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* SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY *
Buy Blackbox today and you get the Blackbox 3 upgrade for free! Look forward to a completely new interface, full iOS 8 Support and more. Coming soon!

Enjoy live TV directly on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch from your Dreambox, Vu+, Xtrend, Coolstream, TVHeadend or any other compatible device.

!! Please note that this app works as a streaming client only and cannot run without a compatible set-top-box. Read the system requirements carefully before buying or contact the support if you are unsure !!

Watch Live!
Blackbox streams video right away from your set-top-box in best quality.

Watch Recordings!
Play your favorite recorded shows and movies directly from your iOS device and manage timers.

Watch Faster!
Not sure what to watch? Just switch the channel with a swipe of your finger our use the innovative 3D channel navigator.

Watch Everywhere!
Blackbox supports transcoding of live TV. Use your Vu+ Solo2, Vu+ Duo2, Xtrend ET10000 or computer. With transcoding Blackbox can be used worldwide via port forwarding. (Possible functional limitations, additional hardware and some expertise may required)

Watch With Your Setup!
Blackbox supports a wide range of set-top-boxes from many manufacturers including Dream Multimedia, Vu+, Xtrend and Coolstream. Check out the “Supported Set-Top-Boxes” section below.

Exciting Features:
- Watch live TV directly from your set-top-box
- Watch or download recordings directly from your set-top-box
- Hear radio directly from your set-top-box (Enigma only)
- Bouquets with EPG *improved*
- Multi EPG *new*
- 3D channel navigator *new*
- Timer management *new*
- Remote control Blackbox from another iPhone *new*
- EPG *improved*
- Search *new*
- Live TV transcoding via Vu+ Duo2/Solo2, Xtrend ET10000 or computer *new*
- Wake On LAN for transcoding server *new*
- Sleeptimer *new*
- Audio switching
- Subchannel switching *new*
- Subtitle support
- Twin-Tuner support
- OpenWebif & TVHeadend support *new*
- Lightning fast video engine *improved*
- AirPlay and TVOut support *new*
- Resume recordings at last position *new*
- Pixel perfect zoom *improved*
- Automatic aspect-ratio recognition *new*
- Fast and easy one step setup *improved*
- Protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode *new*
- Install custom picons
- Background audio playback *new*
- Fast switching between multiple set-Top-boxes
- Landscape and portrait view
- iPhone rotation lock *new*
- Retina and iPhone 5 ready *new*

!! Some features are depending on your set-top-box. Please visit our website for more information !!

System Requirements:
- iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 or better*
- Any iPad*
- iPod Touch with retina display or better
- iOS 6.0 or better (iOS 7 recommended)
- Fast connection between iOS device and set-top-box
- 802.11n WiFi-connection recommended

* iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini (Retina) or better required for HD streaming without transcoding

Supported Set-Top-Boxes:
- Dream Multimedia Dreambox with Enigma 1 OS (e.g. DM7000, DM7020, DM7025, DM600 and DM500)
- Dream Multimedia Dreambox with Enigma 2 OS (e.g. DM8000, DM7020HD, DM800HD, 800HDse, 500HD and DM7025)
- All Vu+ set-top-boxes
- All Xtrend set-top-boxes
- Coolstream set-top-boxes with Neutrino HD OS (e.g. Neo, Zee, Neo2)
- D-Box 2 with Neutrino OS (Nokia, Sagem and Phillips)
- TVHeadend

Other set-top-boxes running Enigma 2 OS may also work (e.g. Golden Interstar, XTrend, Topfield 7700, Ipbox and QBoxHD).

Depending on the set-top-box model you may need pro perform a software update first. You can find more information about how to do this in the instructions of your device.

Note that no support can be provided through reviews or comments. Please contact the support at www.rotapp.com instead. We are happy to help you!

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Utilities

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Version History

Launched May 03, 2013 (over 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Sep 22
2014
(Current)
Version 2.9.0

Please don't forget to rate Blackbox on the App Store if you like the new update!

