CeBIT- More Mac users benefit from Live TV on the iPhone

March 6, 2009 in iAnnouncements (F)

[] South San Francisco, USA / Munich, Germany - At the outset of CeBIT equinux introduces an update of its innovative TV solution for Mac OS X, The Tube. With The Tube 2.9.3 more Mac users can enjoy Live TV on their iPhones and iPod touches, manage their favorite TV shows online and schedule TV recordings on the go.

The Tube supports current TV devices from more manufacturers. Version 2.9.3 supports 28 current TV devices, meaning nearly all TV receivers for analog TV and digital free-to-air TV on a Mac are compatible with The Tube. Thus, Mac users no longer need to do without the fully developed iPhone integration and unique community features of The Tube: Stream Live TV to an iPhone, schedule TV recordings online on the go to watch them later and use the integrated TV guide.

Both iPhone Apps, Live TV and TubeToGo, have been reviewed by the German MacLife magazine (04/09) and achieved their highest rating. Both "are excellently integrated within the TV reception on a Mac", says the review.

Newly supported TV devices are the Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T Stick, the Terratec Cinergy T USB XXS, and the Elgato TV receivers Eye TV DTT, DTT Deluxe and hybrid. In addition, The Tube 2.9.3 is compatible with the most popular TV tuners from Hauppauge, the market leading producer for TV receivers.

Better channel detection and higher reception quality. By improving channel detection and the TV engine itself, The Tube 2.9.3 delivers drastically improved TV reception. To benefit from these changes, equinux suggests to all users to restart the channel detection after the update.

About The Tube
The Tube is the most innovative and modern TV solution with iPhone integration for Mac users. Stream Live TV to the iPhone via the local network, watch or program The Tube recordings online and schedule TV recordings on the go. The Tube includes the free of charge TV guide TV Movie and is unique for its community features. In just one window, The Tube is very easy to handle and together with the stylish TV receiver TubeStick, it's a must-have for every Mac.

Pricing and Availability:
The Tube 2.9.3 is free to download for registered users. Users who who already own one of the compatible TV receivers for a PC, can purchase The Tube for Mac in the equinux Online Store for only 29.95 Euro (incl. VAT). The Tube is localized in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

equinux with headquarters in South San Francisco, USA and Munich, Germany, develops and distributes market-leading solutions for Mac and iPhone, as well as for private and professional users. equinux products cover the fields of safety, media, mail and lifestyle. The business software VPN Tracker is the leading VPN Client for the Macintosh platform. The successful eBay auction manager iSale has already been awarded numerous Apple Design Awards.


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