Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

EyeTV icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Turn your Mac into the coolest television in the house. Pause the TV show while you get a snack. Rewind and watch that great play again. Fast forward past the advertisements. Float the EyeTV window on top of other applications to keep an eye on your show while you work or surf the Web, and watch two TV windows Picture-in-Picture.

Version 3.6 (7031)
Developer Elgato
Website http://www.elgato.com/
Status Works fine

0 ratings

System Requirements

EyeTV 3.6 and all future EyeTV updates are only available for Mac computers with an Intel processor. PowerPC processors are no longer supported. EyeTV 3.6 will work on an Intel Mac with OS X 10.5.8 or higher. However, we recommend OS X 10.8.2 or later with all software and security updates installed.

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[ Gerry]GerryAnonymous 19 Feb 2012 23:09

I have EyeTV 3.5.4 (6786) and Lion 10.7.2 on a new mac mini server with a 310 sat receiver and a DTT usb. EyeTV has become very unstable and crashes regularly - especially if live tv is being recorded when we watch a recorded show. I love EyeTV but I am getting asked for alternatives….

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[ Tim]TimAnonymous 02 Mar 2012 00:24

@Gerry: Had severe audio/osx crashes with EyeTV 3.5.4 (6786) and Lion 10.7.3 with EyeTV Sat. I have resolved by Lion clean install via Recovery Partion and additionally setting Deinterlace to to progressive scan for both Standard and HDTV. Seems stable now.

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[ Alexander Vollelv]Alexander VollelvNightScope 18 Mar 2012 14:38

Never had a problem with Eyetv 3 on Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8 Dev preview 2)

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[ sjosen]sjosenAnonymous 11 Jul 2012 17:45

I can't turn on iPhone support on Mountain Lion 12A269

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[ eyeWatchU]eyeWatchUAnonymous 25 Jul 2012 11:34

sometimes had an issue with eyetv opening all recordings into play mode. So I had twenty movie windows playing simultaneously (more or less). Happens after a reboot and the restart of eyeTV. Maybe this is because of the changed behavior of 10.7. where the system opens formerly opened docs again. Does not make sense for eyeTV. Hope it gets fixed soon.

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[ Patrick Redmond]Patrick RedmondAnonymous 26 Jul 2012 20:47

OK Eye TV 2.5.3 running on 10.6.8. The Elgato Eye TV 3 does not work and it's becoming a frustrating process. So will my DTT stick work with v3? how do I upgrade, why isn't technical support better? Sort it out guys, an upgrade should not be this painful.

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[ ](account deleted) 16 Aug 2012 17:23

EyeTV DTT 3.5.5 loses many, if not all channels when backup drive is plugged into the Firewire 800 port. This happens with Lion 10.7.4 and Mountain Lion 10.8. Unmounting the drive does not cure the problem. EyeTV only starts work normally again when the Firewire lead is disconnected.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Alastair]AlastairAnonymous 21 May 2011 13:44

On both by 2008 MacBook Pro and 2010 iMac, EyeTV isn't working with the built-in optical (Digital Out) sound. The error I get is: "EyeTV didn’t manage to acquire the digital audio output (0x77686f3f).". Anyone else with this problem?

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[ t.zumtobel]t.zumtobelAnonymous 02 Jul 2011 19:32

Does not work. Application window does not start.

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[ mactoxi]mactoxiAnonymous 10 Jul 2011 16:24

the same Problem here with iMac Late 2009, OS X 10.7.

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[ annekat]annekatAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 15:01

eyetv (and iTunes!) seems broken with latest 10.6.8 update:
no sound if you have previously read an Hd stream (be it dtv channel or iTunes / PLEX movie).
Apple bug is opened since mid-july.
I guess this will not be resolved soon in SL, and not in Lion before next update if they share the same sound codebase…

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[ smohme]smohmeAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 16:06

I am running 10.6.8 and have no problems with EyeTV running.

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[ Marie]MarieAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 17:07

EyeTV works fine on my 2011 iMac, however in the old Spaces I had it selected to be open in "all spaces". I have selected the same option in Lion, by right clicking on the EyeTV icon in the dock and selecting Options and All Desktops, however EyeTV doesn't open in all desktops.

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[ nick]nickAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 19:11

Installed EyeTV 3.5.3 on a freshly installed Lion (no upgrade) and agreed to install the EyeTV upgrade right after the 3.5.3 installation. My EyeTV Sat didn't find any channels, neither by auto-tuning nor manually. I tried several times. EyeTV couldn't be quit, only killed.

Deinstalled (moved to trash), rebooted, installed 3.5.3 again and now auto-tuning finds loads of channels.