- Added support for new TVHeadend 3.9 API
- Added time based seeking for recordings (where available)
- Added jump 30 seconds forward/backward in recordings (where available)
- Added multi delete for timers
- Added multi delete for recordings
- Added multi download for recordings
- Added auto scroll to current channel in bouquet browser
- Added new video engine type Apple Media Player for transcoding
- Added transcode recordings with Vu+ transcoding
- Added option for alternate streaming URL for TVHeadend
- Added +15 minutes option to sleeptimer
- Fixed TVHeadend 3.8 program guide (press refresh button to clear cache)
- Default streaming port for TVHeadend is now by default equal to web interface port
- Improved TVHeadend support
- Updated video engine
- General bugfixes

Jul 13
2014
Version 2.8.1

- Fixed crash on iOS 6 in bouquet browser

Changelog 2.8.0:

Highlights:
- Added Xtrend ET10000 transcoding support
- Added new fullscreen program guide
- Added support for transcoded recordings with VLC (experimental)

- Added sort options for channels and recordings
- Added Prismcube as device type (experimental)
- Added threads options for optional multicore VLC transcoding
- Search bars are now hidden by default (just scroll up)
- Redesigned settings
- Redesigned searches
- Redesigned refresh controls
- Redesigned picons in channel browser
- Full 64bit support
- Fixed sorting and EPG on TVHeadend
- Fixed interface hides while seeking a recording
- Fixed priority of streaming port when using transcoding
- Fixed authentication when downloading picons from the web interface
- Fixed wrong error message when authentication fails
- Blackbox 2.8 requires at least iOS 6.0 or higher

Jul 07
2014
Version 2.8.0

Highlights:
- Added Xtrend ET10000 transcoding support
- Added new fullscreen program guide
- Added support for transcoded recordings with VLC (experimental)

- Added sort options for channels and recordings
- Added Prismcube as device type (experimental)
- Added threads options for optional multicore VLC transcoding
- Search bars are now hidden by default (just scroll up)
- Redesigned settings
- Redesigned searches
- Redesigned refresh controls
- Redesigned picons in channel browser
- Full 64bit support
- Fixed sorting and EPG on TVHeadend
- Fixed interface hides while seeking a recording
- Fixed priority of streaming port when using transcoding
- Fixed authentication when downloading picons from the web interface
- Fixed wrong error message when authentication fails
- Blackbox 2.8 requires at least iOS 6.0 or higher

Mar 05
2014
Version 2.7.1

- DVB based subtitles fixed
- Teletext subtitles improved
- Channel navigator mode selection on iPhone 4S fixed
- Removed glossy from app icon
- Improved channel navigator speed on iPad 1

Feb 22
2014
Version 2.7.0

What's hot?
- All new 3D channel navigator with 4 modes
- Advanced sleeptimer with "Until End Of Program" feature
- Added new transcoding type "Internal Transcoding" for Vu+ Solo²/Duo²
- All new super fast video engine
- 64bit ready
- Audio boost feature

What’s else new?
- Redesigned status bar with label
- Touch the EPG info on the 3D channel navigator (or just swipe down) to see the next show information (Enigma 2 only)
- Sortable Favourites
- Added download picons directly from the internet option in bouquet browser (Enigma 2 only)
- Added "Zap on TV" option in channel detail view
- Added "Search on IMDB" under "More..." on EPG detail page
- Touching the picon on 3D channel navigator does now zap instead of peek
- Peek is now always active through separate button
- Redesigned and moveable device list
- Add to favourites button on current channel (iPad only)

What’s have been fixed?
- Picons of renamed channels will now also be displayed
- Autoplay tests now reachability of device before playing
- Much faster scrolling with picon enabled views
- Added support for recordings through SSL
- Allow more then 25 favourites

Jan 24
2014
Version 2.6.0

What's hot?
- Fresh design for iOS 7
- Added timer management for Enigma 2 devices
- Added channel history, top channels and local favourites
- New advanced EPG
- Share shows on social media or add to calendar
- Remote control for Blackbox (checkout App Store!)

What’s else new?
- Added TVHeadend 3.9 support
- Encoding is now customizable
- Updated video engine
- Improved freeze detection
- Glossy icon is back for iOS 6 and lower
- Gestures are now customizable
- Added set PID feature in expert app settings (e.g. needed for french radio channels)

What’s have been fixed?
- Fixed Subchannels on OpenWebif
- Fixed encoding problems on some devices
- Fixed problems with recordings that have a + sign in the filename
- Short jumping of slider to beginning after seeking in recordings
- Fixed lost downloads after app update
- Minor fixes

Dec 10
2013
Version 2.5.0

Just in time for the holiday season, we are happy to present to you the biggest update for Blackbox of all time.

