EyeTV 3.4 - Free Software Update for Live or Recorded TV on Apple®’s iPad
Munich / San Francisco, CA - May 24, 2010 - Today, Elgato released EyeTV 3.4, a free software update for all EyeTV 3 users, which adds optimized support for playback on iPad. The new version features one-click export of recorded television shows, automatically creating HD video files optimized for superb quality playback on the iPad’s high resolution screen. EyeTV 3.4 also includes support for streaming of live TV to the iPad using the EyeTV app for iPhone/iPad, which will be available on the iTunes App Store in the near future.
Easy, Beautiful Exports: Set it and forget it
EyeTV makes it easy to record individual shows or entire series with its Smart Guides and Smart Series features. Recordings can now be automatically converted to iPad format and added to iTunes, ready for syncing. EyeTV's one-click export buttons in the toolbar can be configured to export to iPad-optimized format (as well as iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV). Recordings exported to iPad format from EyeTV are displayed with elegant cover art and rich program details, including series and episode descriptions, movie summaries and cast descriptions, and even parental ratings (where available).
TV Streaming for iPad and iPhone
EyeTV 3.4 adds support for the forthcoming version 1.1 of the EyeTV app which streams live or recorded TV to the iPad, over Wi-Fi or 3G networks. The EyeTV App (EUR 3.99, a free update for current owners) will be available on the iTunes App Store in the next few days. The EyeTV app is a universal app, meaning it also works with both iPod touch and iPhone, rounding out our EyeTV’s complete support for all Apple mobile devices. With EyeTV 3.4 and the EyeTV app, the iPad becomes the ultimate portable television.
IceTV Program Guide in New Zealand
EyeTV 3.4 also incorporates support for the IceTV electronic program guide service in New Zealand. EyeTV 3.4 includes a free 3 month trial period, valued at $33 NZD. Further information can be found at the IceTV New Zealand web site, http://nz.icetv.com.au
EyeTV 3.4 is a universal application, which works on both Power PC and Intel Macs. An Intel Mac is required for streaming to the iPhone app. Note that EyeTV 3.4 is the last version that will support PowerPC Macs. Future software updates will require an Intel Mac. EyeTV 3.4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, and we recommend Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later with all software and security updates installed.
Pricing & Availability
EyeTV 3.4 is available for immediate download at http://www.elgato.com as a free update for EyeTV 3 users. It is also available for purchase at the Elgato online store, with the suggested retail price at EUR 79.95/GBP 59.95.
Elgato is the home of internationally acclaimed EyeTV, the world’s leading television solution for Mac computers. Elgato produces award-winning TV software together with a complete range of TV tuners and recorders, to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on the Mac. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video products. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.
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