Stream live TV to iPad and iPhone from HDHomeRun

That title will make any Media Center owner do a double take.  Ahhhh, but here is the heartbreak.  A Mac is required.  The new Elgato powered HDHomeRun is compatible with Media Center but you can only stream to the iPad or iPhone if you’re running EyeTV software for Mac.  It’s also a tad pricier than it’s HDHomeRun cousin coming in at $179.95.  The dual tuner HDHR is currently $124.99 at NewEgg.  The Elgato version will also come with EyeTV if you want to try it on your Mac.  The apps for iPhone and iPad will also cost you a few dollars more.

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Press Release:

San Francisco, Calif. – May 16, 2011 – Elgato today released a dual network tuner that allows users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. HDHomeRun connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house.

Powered by technology from SiliconDust, Elgato’s HDHomeRun is a network dual tuner for HDTV. The tuner works seamlessly on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC. HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and to your router via Ethernet. This allows the device to remain concealed in a discreet location away from your computers. Once connected to your Wi-Fi network, users can watch live TV wirelessly on a portable computer or iPad, anywhere inside the house.

“This new platform satisfies two requests that many of our customers have made: viewing of HDTV content on multiple household computers and inconspicuous placement of the device itself,” said Adam Steinberg, Elgato’s VP of Marketing. “HDHomeRun is designed to give our customers maximum flexibility. Whether it’s Mac or PC, capturing a TV signal from either an antennae or cable or being able to view and record different content on
multiple computers, HDHomeRun can accomplish it all.”

HDHomeRun comes with EyeTV 3, the award-winning TV software for Mac. Watch, pause, and rewind live TV on your Mac. Search the Program Guide, record TV shows, and export recordings to iTunes automatically for playback on an iPhone or iPad. HDHomeRun is compatible for use on a PC; it works great with Windows 7 Media Center.

Elgato’s HDHomeRun solution paired with the EyeTV app enables streaming of live and recorded TV to an iPhone, iPod, and iPad via 3G. However, this is only available when using a Mac and is not available for PC.

HDHomeRun is currently available from the Elgato Store, Amazon, B&H Photo and the Apple Store at a price of $179.95.

What’s in the Box

HDHomeRun Network Dual Tuner for HDTV
EyeTV 3 software for Mac (CD-ROM)
Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Media Center (CD-ROM)
Ethernet cable
Power Supply
PDF Product Manual (CD-ROM)
Quick Start Guide

System Requirements

Macintosh: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
PC: Windows 7, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD CPU
Home network with 100Base-T Ethernet (802.11n 5GHz for wireless)
For more information about Elgato’s HDHomeRun, please contact PR representative Brian Metcalf (

About Elgato:

Elgato  produces award-winning TV software together with a complete range of TV tuners and capture devices to watch, record, and edit TV and HDTV on Macs and PCs. Elgato is the home of EyeTV, the world’s leading television solution for Mac computers. Elgato also produces a variety of world-class H.264 video conversion and streaming products. Elgato
is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

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2 Responses

  1. timekills says:

    Ahh, but I already can stream my HDHomerun (or by any tuner) recorded WTV files to my iPad/iPods using AirVideo. It's cheaper than the extra Elgato addition and it streams a heck of a lot more than just WTV.

  2. Homeserver says:

    Recorded TV is easy. Live TV is a different story.