What’s new?
- All new 3D channel navigator with new design, gestures, EPG and peek feature
- New quick access for common options
- Streamlined design and smoother animations on iPhone
- You can now set background playback for tv and radio separately
- You can now delete recordings from the detail view (Any Enigma 2)
- You can now copy device profiles
- Markers are now displayed in bouquet browser (Any Enigma 2)
- Subdirectories for recordings (OpenWebif only)
- New pull to refresh control for EPG and recordings (iOS 6+)
- You can now set custom recording paths within the app
- Set transcoding either by resolution (default) or scale
- Settings dialog now adapts to the selected device
- You can now edit devices without activating them
- Download picons from bouquet browser
- Filesize information added to download list
- Added recordings compatibility for old Enigma 2 versions
- Unified app icon for every iOS version

What’s have been fixed?
- VLC 2.1 is now supported as transcoder
- Fixed compatibility with older Enigma 2 versions
- Teletext subtitles are now supported
- Deinterlace in recordings
- Transcoding did not stop after device switch
- Improved device handling
- Deleting devices does not longer delete downloads
- Minor fixes

Nov 14
2013
Version 2.4.1

Changelog Version 2.4.1

What's new?
- Added support for TVHeadend
- Create channel quicklaunch icons on your iOS homescreen (see User Guide)
- Streaming port for recordings is now customizable
- Updated video engine
- Download in background

What's have been fixed?
- Downloads are now accessible without set-top-box connection
- Disable idle timer when downloading recordings
- Fixed display error when using multiple recording paths
- Fixed shifted volume control thumb on iOS 7
- Background playback when using (VLC) transcoding
- Problems with SSL fixed

Changelog Version 2.4.0

What's new?
- Download recordings to your iPad/iPhone (Enigma 2 only)
- All new recordings player and browser
- Search for channels and recordings
- New Icon for iOS 7
- Added Sleeptimer for recordings
- Added rotation lock for recordings (iPhone only)
- Added SSL support
- Added support for background playback controls
- Improved EPG view
- Improved video engine
- Added support for iOS 5.1 and iPad 1 (with minor limitations)

What's have been fixed?
- Some channels were not be streamable on Neutrino HD (activate new ignore PCR feature)
- Channel PIN lock improved
- Fixed padding in EPG view
- Volume Info was not displayed when interface hidden (iPad only)

Changelog Version 2.3.1

What's new?
- Direct transcoding from Vu+ Duo2 and Solo2 is now supported (see user guide for more information)
- Aspect Ratio can now be forced to 16:9 or 4:9
- Black toolbars for iPhone
- Newest video engine

What's have been fixed?
- EPG did not work on every device
- Problems with video transcoding fixed
- Idletimer did may activate unexpected
- App lock did not work when app was is running in background
- Increased default zap and play delay on Enigma 1 and Neutrino

Nov 02
2013
Version 2.4.0

Changelog Version 2.4.0

What's new?
- Download recordings to your iPad/iPhone (Enigma 2 only)
- All new recordings player and browser
- Search for channels and recordings
- New Icon for iOS 7
- Added Sleeptimer for recordings
- Added rotation lock for recordings (iPhone only)
- Added SSL support
- Added support for background playback controls
- Improved EPG view
- Improved video engine
- Added support for iOS 5.1 and iPad 1 (with minor limitations)

What's have been fixed?
- Some channels were not be streamable on Neutrino HD (activate new ignore PCR feature)
- Channel PIN lock improved
- Fixed padding in EPG view
- Volume Info was not displayed when interface hidden (iPad only)

Changelog Version 2.3.1

What's new?
- Direct transcoding from Vu+ Duo2 and Solo2 is now supported (see user guide for more information)
- Aspect Ratio can now be forced to 16:9 or 4:9
- Black toolbars for iPhone
- Newest video engine

What's have been fixed?
- EPG did not work on every device
- Problems with video transcoding fixed
- Idletimer did may activate unexpected
- App lock did not work when app was is running in background
- Increased default zap and play delay on Enigma 1 and Neutrino

