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GENERAL QUESTION

What are some of the fundamentals of the IPTV system?

There are a couple of fundamental IPTV systems used to access content. IPTV systems can be channeled from a broadcast platform and displayed to multiple viewers simultaneously. IPTV systems can be used to offer VOD (video on demand). The system is accessed with a set-top box (along with relevant accessories).

 

What are the requirements for getting IPTV to work? 

Basically, there are three requirements

1- Find a provider and buy IPTV.

2- Get a device that supports IP TV service.

3- You need an IPTV App that works on your device, it’s worth to mention that the app is just a player which works as mediator between the device and the subscription link.

How to get IPTV? 

There are so many IPTV providers and resellers who offer and sell IPTV Subscriptions, however, it’s crucial to find a trusted and reliable provider who offer the channels list you want, some providers for example offer IPTV for UK channels only others IPTV for USA, and Arabic IPTV, on the other hand, there are some providers who offer IPTV subscription with worldwide TV Channels, Movies and TV Shows.

  

Are There Free IPTV services?

Yes, there are Free IPTV services out there, however, these services come with annoying advertisements, buffer and freeze. Moreover, your information is shared with third parties and not secure.

 

 

Am I able to watch IPTV on several devices simultaneously with a single subscription?

Please pay attention that 1 subscription can be used on multiple devices but you can watch only on 1 device at the same time.

 

Is the content displayed with high quality?

IP networks are optimized to use the best connections possible so users can receive high quality output. We maintain performance levels on our end to ensure the highest quality possible on a regular basis.

 

What is the amount of bandwidth used by the IPTV stream?

Updated H264 technologies are used for our IPTV streams, giving users the highest quality and compression settings available. The sizes of IPTV streams are approximately 8 Mbit. When channels are changed, the H264 protocol might be moderately higher. As such, a 16 Mbit internet connection is the minimum speed required (for HD channels, at least 30 Mbit is needed).

 

What types of devices are supported?

Various devices are supported by us, including Smart TV, Kodi, VLC, PC, Vu+, DreamBox, Enigma, Android Boxes, Android Smart Phones, and Max.

 

Is a satellite or dish equipment required to use IPTV?

Satellite or dish equipment is not necessary to use IPTV. Our servers will connect you to the IPTV platform using your internet connection.

 

What are the benefits of using IPTV?

Internet Protocol Television (aka IPTV) has numerous benefits. It is an inexpensive option in the current market and includes a slew of telecommunications providers. There are new channels on the horizon, so the variety is always expanding.

 

  

How long does it take to get a response from a support ticket?

Requesting technical support or account activation through a ticket will get a response within 1 to 2 hours. However, we strive to respond within an hour of getting any ticket. Note: the response time can be as long as 24 hours during peak times.

 

Why Channels aren’t working on my Smart TV even though I have uploaded the playlist?

Ensure your playlist functions on your computer using VLC player or on the IPTV Player.

 

The channels won’t work on the SIPTV app but will work in VLC Player. Why?

If you own Tizen TVs or webOS and you have multicast streams, the HTTP to UDP function must be switched on in the app’s settings and router setup.

 

Can I turn my television into a smart TV with an Android TV box device?

Sure. This is achievable since you can set up certain apps from the Google Play store, which will make your television somewhat interactive. Other apps can be used on your television, too, including Skype, Firefox, and Gmail!

 

Ethernet or Wi-Fi?

We regularly suggest ethernet connections (device hardware) for optimal resolution.

 

What is an Android TV Box?

An Android TV box is basically a small computer operating an Android-based OS and runs various apps, the “XMBC Remote” being one of them.

 

A movie I’m watching often buffers. Why?

At times, you might endure buffering as a result of high traffic or slow speeds on the internet. If buffering issues are persistent, try holding down the “Pause” button for up to 15 seconds before resuming the movie. This often rectifies the buffering issue.

 

What is Kodi?

Known as XBMC in the past, Kodi is an open-source software that plays media for free. It was created by a non-profit technology group named the XBMC Foundation. Kodi is accessible on several hardware platforms and operating systems. The software has a 10-foot long interface and is to be used for remote control and TV functions. Have a look at the company’s website (kodi.tv) for more details.

