cast to Apple TV via Airplay

  1. Turn on Apple TV.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone/iPad.
  3. Turn on AirPlay Mirroring on your iPhone/iPad.
  4. Launch the Simian Now! pp.

Tip: Turn iPhone/iPad to landscape mode to view full screen.

 

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