EyeTV App Debuts in App Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

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    Elgato Systems, the maker of TV software and tuners for the Mac, has announced that its EyeTV app is now available in the App Store. The app is made to work in conjunction with a Mac running the EyeTV software and its features are as follows:

    - Watch live TV and change channels anywhere (Wi-Fi connection required)
    - Watch your EyeTV recordings
    - Browse the comprehensive Program Guide
    - Start recordings back home on your Mac immediately or schedule them for later.
    - View and edit your recording schedules

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    The companion Mac used with the app must be running the EyeTV software, version 3.2 - which was just released today - or higher and it must have a compatible TV tuner connected to it. In order to view streaming live TV on an iPhone with the EyeTV app, the companion Mac must have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better.

    The EyeTV app costs $4.99 and can be found in the App Store here (link opens iTunes).

    Article Link: EyeTV App Debuts in App Store
  2. DMann macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    This is very cool, and will be a great alternative to SlingPlayer.
  3. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    I like it so far - looks very slick and Live TV streaming is just great via home network.

    the 'back to my EyeTV' service wouldn't work behind my router - haven't had time to manually set port forwarding up yet so I can't test it out while away from home.

    Hope the App gets remote controll for EyeTV
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I was surprised that Elgato is charging for this because I thought it would be a simple remote changing App, but live tv on my phone? Amazing. I'm getting it right now.
  5. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    But that's only over your home wifi network, no?

    So does this mean I can be at work and use my iPhone to schedule to record a programme that my sleeping mac will then wake-up and record?
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    You don't have to be connected to your home network. You just have to be connected to a Wi-Fi network (not 3G) to watch live TV.
  7. dbwie macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM, USA

    If I'm on a wifi network outside of my house, does my Mac need to be turned on and not in sleep mode at home in order for this to work? Can the Elgato device be turned on while the computer is off? (I don't have one of these, but have been considering getting one).
  8. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Wonder if the home TV must be watching what the iPhone is seeing, or if dual tuners could come into play???

    Sounds like a pretty cool app...
  9. electroshock macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    I'm not sure of details about how this stuff works (though I do have the Elgato USB device) yet. But doubt this works if the Mac is off because the USB device requires a running OS for it to read data off the TV connection and process it.

    I can say for sure the Elgato stuff is solid on my MBP and works well. Looking forward to seeing it serving as a proxy for my iPhone.
  10. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Not working for me - I'm getting "Router incompatible" even though Elgato says the Apple Airport Express is fine.

    "Ensure NAT-PMP and UPnP are activated." Didn't realise I'd need an IT degree...
  11. iBungie macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm having the same problem

  12. hawaiipoolman macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    best thing is connect360 now works alongside eyetv sharing
  13. hawaiipoolman macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    does eyetv need to be running on my mac for this to work, or can i remotely start it using the app?
  14. sk8mash macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2007
    The app must be open, but you don't have to have a channel open.
  15. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2007
    Vienna Austria Europe
    It does not work here. EyeTV 3.2 running on my MBP, iPhone access enabled in settings, WiFi okay, but I am only getting this message ("cannot find EyeTV in network") like in the screenshot. Rebooted iPhone twice: NADA.

    Edit: Problem solved. Look here.

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  16. jointsmoking macrumors regular

    May 21, 2009
  17. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    What's the program guide like? I've missed having a program guide on my iPhone since What's On changed their interface.
  18. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
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  19. Tomar macrumors member

    May 21, 2008
    How do people like this app/hardware versus the slingbox?
  20. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I've never owned a slingbox, and remote viewing is a cool feature I'll use only occasionally, but I've been VERY happy with my EyeTV Hybrid and EyeTV 2 and 3 software. I'll be buying this app for sure--I'm just waiting to let the early adopters be the guinea pigs for Eye TV 3.2 :)
  21. laxlaxlax macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Ummm little help... can't get past the "passcode" screen.
  22. sk8mash macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2007
    Restart your mac.
  23. orson3g macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Am I missing something or is this pretty useless for DirecTV customers? Don't get me wrong, I am sure this app is awesome. But I don't see how I would change channels via my iPhone since everything is through a box. Is there a workaround? I'd like the ability to use this, but without channel swapping abilities I'm afraid it's useless for satellite and cable box customers.
  24. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Works great here too. I'm currently streaming across AT&T's 3G network (eat that, AT&T).

    I love El Gato. :)

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