 

Why do messages about “script errors” keep showing up in Kodi?

If you receive a script error message, it likely means that your internet connection speed is slow, or you aren’t connected to it.

 

How do I clear my cache when the “clear cache” message shows up on Kodi?

You will see the “clear cache” option when you select “maintenance” under the “programs” tab.

 

Can my Android/iPhone/iPad be used as a remote control on Kodi?

You can download a free app called the “XBMC Remote” to browse options on Kodi. It is comprised of a user-friendly keyboard that acts as a remote control on your mobile device.

 

Why am I having buffering problems on some channels?

To begin with, inspect your router or modem and ensure they are plugged in. Restart both before reviewing the settings of each device that are running your IPTV subscription. If the problems persist, your ISP might be blocking traffic for IPTV. Try out another ISP connection to resolve this. The problems should end once you do.

 

 Does IPTV work in any country?

Well, IPTV works in any country as long as your Internet Service Provider (ISP) allows the IPTV Service IP (For our IPTV don’t work in the Netherlands country).
Some Internet Service Providers don’t allow the connection, therefore, it will not work.

 

Is it safe to use VPN with IPTV?

Yes, it’s safe to use VPN with IPTV, in fact, it’s highly recommended to do so.

As mentioned above, some Internet service providers don’t allow the IPTV connection, through using VPN you will overcome this issue.

Final Words

If you have any inquiry you can always contact us using Ticket system and we will reply to you.

Moreover, we will add your question to our Frequently Asked Questions post if it’s not already included.

What is IPTV?

Table of Contents

  • Some of the privileges of IPTV
  • How can I watch IPTV?
    • IPTV setup boxes (STB)
    • Personal Computers (PC)
    • Smart TVs
    • Smartphones
    • Gaming Consoles
    • Conclusion

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television.  This new low-cost technology is superseding the traditional satellite and cable subscription for many users around the world.

iptv description and advantages

IPTV, the abbreviation of Internet Protocol Television, is a service which delivers the television channels through the logicalInternet protocol (IP) instead of traditional methods such satellite and cable televisions. Such, service can bring numerous advantages along with other IP-based services.

Some of the advantages of IPTV

Interactivity: Users can search for their favorite programs based upon the title of the program, name and time of the sports match, and even the actors’ name. From this, users can save their time by watching specific shows in a particular time and never leave their favorite programs unwatched. You can use the IPTV anywhere and with any device you have. All you need is just an internet connection. You can have more channels without the need to installing dishes on different sides of satellites.

Video On Demand (VOD): This is a unique service by which IPTV customers can rent movies or programs and play, pause, fast-forward or rewind it just like what users do with DVD players.

Economical: By using IP-based service, customers can utilize different service instead of buying several separate services and this is economical.

How can I watch IPTV?

There are several ways in which IPTV streams can be watched based on IPTV hardware and software. The first thing you need to consider is the operating system of your device. Then look for the best Application on that operating system. For example: If you have an Android-based device on you can use the Perfect player App on Android or download the latest version of Kodi on Android.

Hardwares you need for watching IPTV
Softwares you need for watching IPTV

IPTV setup boxes (STB)

Possibly the best method to watch IPTV channels and bring a whole new world of entertainment to your home is these new Android setup boxes. These setup boxes will become very useful especially when your TV doesn’t support a compatible operating system for IPTV or doesn’t support an App for streaming IPTV channels.Android box

There are other types of STB’s available on the market such as MAG box and Enigma2 receivers, as well as AppleTV. We listed these setup boxes in order of popularity among IPTV users.
How to setup IPTV on MAG.

 

Personal Computers (PC)

One of the easiest and fastest ways for streaming IPTV channels is by using a computer such as a laptop or pc (desktop computers) that has a Windows OS or Macintosh and Linux.

VLC on Personal computers

The most commonly used Application on these mentioned operating systems is the VLC media player. VLC offers the best solution for IPTV usage and is compatible with most of the hardware and operating systems. How to setup IPTV on VLC.

