IOSPIRIT has upgraded its Remote Buddy remote control software, introducing support for EyeTV remotes.

Remote Buddy 1.8 lets users of Elgato's EyeTV software use their supplied remote control and Remote Buddy to control iTunes, iPhoto, DVD Player, and VLC; watch presentations or videos, browse the hard drive, surf the web, or change system settings.

The updated 1.8 version of the software recognizes and integrates the remote control during its communication with EyeTV. Afterwards, the entire system can be controlled with Remote Buddy and the key layout of the remote can be freely modified.

Remote Buddy contains built-in support for over 100 applications and system parameters and is a free software upgrade for existing users, otherwise it costs €19.99. A 30-day trial version is available.

All Elgato television products and their included remote controls are supported (with the exception of models EyeTV 250, 250 Plus, 300/310, 400/410, 500, 610, which are still being worked on) as well as all TV-Sticks that include EyeTV from TerraTec and Pinnacle.

The software requires EyeTV 2.5.1.