The Tube 2.7 streams Live-TV via iChat

The Tube 2.7 brings placeshifting to the Mac: Stream live-TV via iChat to
any location and take full advantage of the power of Leopard

South San Francisco, USA – May 12th 2008: Now Mac users can enjoy digital
TV with The Tube, regardless of their current location. equinux has
released The Tube 2.7, featuring placeshifting, another free update to its
innovative TV software that adds live-streaming of content via iChat. The
Tube users can share the show they’re currently watching with others via
iChat, tell friends about their TubeToGo web gallery and subscribe to a
podcast of their latest recordings, e.g. on the Apple TV in the living
room. The Tube also adds numerous other Leopard-exclusive features.

Placeshifting: Share live-TV with friends via iChat

The Tube 2.7 introduces Placeshifting: The current digital TV show can be
shared with others via iChat. Leopard users can simply drag a The Tube icon
into an active video chat to enjoy the show with friends via iChat Theater.
The iChat partner can even record a video clip of the show being shared.

Subscribe to a TubeToGo podcast of TV recordings

Users can now subscribe to an RSS format podcast directly within iTunes of
their TV shows that have been recorded and published to a TubeToGo web
gallery. The podcast can then accessed directly by an Apple TV device,
which can download any new recordings automatically. Users that would like
to share their web galleries with friends can now invite them to take a
look via email. To help keep track of TV shows, users can now also add
individual entries from the electronic programming guide (EPG) to iCal and
automatically be reminded when a show is about to start.

More power for Leopard users

The Tube users can now benefit even more from the power of Mac OS X 10.5:
The Tube 2.7 can add a stack of a user’s recordings to Leopard’s Dock and
they can also be previewed with QuickLook. The Tube uses Core Graphics
animations throughout its interface and can exclude The Tube-recordings
from Time Machine-Backups, in order to save valuable backup space for other

About The Tube

The Tube is the modern and innovative TV solution for Mac users that brings
digital TV to the Mac. Running shows can be watched independently of one’s
current location via iChat (placeshifted), paused (timeshifted) and
additional information about the show can be accessed via the electronic
program guide (EPG). The groundbreaking, free-of-charge TubeToGo web
service allows users to publish recordings in a web gallery and watch them
via mobileSafari on an iPhone or iPod touch whilst on the go and can also
remotely manage and schedule recordings. The Tube is the first TV
application for Mac OS X featuring placeshifting, the TubeTalk live chat
and other community features.

About equinux

equinux (, located in South San Francisco, CA (USA) and
headquartered in Munich, Germany, develops and distributes successful Mac
solutions for professionals and consumers alike. Today users from all over
the world rely on equinux’ award-winning and trusted applications. The
business solution VPN Tracker is the market-leading VPN client for the Mac
OS X Platform. iSale, equinux’ successful eBay auctioning solution won
several Apple Design Awards, and currently represents the 2006 winner in
the most competitive category “Best Mac OS X User Experience”.