Smart TVs

Smart TVs are becoming very common these days and you can at least find one in every home. In order to install IPTV on a Smart TV, there are several ways which we will be going to mention in this section. The most popular way is by downloading an application called SIPTV App (Smart IPTV App) on your TV and uploading your M3U playlist with your TV Mac address on SIPTV website. Smart IPTV App(SIPTV)

They are some more useful applications to bring IPTV on Smart TV:
IPTV Smarters
Smart STB
SS IPTV app

  

Smartphones

Smartphones are everywhere and play a major rule in our life. One great thing about having IPTV channels on your Smartphone is that you can have all the channels you need anywhere, anytime. This means that you never miss a big sports event or a TV series that you can’t miss. Based on your operating system, you can select different types of apps. 

GSE for iOS

GSE for Android

IPTV on Smartphones

The most commonly used apps are Perfect Player and GSE app on both Android and iOS. How to setup IPTV on Perfect player Android? 

Gaming Consoles

The last but not least platform for using IPTV channels is your gaming console. IPTV on Xbox and PS4 makes these wonderful devices to a complete entertainment unit. In order to have IPTV channels on your Xbox One, you can download Kodi from Xbox Live store which is a great addition to Xbox. How to setup IPTV on Xbox One using Kodi?

IPTV and Gaming consoles

On the other hand, having IPTV channels on PS4 is little complicated comparing to IPTV on Xbox one. On PS4 you must use a screencasting application called “Plex” and this application must be open at all time while you are using IPTV channels on your PS4. How to setup IPTV on PS4?

Conclusion

There you have it. We tried to explain different ways of having IPTV channels on different devices and operating systems. If you think we missed out on anything else, feel free to discuss it with us in the comments section down below.

How much Internet data do I need to run IPTV?

Although it depends on the quality of channels, watching IPTV for one hour is roughly equal to download a video file with one hour of length. Assuming the size of one hour video varies between 500 to 800MB, this will give you an estimate of how much Internet data is needed for watching IPTV. Accordingly, if you plan to watch IPTV two hours a day, you will need at least 30GB of data traffic per month.

bandwidth usage

What is Internet streaming?

Streaming is a term that stands for watching a video or listening to audio in real time, instead of downloading a media file. This service needs a proper Internet bandwidth which varies according to the level of quality.

Internet Streaming

For instance, the minimum bandwidth requirement of watching a video on Youtube with high quality is quite more than that video with low-level quality.  As another illustration, watching a low-quality video on Youtube for PC (400×226 pixels) demands more Internet speed than the same video for smartphones( How to setup IPTV on a Smartphone) (320×240 pixels) because PC( How to setup IPTV on PC) have larger screens.

Specifications for Streaming Content(VOD)

Streaming VOD contents need a nearly fast internet connection, and simply how fast depends on the kind of media you are watching. A speed of 20 megabits per second (Mbps) or higher is required for streaming standard definition video without buffering, decreases in quality, or buffering stops. HD and 4K media demand higher speeds for perfect performance.

Live Streaming (IPTV)

Live streaming and IPTV is identical as the streaming explained earlier, but it’s precisely used for internet content presented in real time as it occurs. Live streaming is common with live television shows and specific one-time sports or events.

Buffering in IPTV

Table of Contents

  • Causes  of the Buffering
  • How to prevent Buffering

Although Buffering means a variety of definitions in different types of technologies, here we describe it in the field of IPTV streaming. In general, it means that when you are watching a live stream, the picture sometimes stops and resumes. This issue is being referred to as buffering. Buffering would speed up different tasks on your computer.

Buffering can prevent lag when you’re streaming video or prevent slow performance when you’re playing a graphics-intensive video game on your desktop computer. Buffering involves pre-loading data into a certain area of memory known as a “buffer,” so the data can be accessed more quickly on GPU or CPU.

Although diagnosing the underlying reason for buffering is a difficult task, potential factors which would cause the buffering are explained in this article.

Buffering in IPTV

Causes  of the Buffering

Internet Speed

Depending on the quality of the streaming, there is a minimum required speed which your Internet connection has to satisfy. Otherwise, it is highly probable to encounter poor quality and frequent interruptions.

