Elgato Game Capture 2.9 for Mac Supports iOS Capture With Only A Lightning Cable

Prepare for a ton of Modojo gameplay capture!


Buckle up Shackers, Elgato Gaming has announce that the brand new Game Capture 2.9 for Mac will now allow users to capture iPhone and iPad footage with only a regular lightning cable. Truly a great moment for Modojo @ Shacknews as we will be able to capture a lot more games for our YouTube channel. Check out the Elgato's tweet announcing the news.

They also posted some more patch notes to their Elgato Gaming subreddit.

What's New in Game Capture 2.9?

To get the most out of this update, we highly recommend you run macOS High Sierra (10.13).

  • iPhone & iPad Capture via Lightning Cable

    • Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lightning cable and it will appear as a device in Game Capture. No additional hardware is required. Streaming and recording high quality iOS content has never been easier.
  • Wireless Apple TV Capture

    • If your Apple TV is on the same network as your Mac, you can select it as a device in Game Capture. Now you can easily capture content from your AppleTV – no strings attached (or cables, in this case). Note: for maximum performance, we recommend that your Apple TV and Mac are both connected via Ethernet, not WiFi.
  • Improved Device Selection

    • With all these new options at your disposal, we've made it easier to switch between devices.
  • More Ways to Optimize Performance

    • Not using Stream Command? You can now disable it to reduce CPU usage.

That is a lot of awesome features in this Game Capture 2.9 update! This update will make live streams of mobile and tablet-based games a lot easier for Apple users. Being able to capture Apple TV wirelessly is cool, but hopefully Apple actually gets more compelling exclusive titles like Sky by thatgamecompany. In the meantime, you can expect a lot more gameplay capture to come from our Modojo @ Shacknews team. 


Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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