Changelog Version 2.3.0

What's new?
- EPG in bouquet browser
- EPG for iPhone
- Radio (Enigma only)
- Multitasking
- Background audio playback (disabled by default)
- Import custom Picons from iTunes
- Play/stop button added
- Redesign iPhone toolbars

What's have been fixed?
- Sleeptimer button text on iPhone
- Allow transcoder authentication without an username
- Bottom toolbar may not visible on iPhone

Changelog Version 2.2.1

What's new?
- AirPlay and TVOut support
- Wake On Lan (WOL) for transcoding
- New blend deinterlace method
- Added progress information for Enigma 1 devices
- Added current channel information for Neutrino (HD) devices
- Added customizable delay between zap and play
- Transparent overlays and toolbars on iPad
- Improved video engine

What's have been fixed?
- Improved playback on Enigma 1 devices
- Improved set-top-box switching on iPhone
- Animations where missing sometimes
- Changed default deinterlace method to blend
- Changed default video codec to h264 and increased default video bitrate to 1024 for transcoding
- Improved network activity indicator

Changelog Version 2.2.0

What's new?
- A fresh new look
- Fancy clock added
- You can now see how long the next show will be (Enigma only)
- You can now protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode
- The app can now work without favorite bouquets (Enigma only)
- Channel name appears now after channel switch on iPhone in portrait mode
- Improved video engine with better performance

What's have been fixed?
- Changed default deinterlace method
- The app could not always handle empty bouquets on first setup
- Better behavior when leaving a recording
- Very long lists of recordings did not always appear
- Network activity indicator did not always appear
- Interface is now always visible when no stream is playing

Changelog Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

Jul 19
2013
Version 2.3.1

Thank you all for the positive feedback, this a maintenance update.

Changelog Version 2.3.1

What's new?
- Direct transcoding from Vu+ Duo2 and Solo2 is now supported (see user guide for more information)
- Aspect Ratio can now be forced to 16:9 or 4:9
- Black toolbars for iPhone
- Newest video engine

What's have been fixed?
- EPG did not work on every device
- Problems with video transcoding fixed
- Idletimer did may activate unexpected
- App lock did not work when app was is running in background
- Increased default zap and play delay on Enigma 1 and Neutrino

Changelog Version 2.3.0

What's new?
- EPG in bouquet browser
- EPG for iPhone
- Radio (Enigma only)
- Multitasking
- Background audio playback (disabled by default)
- Import custom Picons from iTunes
- Play/stop button added
- Redesign iPhone toolbars

What's have been fixed?
- Sleeptimer button text on iPhone
- Allow transcoder authentication without an username
- Bottom toolbar may not visible on iPhone

Changelog Version 2.2.1

What's new?
- AirPlay and TVOut support
- Wake On Lan (WOL) for transcoding
- New blend deinterlace method
- Added progress information for Enigma 1 devices
- Added current channel information for Neutrino (HD) devices
- Added customizable delay between zap and play
- Transparent overlays and toolbars on iPad
- Improved video engine

What's have been fixed?
- Improved playback on Enigma 1 devices
- Improved set-top-box switching on iPhone
- Animations where missing sometimes
- Changed default deinterlace method to blend
- Changed default video codec to h264 and increased default video bitrate to 1024 for transcoding
- Improved network activity indicator

Changelog Version 2.2.0

What's new?
- A fresh new look
- Fancy clock added
- You can now see how long the next show will be (Enigma only)
- You can now protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode
- The app can now work without favorite bouquets (Enigma only)
- Channel name appears now after channel switch on iPhone in portrait mode
- Improved video engine with better performance

What's have been fixed?
- Changed default deinterlace method
- The app could not always handle empty bouquets on first setup
- Better behavior when leaving a recording
- Very long lists of recordings did not always appear
- Network activity indicator did not always appear
- Interface is now always visible when no stream is playing

Changelog Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

Jul 01
2013
Version 2.3.0

Thank you all for the positive feedback, this is the second major update for Blackbox!

!! Please use mp2v as transcoder video codec if you should encounter problems !!