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[ PierMAC]PierMACAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 17:39

Lion and EyeTV 3.5.3 - iPhone/iPad Access doesn't work

Impossible to access the EyeTV from EyeTV App for iPhone/iPad

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MarcMarcAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 17:56

Works fine here after upgrade from SL to Lion. Macbook pro mid 2010.

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[ John]JohnAnonymous 28 Jul 2011 03:37

I just installed EyeTV 3.5.3 on a brand new Mini running Lion. I didn't have any setup problems whatsoever. The installation went smoothly, it found my HDHomeRun tuner, found all the channels, etc. However, recorded TV shows are jumpy during playback, and it gets worse when another show is being recorded at the same time. I didn't have any problems like this with my old Mini running Snow Leopard. The new Mini has a much faster processor, and the hard drive should at least be comparable in speed (both are 5400 RPM drives). Not sure what is going on here…

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[ Jonathan]JonathanAnonymous 29 Jul 2011 22:15

Installed today on my iMac fresh build of Lion and no issue. I'm using 2x Elgato Hybrid tuners. Was able to tune, get schedule, edit previously recorded shows and export. Able to watch 2 shows live with one recording, 1 show converting to stream and streaming one to an iPad. I still love my EyeTV!!

Using version 3.5.3 (6742)

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[ Mike]MikeAnonymous 31 Jul 2011 17:06

Just installed 3.5.3 on Lion and recorded from DirecTV. Works fine.

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[ ]UpQuark77 13 Aug 2011 01:42

Works fine on SL for me. iMac i7, 10.6.8 EyeTV 3.5.3 (6747)

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[ Paul]PaulAnonymous 15 Aug 2011 00:20

when playing flash video in web browser and the launching eyetv, audio on both is knocked out and the only solution is to restart computer to restore audio. I have a macbook late 2008 with Lion and the latest flash updates from adobe and problem still occurs as of August 14, 2011.

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[ Owen]OwenAnonymous 17 Aug 2011 11:24

I have had a long term problem with EyeTV using Digital output. Sometimes another device has taken control of the sound and hasn't surendered it, so no sound out. This problem has existed for several years, and appears to be a hardware issue. Other times digital sound will work for a long time, then abruptly the computer will crash. I have learned to treat digital sound with caution.

MacBook 2008 + iMac 2006, constantly updated OS

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[ Jimmy]JimmyAnonymous 17 Aug 2011 16:55

same issue as John above - EyeTV on a 2011 Mac Mini Base - EyeTV recordings are choppy at times…

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[ Frederic BERNARD]Frederic BERNARDAnonymous 19 Aug 2011 18:34

Is the old 2.5.3 version of Eyetv compatible with Mac OS Lion (10.7)??

My current 2.5.3 version stopped working after I upgraded to Lion. Why is that?

Don't tell me I have to purchase Eyetv 3 for using Eyetv with Lion?!

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[ geohough]geohoughAnonymous 20 Aug 2011 17:55

As stated by PierMAC above, I find that while EyeTV 3.5.3 works fine under Lion, attempting to view data from my iPad via the EyeTV app will crash the EyeTV on my Mac. Note that I can log in and view the schedule from the iPad - it only causes EyetTV to crash when I try to view any program. I found the same thing happening under 7.0 and 7.1.

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[ David]DavidAnonymous 05 Sep 2011 01:18

I'm running 2.5.3 on Lion 7.1 with an older hdhomerun. Mostly fine but jumpy.

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[ Zeta]ZetaAnonymous 05 Sep 2011 20:44

iphone, ipad live view crashes EyeTv on Lion 7,1 - recordings play fine

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[ Kevin Futter]Kevin FutterAnonymous 11 Sep 2011 00:59

It seems the 'compact' feature for editing out ads no longer works. When I select it after marking all the cut regions, nothing happens! I'm on a new Mac mini with 10.7.1, EyeTV 3.5.3.

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richBradrichBradAnonymous 04 Nov 2011 23:31

Version 2.5.3 doesn't work.

New iMac i7 running Lion 10.7.2 - old EyeTV 500 (with version 1 of the software) is incompatible but, luckily for me (I thought), a friend gifted me an EyeTV Hybrid with version 2.3 software. Unfortunately, I can't set up either the Hybrid or my old 500; the software blanks at "now connect your EyeTV" (the next button remains greyed out) and I cannot proceed. So far, Elgato's technical support has been unhelpful, after updating to version 2.5.3 just suggesting that "You may need to upgrade to version 3" (and pay the upgrade fee, of course).

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