Home Network

Wireless routers are often getting quickly overloaded when a number of devices are connected to it simultaneously. This will lessen the required bandwidth for streaming and cause interruptions. In this case, you need to have a router which can handle the heavy traffic loads.

CPU Usage

One aspect that is often overlooked is the activity that happens on your Internet-connected device. Watching videos over the Internet uses computing resources. Therefore, if you have a lot of programs running in the background of your system, this could cause some issues with your video playing properly. If you are having problems playing video, another good practice would be to close out any web pages and programs that you are not using.

Stream Provider Overloading

If the requests of streaming over the providers’ servers getting higher than that they can handle, it would delay the transfer of video to your device and finally lead the stream to get pause or buffer. In this case, nothing can be done by the users except to wait until the requests to providers’ content slow down.

How to prevent Buffering

The main underlying reasons for buffering can be categorized in 3 main sections: Internet speed, hardware processor, and the server through which the IPTV is streamed. The fluctuation of the Internet download speed will lead to buffering. Also, if your TV or media box is unable to handle the high-quality input streams (for example HD channels) this can cause buffering.

Finally, when the servers of the IPTV providers are being overloaded as a result of over-streaming by the users, this will cause buffering too.  Moreover, if you use VLCKODI media players or a Smart TV app, you might look into the ways by which you can tweak your connection to reduce the amount of buffering.

If you are still having trouble watching videos, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the effect of the stuttering.
With some video providers, you can start the video, pause it and wait.

This will allow the video to download a little way ahead of time so that you can let it catch up and watch for a longer uninterrupted period. Disabling IGMP Snooping will sometimes help reduce the buffering.

Buffering

*Please note, 99% of all buffering issues are related to the internet speed and the data packet loss, which is something that we can do nothing about except changing the ISP.


You can also reduce the quality of the video. This will decrease the bandwidth demand and increase the likelihood that the video will not stutter during playback.
Another optional approach would be downloading the entire video first before playing it. This may take longer, but it would likely ensure that you would be able to watch the entire video without interruption.

What is M3U list?

The M3U list is a text file format which contains information regarding the channel list such as the name of the channels, the URL of the channel source and channel reference number divided to different groups of countries for the ease of access. M3U is the most used format for all IPTV devices.

M3U icon

How to Use an M3U 

The VLC media player is by far the best choice for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC is a free media player which supports a large variety of audio and video contents. Additionally, it supports other formats such as M3U8, PLS, XSPF, CON, and many more. M3U is the most used IPTV script among all IPTV users and it can be used on Smart TV, Smartphones, Android setup boxes, STB emulators, Roku and so forth.


How to edit an M3U file and create a favorites list

The M3U files can be edited with any text editor such as notepad because the files are text-based. You can simply open the downloaded M3U file with a notepad and delete the unwanted channels from the list and save the file on your computer. Then you can use this customized M3U file with your IPTV applications.

Why the channels are not categorized

The reason is that you are using a simple M3U URL or file. In order to have channels in groups and categorized, you must use M3U with options as your IPTV script. 


The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can download your M3U url, generate M3U with options url and reload your list to have channels categorized.
If you don’t have access to any dashboard system ask your IPTV provider for M3U with options url.

Hardwares you need for watching IPTV

Table of Contents

  • Smart TV (Android OS, Samsung, LG, Philips, Panasonic, Insignia, Sharp, TCL, Hisense, Westinghouse, Toshiba, Vizio)
    • Advantages of Smart TV
    • Disadvantages of Smart TV
  • Setup boxes(MAG, Enigma2, FireTV, Roku, Android box, AppleTV)
    • Advantages of setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of setup boxes
  • Android setup boxes
    • Advantages of Android setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of Android setup boxes
  • Amazon Fire TV
    • Advantages of Amazon FireTV
    • Disadvantages of Amazon FireTV
  • Apple setup boxes
    • Advantages of Apple TV setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of Apple TV setup boxes
  • MAG setup boxes
    • Advantages of MAG setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of MAG setup boxes
  • Enigma2 setup boxes
    • Advantages of Enigma2 setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of Enigma2 setup boxes
  • Roku
    • Advantages of Roku setup boxes
    • Disadvantages of Roku setup boxes
  • Personal Computers (Laptop and PC using Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
    • Advantages of watching IPTV on PC or Laptops
    • Disadvantages of watching IPTV on PC or Laptops
  • Smartphones and Tablets(Android, iOS, Windows phone)
    • Advantages of watching IPTV on Smartphones
    • Disadvantages of watching IPTV on Smartphones
  • Gaming Consoles(PS4 and Xbox One)
    • Advantages of watching IPTV on Gaming Consoles
    • Disadvantages of watching IPTV on Gaming Consoles
    • Conclusion

