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** IMPORTANT NOTE: MythControlled requires that a computer running MythTV version 0.28 or better be connected to the same WiFi network as your iPhone or iPod touch. The MythTV may be connected to the network with either a wired or wireless connection. Don't download this app if you don't have a working MythTV. Visit mythtv.org to download MythTV and view installation instructions. The developers of MythTV are not the developers of MythControlled. **

If you experience issues, please e-mail us before giving us a bad review on the app store. You can also try upgrading to the most recent version of MythTV.

MythControlled is an advanced remote control and interface for MythTVs (homebrew DVRs), allowing you to control many aspects of your MythTV with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also stream videos and recordings from your MythTV to watch them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, while connected to the same WiFi network.

The app can search for MythTVs on your network and connect to them automatically. For more advanced setups, you can manually connect to MythTVs as long as you know the frontend and backend local IPv4 addresses. This includes the ability to stream content remotely if you use port forwarding or VPN.

The remote control screen features large buttons that are easy to press without looking down. Some buttons, such as the directional arrows, feature repetition, such that you can hold them down and the action will be repeated until you let go.

The remote control screen is cleverly laid out for maximum features without clutter.
--Volume and position sliders show the current volume and playback position in real time. Slide them around to adjust the volume or playback position instantly.
--Tap the left volume icon to mute and unmute.
--One-tap commercial skip and sleep timer.
--Tap the Jump button to instantly jump to any MythTV screen on your TV. The list of screens is customizable.
--Tap the More button to bring up additional buttons that are used less often, including a keyboard that lets you enter text on the screen.

View your MythTV's program guide on your iPhone or iPod. Tap any program to view more details about it and see its recording status or create a recording rule for it.

View a list of your recording rules. Tap to view their details or swipe to delete them from your MythTV backend. (We do not yet support editing existing recording rules.)

View a list of upcoming, conflicting, or expiring recordings.

See your MythTV backend system settings and info. Check, repair, and back up your database from your phone. (Changing the backend settings from your phone is not yet possible.)

View a list of all current recordings and videos.
--Tap the details icon to view full details about the program.
--Tap the program to play it on your MythTV frontend or stream it to your iPhone or iPod.
--Swipe right to left to delete the program from your MythTV backend.

What’s New

Version 3.3

- Fixed recording rule creation not working with some versions of MythTV
- Fixed missing app icon on some devices
- Fixed streaming video not rotating to landscape
- Deleting recordings now works more reliably and will force delete them if the video file is missing
- Most screens will now rotate to landscape (Guide and Remote Control do not)
- You can now configure the "i" button on the remote screen to send any letter key press. This is done on the App Settings screen.
- The play button overlaid on the preview image on the Program Details screen will now give you the option to play on your frontend or stream on your device, where previously it would only play on frontend
- When streaming a recording or video, it now plays immediately rather than requiring you to hop over to the Streams list to play it. (The stream will still appear in the Streams list until you delete it.)
- mythbackend version is now displayed at the bottom of the Backend Info screen
- Other fixes and experience improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

gabb01 ,

Great app !

Does it's job. Some bugs here and there but I expect it will get better. Also not a fan of the current icon :/

SweetPear2 ,

Best mythtv app for iOS

Great app for using with mythtv. I mainly use it to watch streams from my mythtv backend. Transcoding the streams on the fly is great and doesn't require additional jobs on the backend, it just works. Would love to see a chronological sort of programs in addition to the alphabetical, but great job nonetheless.

MythTVer ,

Cool app

Watching MythTV recordings works great.


Dairy State Designs, LLC
3.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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