Changelog Version 2.3.0

What's new?
- EPG in bouquet browser
- EPG for iPhone
- Radio (Enigma only)
- Multitasking
- Background audio playback (disabled by default)
- Import custom Picons from iTunes
- Play/stop button added
- Redesign iPhone toolbars

What's have been fixed?
- Sleeptimer button text on iPhone
- Allow transcoder authentication without an username
- Bottom toolbar may not visible on iPhone

Changelog Version 2.2.1

What's new?
- AirPlay and TVOut support
- Wake On Lan (WOL) for transcoding
- New blend deinterlace method
- Added progress information for Enigma 1 devices
- Added current channel information for Neutrino (HD) devices
- Added customizable delay between zap and play
- Transparent overlays and toolbars on iPad
- Improved video engine

What's have been fixed?
- Improved playback on Enigma 1 devices
- Improved set-top-box switching on iPhone
- Animations where missing sometimes
- Changed default deinterlace method to blend
- Changed default video codec to h264 and increased default video bitrate to 1024 for transcoding
- Improved network activity indicator

Changelog Version 2.2.0

What's new?
- A fresh new look
- Fancy clock added
- You can now see how long the next show will be (Enigma only)
- You can now protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode
- The app can now work without favorite bouquets (Enigma only)
- Channel name appears now after channel switch on iPhone in portrait mode
- Improved video engine with better performance

What's have been fixed?
- Changed default deinterlace method
- The app could not always handle empty bouquets on first setup
- Better behavior when leaving a recording
- Very long lists of recordings did not always appear
- Network activity indicator did not always appear
- Interface is now always visible when no stream is playing

Changelog Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

Jun 11
2013
Version 2.2.1

Thank you all for the positive feedback. This update focuses on support of Enigma 1 and Neutrino (HD), but there is also something for everyone.

Please do not forget to rate the app after each update.

Stay tuned for more great features coming this summer!

Changelog Version 2.2.1

What's new?
- AirPlay and TVOut support
- Wake On Lan (WOL) for transcoding
- New blend deinterlace method
- Added progress information for Enigma 1 devices
- Added current channel information for Neutrino (HD) devices
- Added customizable delay between zap and play
- Transparent overlays and toolbars on iPad
- Improved video engine

What's have been fixed?
- Improved playback on Enigma 1 devices
- Improved set-top-box switching on iPhone
- Animations where missing sometimes
- Changed default deinterlace method to blend
- Changed default video codec to h264 and increased default video bitrate to 1024 for transcoding
- Improved network activity indicator

Changelog Version 2.2.0

What's new?
- A fresh new look
- Fancy clock added
- You can now see how long the next show will be (Enigma only)
- You can now protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode
- The app can now work without favorite bouquets (Enigma only)
- Channel name appears now after channel switch on iPhone in portrait mode
- Improved video engine with better performance

What's have been fixed?
- Changed default deinterlace method
- The app could not always handle empty bouquets on first setup
- Better behavior when leaving a recording
- Very long lists of recordings did not always appear
- Network activity indicator did not always appear
- Interface is now always visible when no stream is playing

Changelog Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

May 30
2013
Version 2.2.0

Thank you all for the positive feedback. We are happy to present to you the first major update for Blackbox.

Stay tuned for more great features coming this summer!

Version 2.2.0

What's new?
- A fresh new look
- Fancy clock added
- You can now see how long the next show will be (Enigma only)
- You can now protect channels, bouquets, movies, provider, settings and the app start with a 4 digit passcode
- The app can now work without favorite bouquets (Enigma only)
- Channel name appears now after channel switch on iPhone in portrait mode
- Improved video engine with better performance

What's have been fixed?
- Changed default deinterlace method
- The app could not always handle empty bouquets on first setup
- Better behavior when leaving a recording
- Very long lists of recordings did not always appear
- Network activity indicator did not always appear
- Interface is now always visible when no stream is playing

Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

May 15
2013
Version 2.1.1

Thank you all for your positive feedback! This update includes minor improvements.

Version 2.1.1

What's new?
- You can now switch between provider and favorites bouquets (Enigma 1 & 2)
- Adding fallback to /hdd/movie when no recording paths are set in the box (Enigma 2)

What's have been fixed?
- Adding multiple set-top-boxes on the iPhone did not always work
- App could crash on channel switch when transcoding was enabled
- Some bouquets with special characters could not be parsed (Enigma 1)

May 03
2013
Version 2.1.0

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