Although there exist specific devices such as MAG for IPTV service, it is not necessary for the customers to buy a hardware device since there are various apps and software which could be utilized to play IPTV.

IPTV hardware

There are several ways in which IPTV streams can be watched based on IPTV hardware and these are categorized into

  • Smart TV
  • Setup boxes
  • Personal computer
  • Smartphones
  • Gaming consoles

 

The first thing you need to consider is the operating system of your device. Then look for the best Application on that operating system. For example: If you have an Android-based device on you can use the IPTV Smarters on Android or download the latest version of GSE IPTV on Android.

Smart TV (Android OS, Samsung, LG, Philips, Panasonic, Insignia, Sharp, TCL, Hisense, Westinghouse, Toshiba, Vizio)

Smart TVs are growing very popular nowadays and you can at least find one in every home. In order to install IPTV on a Smart TV, there are several ways which we will be going to mention in this section. The most popular way is by downloading an application called SIPTV App (Smart IPTV App) on your TV and uploading your M3U playlist with your TV Mac address on SIPTV website. 

Important note, SIPTV recently have many problems so we do not recommend it but still the popular one.

Our Best Suggestions in priority for Smart TV are

IPTV Smarters in Smart TV
Smart STB in Smart TV
SIPTV app for Smart TV
SS IPTV in Smart TV
Kodi in Smart TV

IPTV on Smart TV

Advantages of Smart TV

The main advantage of a smart TV is access to a high number of channels that offer TV programs, movies, and music without the requirement to connect a TV antenna or subscribe to a cable/satellite service. Furthermore, some smart TVs present web browsing, gaming, and access to compatible media content saved on your computer or hard drive.

Disadvantages of Smart TV

As with other devices that take you online there are concerns around security and there is a point some of the time. There have been problems, but work is being taken out to reduce this. In the future, it may be the fact that Firewalls will defend TVs as well. There are also concerns about the stealing of data and damage of privacy and most worryingly the camera and sound devices taking pictures and recordings of what is occurring in the room. Facial recognition has also been reduced as a danger to security.

 

Setup boxes(MAG, Enigma2, FireTV, Roku, Android box, AppleTV)

STB stands for Set-up Box is a device that turns the input signals to the one that can be displayed on a TV screen or other devices. STB also called Set-up Unit (STU) are common tools to watch IPTV, cable TV, and satellite TV. A set top box or recognized as STB is a device including a tuner in it which captures an external source of the signal and delivers to the television set for a high-quality picture. The set-top box is required to maintain receiving the signals in the digital format. What is STB?

IPTV on setup boxes

Advantages of setup boxes

Below is a short demonstration of the advantages that setup boxes offer.

  • The quantity of channels extends to a great amount.
  • A large enhancement in picture quality when utilizing the set-top box.
  • All kinds of troubles in watching channels will be reduced.
  • IPTV providers will be able to offer HD quality which is one of the most important uses of the set-top box.
  • The big switch on the small screen with the use of a set top box. It will bring on the digital revolution.

Disadvantages of setup boxes

  • Free to air channels will also not be available without the set-top box.
  • It will be mandatory to have the set top box and this will add an extra expense. 

 

Android setup boxes

By using an Android box such as Amazon FireTV, you can connect to Google Play Store and download thousands of Android games and play those games on your TV. The best setup box for having both IPTV channels and playing Android games is Nvidia Shield which also comes with a Gamepad or a controller which makes it easier to play android games. What is an Android box?

