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Home icon grey.png   ▶ PVR ▶ PVR_recording_software ▶ EyeTV IPTV Server

Note: This article is only about EyeTV IPTV Server (a PVR backend) and not about using Elgato's EyeTV software/product itself as a media player client for Kodi.

EyeTV TV Server is a third-party open source PVR Backend software for Mac OS X that provides an interface to an IPTV frontend to stream EyeTV channels, like for example Kodi's IPTV Simple PVR Client add-on. This way we can use it with Kodi's PVR interface by using PVR IPTV Simple Client.

The EyeTV TV Server service needs to be run on the same machine as the EyeTV application.

EyeTV IPTV Server as a component streams the TV signal over the network, providing an m3u8 playlist with url's to stream uncompressed EyeTV live channels. The EyeTV IPTV Server service handles channel switching automatically and the video quality and channel switching speed is equal to the native EyeTV client, while the Elgato EyeTV software actually manages the user's TV card. You can learn more about how the components of Elgato EyeTV software and this third-party EyeTV IPTV Server work together in [this forum thread http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=236431].

Please note that EyeTV also has it's own separate settings and configurations for all configuration settings other of its functions, such as using EyeTV as a media player client, which is unrelated to Kodi.


  1. Make sure EyeTV is installed.
  2. Download the latest EyeTV IPTV Server installer.
  3. Double click "EyeTV IPTV Installer.mpkg" and follow the instructions.


  1. Download the EyeTV IPTV Server uninstaller from release v1.0.
  2. Double click "EyeTV.IPTV.Server.Uninstall.pkg" and follow the instructions.

Accessing EyeTV Server from Kodi

Once installed, put http://localhost:9898/playlist.m3u8 as the M3U playlist in the IPTV Simple PVR Client add-on and it should appear in the PVR interface. For more information please follow:

You can also use your favorite XMLTV service to get EPG data to complement the PVR client. The channel names are configured in the EyeTV application.

Additional guides and links