• Watch TV live and change channels
  • Playback your EyeTV recordings
  • Browse the comprehensive Program Guide
  • Start recordings back home on your Mac immediately or schedule them to record later
  • View and edit your recording schedules
  • Configure your iPad/iPhone automatically for local network use
  • Access the My EyeTV service to find your Mac when you’re away from the home network

EyeTV on your iPhone & iPad

The EyeTV app turns your iPad and iPhone into the ultimate portable television! It works anywhere you have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection to access the EyeTV software and compatible TV hardware running on your Mac at home.


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Simplified Set-Up with My EyeTV

On your local Wi-Fi network no configuration is needed, just turn on iPhone Sharing in EyeTV’s Preferences window. Fully automatic configuration isn’t always possible outside of your local network, please see www.elgato.com/iphonehelp for details. EyeTV uses port 2170.

If you are using the Mac OS X firewall, be sure to allow connections from both EyeTV and EyeConnect. If that doesn’t allow you to connect, try disabling the firewall temporarily.


Technical Information

System Requirements

  • TV tuner hardware, compatible with EyeTV
  • Mac with OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • EyeTV 3.6.5 (or later)
  • Home network with 802.11g (802.11n recommended)
  • iPad Air, iPad (iPad 2 or later), iPad mini, iPhone (iPhone 4S or later) or iPod touch (5th generation) with iOS 7.0.4 or later

This app requires a Mac and is not available on a PC. EyeTV app availability in the App Store is subject to Apple approval and cannot be guaranteed.


"(the) iPad optimized version really takes the portable TV viewing experience to another level. I am very happy with EyeTV and recommend it with no reservations.

Sanjiv Sathiah, Electronista.com

"EyeTV made it incredibly simple to watch and record on my Mac, and to send that content to my iPhone when I'm not near the office."

Steven Sande, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com)

"Elgato’s name brings with it some expectations, and the app meets or exceeds nearly all of them. There’s no question about it, if you have EyeTV on your Mac, then you absolutely need EyeTV for your iPhone. Who needs a Slingbox?"

Jake Gaecke, Appletell

People pay good money for a Slingbox, a piece of dedicated hardware that sits at home and lets you stream TV over the internet to a computer or smartphone. Now, you can use your Mac to do the same thing with the Elgato EyeTV iPhone app.

Christopher Phin, techradar.com

The EyeTV App is a brilliant solution that has clearly been well thought out and designed. It isn’t just another remote control or remote player it is the perfect EyeTV companion. The ability to schedule recordings even when you are miles from your computer is an unexpected bonus to an already brilliant mobile application.

In the “About” section of the mobile app Elgato have inserted the slogan “Turn your Mac into the coolest television in the house.” Well with EyeTV app you can now add the iPhone to that sentence, I love it.

David John, TotalApps.net

The look and feel of the iPhone app is first-rate, with white text on a black background, and with subtle color queues throughout. It's a joy to use... I'm delighted with the possibilities here. If I'm traveling, my iPhone will provide full access to my TV-on-Mac setup at home.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata, TwinCities.com

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