Elgato’s updated EyeTV app now supports streaming to Apple’s revolutionary iPad

Elgato today announced the immediate availability of version 1.1 of their popular EyeTV app for iPhone which brings live TV streaming over Wi-Fi or 3G connections to the iPad. In updating the EyeTV app to support the iPad, Elgato optimized the app to take advantage of the iPad’s much larger, high resolution screen and its superb video playback capabilities. The result is full-screen playback – on the patio or on-the-go. EyeTV 1.1 is a “Universal App” which works on both iPhones and iPads, and is a free update for existing owners.

Turn an iPad into the ultimate portable television The EyeTV app running on the iPad or iPhone works in tandem with the user’s Macintosh at home to stream high quality live or recorded TV anywhere. In addition, the app gives full access to EyeTV’s program guide for finding something to watch and the ability to remotely schedule upcoming shows for recording.

Setting up EyeTV for iPhone/iPad is easy: On a local Wi-Fi network no configuration is needed. When connecting from elsewhere, Elgato’s free “My EyeTV” locator service can automatically find the path to the Mac back at home.

EyeTV for iPhone is a universal app and requires a Mac computer running EyeTV 3.4 and configured with a compatible TV tuner device. Streaming live TV requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. For sending the live signal over a 3G connection, Elgato recommends the Elgato Turbo.264 HD which enables “adaptive streaming” for the best picture possible under varying network speeds.

EyeTV for iPhone 1.1 is available from the App Store at a price of $4.99. The update is free for existing EyeTV for iPhone customers. EyeTV 3.4 is available as a free update for EyeTV 3 users. Elgato EyeTV tuners are available at the Elgato Online Store, at Apple retail stores and from local Mac resellers.

More info and download link via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

Source: Elgato


  1. The new app is working well here. The jittery picture happens on rare occasions, but tapping on the fast forward control usually seems to fix it. I suspect the problem occurs when the WiFi signal is weak.

    I’m sending programming from DirecTV and an off-the-air antenna to my iPad and iPod Touch. The WiFi mode works well at home and away, and 3G reception works okay in the car where 3G service is available. The new iPad app has separate bit-rate controls for each connection mode which simplifies operation.

    Overall, EyeTV is my favorite iOS app. It is the main reason I’ll stick with AT&T;’s old unlimited iPad data plan.

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