iPhone TV Tuners are devices that allow you to watch TV on your
iPhone. They connect to a cable TV or any video source in one side, and connect to your computer from another side.
You must download and install an iPhone application that is compatible with the
you have. Once everything is installed correctly, you will be able to watch and control your TV using your iPhone.
Types of iPhone TV Tuners:
USB TV tuners
are devices that plug to any available USB port on your
PC. This type of TV tuners is easy to install and can work on both desktops and laptop. All what you need is an available USB port.
is set up correctly and you have an iPhone TV application installed. Then you will be able to display any video source connected to your TV tuner on your
iPhone TV Applications:
You must have a TV application installed on your iPhone from the App Store to control your TV tuner. The following applications are some of the best you can find in the App Store.
AirTV and EyeTV are two iPhone applications that allow you to establish a wireless connection to your computer that is connected to your TV tuner. Then you will be able to control your TV tuner while watching the TV on your iPhone. You can then flip channels, or even record channels.
Air TVMono is available for free
App Store. You can use it for free to test your TV tuner compatibility. If it works, then you can pay $9.99 for the colored version of AirTV.
Eye TV is a Mac only software and hardware bundle. It has an iPhone TV tuner hardware, and the iPhone applications is free from the App Store. Once it is configured correctly, it gives Mac users an amazing TV experience.
You will be able to watch TV on your iPhone, and turn your Mac into a fully functional DVR(Digital Video Recorder).
Most TV applications allow you to connect to your TV tuner over wifi and 3G. Therefore, if you want to watch TV anywhere outside of your local wifi, you might have to set up port forwarding. You will then be able to to watch
any video source connected to your TV tuner any where in the world using your iPhone.
Check out the SlingPlayer application for the iPhone to learn about other TV options for the iPhone.