EyeTV 3.3 conquers 3G iPhone video streaming

In October, Elgato's original EyeTV for iPhone (iTunes link) allowed streaming video over a 3G network connection via a backdoor, which broke the iPhone OS SDK rules and Apple yanked EyeTV from the App Store. A later version of EyeTV removed the backdoor, and the world assumed that 3G network streaming in EyeTV was gone forever.

However, yesterday Elgato proved the assumption premature by releasing EyeTV 3.3 for Mac OS X and a new Elgato Web site.

To use the new video-streaming features of EyeTV, you must update the software to version 3.3. Mobile Safari on your … Read more

EyeTV iPhone app briefly allows 3G video streaming

Elgato's EyeTV iPhone app isn't supposed to allow you to stream video from a computer to your iPhone over a 3G connection, but a recently discovered backdoor exploit allows users of the app's first version to do so anyway.

Apple reacted to the news of the backdoor exploit by quickly pulling the app from the App Store on Saturday. Today, we found out that the app has been restored to the store and was briefly for sale again--an unusual occurrence in the App Store. Elegato's backdoor-free 1.0.1 version is now available in the App … Read more

Elgato releases EyeTV for the iPhone

Elgato has released EyeTV for iPhone and iPod Touch (iTunes link), a new, $4.99 app that connects to any Mac running the latest version of Elgato's EyeTV 3.2 software. The app allows EyeTV users to view TV recordings and live TV from a remote location with one limitation: a Wi-Fi connection is required for viewing live TV. (Restrictions on the app by Apple and AT&T prevent live streaming via 3G.)

The mobile app accesses EyeTV running on a home Mac, allowing users to perform the following actions via their iPhone:

Watch live TV and change … Read more