EyeTV for iPhone now offers live streaming over Wi-Fi, 3G
The application lets Elgato EyeTV users view TV recordings wherever they are. EyeTV also gives users on the go control over remote recording and scheduling as well as providing a TV guide.
Version 1.0.2 of Elgato's EyeTV application enables streaming of live TV signals over Wi-Fi as well as 3G connections. The 3G option was previously only available unofficially via a “backdoor” that led to the EyeTV application being temporarily withdrawn from the App Store. In the U.S., iPhone service provider AT&T started allowing apps to stream video over 3G earlier this year.
Setting up EyeTV for iPhone is easy, according to Elgato. On a local Wi-Fi network, no configuration is needed. For 3G or Wi-Fi connections to a remote Mac, Elgato offers the free My Eye TV locator utility.
Available from the App Store, EyeTV for iPhone costs $5 and requires the iPhone 3.1.2 Software Update or later. EyeTV for iPhone 1.0.2 is available as a free update for existing customers.
Elgato notes the application requires a Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo or better running EyeTV 3.3.3 or higher and a compatible TV tuner. For sending the live signal over a 3G connection, Elgato recommends Turbo.264 HD which enables adaptive streaming for the best picture possible under varying network speeds.