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  • Apple Yanks EyeTV App

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    If you haven't already noticed, EyeTV is nowhere to be found this weekend in Apple's App Store. The latest offering from Elgato Systems has officially been yanked by Apple.

    And Elgato is taking responsibility for their mistake that prompted the snafu.

    The disappearance occurred only hours after MacRumors began reporting the discovery of "an easter egg in EyeTV iPhone application that allowed users to stream live TV to their devices over 3G wireless networks."

    While the workaround had been present since the application's launch late last month, it hadn't gained significant publicity until yesterday, and Apple quickly moved to pull the application from the App Store due to its agreement with AT&T not to allow television signals to be "redirected" to mobile devices.
    Live TV streams are anathema to both Apple and AT&T, unless of course they take place over Wi-Fi, not the 3G network.

    While the ability to watch streaming TV via the EyeTV app has existed since the app was formally launched in September, no one really noticed - including Apple - until the last few days. (Something tells me, however, that more than a few users were well-aware of this functionality and tried to keep it quiet before anyone noticed.)

    Elgato's Mike Evangelist responded to the yanked app and Apple's complaint by saying that the streaming functionality was an error on their part and that active steps will be taken to resolve the issue and return EyeTV to the app store as quickly as possible.

    "Some test code that enabled live TV streaming over the cellular network was accidentally left in the EyeTV app. Apple requested that we remove the code since their agreement with AT&T does not allow redirecting TV signals over the cellular network. The code was removed and a 1.0.1 version of the EyeTV app was submitted. We expect EyeTV to return to the App Store when the 1.0.1 version is approved."
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Yanks EyeTV App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Hopefully they will host this version of the app in the Cydia store
    1. damniphone's Avatar
      damniphone -
      I wish I knew about this app, I've been looking for a live tv stream over 3g..
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Hopefully they will host this version of the app in the Cydia store
      depending on which repos you have, its already in cydia
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      I wish I knew about this app, I've been looking for a live tv stream over 3g..
      just use sling player and run 3g unrestrictor
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      depending on which repos you have, its already in cydia
      Yea, I dont steal Apps!
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Yea, I dont steal Apps!:
      who said anything about stealing.....does someone have a touch of guilty comscience.....hmmmmmmmm?????
    1. squint0241's Avatar
      squint0241 -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      who said anything about stealing.....does someone have a touch of guilty comscience.....hmmmmmmmm?????
      Yeah, EyeTV will remove the code that allows it to run over 3G and then they will put it back in the app store. Then us Jailbreakers will download it and run it with 3Gunrestrictor. The circle of life...

      I prefer my Slingplayer... It's awesome and my wife uses it in Japan to access our cable box in Hawaii. She never misses an episode of "Desperate Housewives"...lol
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hacker555 View Post
      um or , you guys can prob install it via ********** i mean thats one of the biggest reasons for it.

      for all you moral people. out there
      We do not talk about illegal cracked apps here! Read the Forum Rules
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      That's pretty cool that the technology exists to watch tv on our little devices, but doesn't that chew up the battery like crazy? Video is all CPU, and streaming wifi (or 3G) adds another layer of processing -- how long can you watch a video for before the battery runs out?

      That's all well and good for iTouch owners over wifi because the battery is there to be used, but many iPhone users NEED their phones to function in emergencies at least. I guess I still feel nervous about using my phone line for games and tv (which is why I haven't jumped into buying an iPhone).

      Quote Originally Posted by hacker555 View Post
      um or , you guys can prob install it via ********* i mean thats one of the biggest reasons for it.

      for all you moral people. out there
      Oh man, Hacker555, you chose the wrong site if you want to talk about stealing apps, or telling people about how cool you are because you know how to do it.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      That's pretty cool that the technology exists to watch tv on our little devices, but doesn't that chew up the battery like crazy? Video is all CPU, and streaming wifi (or 3G) adds another layer of processing -- how long can you watch a video for before the battery runs out?

      That's all well and good for iTouch owners over wifi because the battery is there to be used, but many iPhone users NEED their phones to function in emergencies at least. I guess I still feel nervous about using my phone line for games and tv (which is why I haven't jumped into buying an iPhone).



      Oh man, Hacker555, you chose the wrong site if you want to talk about stealing apps, or telling people about how cool you are because you know how to do it.

      thank you soooo much for volunteering to be every ones moral compass...i dont know how we could get along without you pointing out other peoples short commings...you are truely an inspiration to us all
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      thank you soooo much for volunteering to be every ones moral compass...i dont know how we could get along without you pointing out other peoples short commings...you are truely an inspiration to us all
      You, too, need to GTFO.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      You, too, need to GTFO.
      heres an idea...stay out of grown folks business chump....
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by creasy425 View Post
      heres an idea...stay out of grown folks business chump....
      Take your own advice and stay out of these forums. Such discussion isn't welcome here.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Take your own advice and stay out of these forums. Such discussion isn't welcome here.
      i wasn't the one discussing it. how many people need jump on one guy for making a simple mistake. melech handled it. it could have ended there. but ur boy decided to pile it on so i called him on it....
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Yea, I dont steal Apps!:
      So pay for it and THEN get it off cydia..
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      So pay for it and THEN get it off cydia..
      I think you missed the point of this thread lol, It is not available for purchase anymore
      But I will gladly buy it when it becomes available again and then unrestrict it


      ANd guys, enough fighting already! It's over with and Hacker555's comment is gone
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I think you missed the point of this thread lol, It is not available for purchase anymore
      But I will gladly buy it when it becomes available again and then unrestrict it


      ANd guys, enough fighting already! It's over with and Hacker555 is gone
      gone like banned???? i know he broke a cardinal rule, but couldnt he get like a warning or something first...bringing down the bann hammer that quick is kinda harsh imho...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      First off, I didnt say he was banned, But his comment was removed and he is not in this thread anymore...
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      First off, I didnt say he was banned, But his comment was removed and he is not in this thread anymore...
      no no no....you misunderstood me.. i didnt mean to imply that you did say he was banned. I was just asking if that was what had happened...NOT trying to put words in your mouth...or post...or whatever...my bad if thats how it was percieved...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      No, his comment was just removed. He is still around Hacker555