equinux, an Apple hardware, software and accessories company, has released The Tube 2.7, the latest version of their digital television streaming device. The new version of The Tube allows users to watch television shows on their Macs from any location through a USB digital receiver, and it can also support live-streaming through iChat.
The Tube users can share the show they are watching with others via the iChat feature, or use to inform others of video uploaded onto The Tube web gallery, a gallery of shows that is available online to all The Tube users.
With iChat, a user can simply drag a show that they are watching into the iChat Theater window to share with their friends in an active video chat. The feature allows The Tube to stream live video via the iChat. As an added bonus, users of The Tube can now subscribe to an RSS-like format podcast directly from iTunes of TV shows that have been recorded and published to a TubeToGo web gallery, making updates to a user’s digital TV collection increasingly convenient.