Watch TV live channels on Apple TV, iPhone & iPad, Mac!

finessTV Stand-Alone (Mac) finessTV Client (Mac) finessTV Client (iPad) finessTV Client (Apple TV)

The finessTV Stand-Alone solution allows it to watch Sat IP TV receiver live channels on Mac.

The finessTV Server Client solution allows it to stream the current live channel of a TV receiver or archived movies to (multiple) clients on Apple TV, iPhone or iPad, Mac.

Clients can easily and privately connect to the server from outside the local WiFi and friends can be invited to share television and archived movies.

The finessTV Server Client solution supports EPG of TV providers or optionally XMLTV.



finessTV Stand-Alone (Mac)

finessTV Stand-Alone (Mac)

Requirements:

The Sat IP compatible TV receiver should announce a M3U playlist of the available live
channels via DLNA/UPnP. Alternatively, a M3U playlist URL can be specified in the preferences.



finessTV Server & Client Connection (EyeTV)

finessTV Server Client solution (EyeTV)

Requirements:

  • 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 (Apple TV, iPhone or iPad, Mac) connected

EyeTV will show a "channel not available" message instead of the live tv channel
if the server is started.

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



finessTV Server & Client Connection (Sat IP)

finessTV Server Client solution (Sat IP TV)

Requirements:

The Sat IP compatible TV receiver should announce a M3U playlist of the available live
channels via DLNA/UPnP. Alternatively, a M3U playlist URL can be specified in the preferences.



finessTV Server

The server streams the live channel of a TV receiver or archived movies to clients on Apple TV, iPhone & iPad, Mac.

Please note that incoming connections must be allowed in the firewall settings for the server (and the Mac client).

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

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 Apple TV can be connected to the server,
the channel is also switched if the channel is switched on another client.

Furthermore the 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 stand-alone, server and client for Mac can be download on the download page,
the clients for Apple TV and iPhone & iPad are available now in the Apple App Store.