Elgato EyeTV app adds iPad streaming

Nick Spence
22 June, 2010
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Elgato, maker Mac hardware and software for TV viewing and recording, has updated its EyeTV iPhone app to add support for iPad.

The universal version 1.1 is optimised to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen and improved video playback capabilities.

The app gives full access to the Program Guide in the EyeTV Mac software for streaming live or recorded shows locally or from outside your network. You can also use it to remotely schedule upcoming shows for recording.

On a local Wi-Fi network, no configuration should be needed. If you want to connect from elsewhere, Elgato’s free My EyeTV locator service can automatically find the path to your Mac back at home (although you may need to fiddle with some router settings to get everything to work).

EyeTV costs $5.99, but 1.1 is a free update for existing owners. For streaming TV, you’ll need an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, EyeTV 3.3.3 or higher and, a compatible TV tuner such as the EyeTV DTT Deluxe. For live TV streaming over a 3G connection, Elgato recommends its Turbo.264 HD encoding hardware.

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  1. Paul says:

    Great, until you realize you need a mac (and a fairly recent one at that) running all the time just so you can watch TV.
    Running another box (mac) if you want to edit, burn to disk etc is fine, but if you just want live TV on your iPad with no extra’s at all, having the mac running in the background is stupid and very non-green.

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