If the thought of watching Murder, She Wrote
on a 3.5-inch screen has you, like, totally psyched, you'll be pleased to know that Elgato has just announced a genuine iPhone / iPod touch app that allows you to view EyeTV
content streamed from your home computer via 3G or WiFi (similar to the Live3G web app
the company debuted late last year). In addition -- this is where things start to get interesting -- the thing will let you browse the Program Guide and manage your recording schedules, launching EyeTV on your Mac at home as needed. If you're an Elgato die-hard, this thing seems to be a no-brainer. Available now in the App Store for $4.99. PR after the break.
EyeTV for iPhone – Live-Streaming Now Over Wi-Fi and 3G Connections
San Francisco, Calif. - (April 5, 2010) – The latest version 1.0.2 of Elgato's EyeTV app enables streaming of live TV signals over Wi-Fi as well as 3G connections. Using the EyeTV app to watch TV on the road no longer requires a Wi-Fi connection. EyeTV for iPhone 1.0.2 is available from the App Store as a free update for existing customers.
Rich feature set, easy setup
Users who run EyeTV 3.3.3 and have a compatible TV tuner can enjoy live TV, watch EyeTV recordings, browse the comprehensive Program Guide and to start recordings on their Macs or schedule them for later. Setting up EyeTV for iPhone is easy: On a local Wi-Fi network no configuration is needed. For 3G or Wi-Fi connections to a remote Mac, Elgato offers "My Eye TV", a free locator utility.
EyeTV for iPhone requires a Mac computer running EyeTV 3.3.3. Streaming TV requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. For sending the live signal over a 3G connection, Elgato recommends the Turbo.264 HD which enables "adaptive streaming" for the best picture possible under varying network speeds.
EyeTV for iPhone 1.0.2 is available from the App Store at a price of US $4.99/ CA $4.99/ 3,99 €/ £2.99/ AU$5.99/ NZ$ 6.49 and as a free update for existing EyeTV for iPhone customers. EyeTV 3.3.3 is available as a free update for EyeTV 3 users. EyeTV tuners are available at the Elgato Online Store (www.elgato.com), at Apple retail stores and from local Mac resellers.
Elgato produces award-winning TV software together with a complete range of TV tuners and capture devices to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on Macs and PCs. Elgato is the home of EyeTV, the world's leading television solution for Mac computers. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video conversion and streaming products. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.