Watch EyeTV live channels on AppleTV, iPhone & iPad, Mac!

finessTV Server & Client Connection finessTV allows it to stream the current live channel of the EyeTV application on Mac
or archived movies to (multiple) clients on AppleTV, iPhone or iPad, Mac.


  • macOS 10.11 or newer
  • VLC installed in the application folder
  • FFmpeg optionally installed in the utilities folder (more infos)
  • VLC EyeTV Plugin installed in the EyeTV folder
  • EyeTV showing a channel in the live tv window
  • finessTV Server started
  • finessTV Client (AppleTV, iPhone or iPad, Mac) connected

Optionally finessTV supports EPG if XMLTV is set up in the server (more infos).

EyeTV archive sharing or EyeTV iPhone/iPad sharing is not used and must not be activated.

finessTV Server

The server streams the EyeTV live channel or archived movies to clients on AppleTV, iPhone & iPad, Mac.

As a requirement, VLC must be installed in the application folder, the "VLC EyeTV Plugin" must be installed and EyeTV must show the live tv channel window.

Please note that incoming connections must be allowed in the firewall settings for the server (and the Mac client).
And that EyeTV will show a "channel not available" message instead of the live tv channel if the server is started.

After the successful start, the server will launch VLC in the background to save the current EyeTV live data as segmented live streams.

Clients can then connect to the server to watch the live stream or archived movies.

finessTV Client

After the successful connection, the client will show the available channels in a list
and the current live stream in a player view.

If EPG data is available, an info will be shown with the time start / end of the program.

The current channel can be switched by selecting another channel in the list.

Because multiple clients on Mac, iPhone & iPad or AppleTV can be connected to the server,
the channel is also switched if the channel is switched on another client.

Furthermore the EyeTV archive can be selected to watch a recorded movie on a client. Other
clients can continue to watch the live stream or select and watch a archive movie as well.

Please note that the live tv streaming is delayed by 15 seconds
and that channel switching takes 20 seconds.
Timeshift and other features of EyeTV are not available.

The server and client for Mac can be download on the download page,
the client for iPhone & iPad is only available for registered users via TestFlight,
the client for AppleTV is only available for registered users via TestFlight.