Android setup boxes

Advantages of Android setup boxes

The features of an Android box are the number-one purpose why people purchase them. In extension to being capable to view the high-definition video on your TV, Android boxes enable users to surf the web, use more than 500,000 apps and games directly on their TV without having to have a supplementary game console.

The social network perspective of having an Android box is another attractive feature. Users can, for instance, share compelling websites and news stories directly from the TV, check email, chat online through different services, and more. Android boxes alter the way we use our TVs. The advantage of being able to utilize the internet from the TV is a very attractive innovation.

Disadvantages of Android setup boxes

Regarding the case that an Android TV Box uses an Operating System, this state doesn’t have any restriction in producing informative and entertainment solutions. The true cause for this could be that the Main System utilized by these boxes is immediately possible to 3rd party developers. This makes the tv box to be a low-priced approach to try a broad category of unlimited information and entertainment as developers simply need to pay to enable them to use the Android operating system.

There are lots of applications available on Android and many of them work great, however, we suggest Perfect Player and we believe this is the most complete and reliable way for watching IPTV channels on your setup box. 

Amazon Fire TV

The best Application for setting up IPTV on Fire TV is Kodi. Kodi is one of the most used Apps for streaming live TV channels and is one of the pre-loaded applications that comes with this set-up box. 

Advantages of Amazon FireTV

It’s difficult to get past the affordable price tag of the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can use your voice to do things like “Play Walking Dead” or even “Find me a good horror movie”. The foremost purpose people purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick, of course, is to get access to the greatest streaming content IPTV has to offer.

Disadvantages of Amazon FireTV

It might be understandable, but you’re not going to get the equivalent type of functionality in a stick as you are going to get with a full set-top box like Apple TV or even the Amazon Fire TV. Thus, if you’re a hard-core gamer or a film purist, you might look at what the Amazon Fire TV gives in terms of a higher-performance streaming experience. Furthermore, the Amazon Fire TV comes with the capability to plug into the Ethernet, giving it a big boost on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which is still limited to Wi-Fi only.

Apple setup boxes

Very similar to Android setup boxes, these devices are also compatible with watching IPTV channels and also downloading iOS based video games from the Apple store. Apple TV is one the best places for watching IPTV channels on your TV. Apple TV is a powerful media device that is used for streaming media contents including the live stream.

ios setup boxes

There are found generation of Apple TV and the latest one, 4th generation, is most favored one. This device is also compatible with KODI media player and you can install IPTV channels on Kodi while using your Apple TV.

Apple TV is a powerful media device that is used for streaming media contents including the live stream. It supports HDMI port, equipped with an infrared-based remote control and can be connected to the Internet via WiFi. Besides, users can stream media content from AirPlay or iTune. You can install IPTV on Apple TV via IP Television App.

Advantages of Apple TV setup boxes

Apple TV changes your normal TV into a Smart TV. 4K TVs are still very expensive, so Apple TV is an excellent choice for users on a budget. It provides unlimited content streaming from iTunes and other important streaming content providers.

Access a broad range of games in great HD quality. The Apple 4K has a compelling processor that competes with some laptops and can manage most heavy games on your TV.

Siri voice abilities allow the users to control the TV through voice. By voice commands, you can demand particular content and Siri will show them to you. 

The Apple App Store has a range of apps that users can access through Apple TV. They include photo sharing, social media, shopping, workout, and weather apps.

Disadvantages of Apple TV setup boxes

Unlike other competitors like Roku and Chromecast, Apple TV lacks a USB port offering little support for audio and video. Apple does not provide processor upgrades for its streaming device once you buy it, you are stuck with it until another upgrade is launched.

MAG setup boxes

MAG is by far the best device for streaming IPTV channels. Infomir produces Set-Top Boxes following the brand name MAG. These Set-Top Boxes are multi-functional devices that allow you to quickly organize your media contents and use IPTV services. 

IPTV on MAG

These MAG Set-Top Boxes are implemented with super-powerful hardware that guarantees fabulous performance while running applications and IPTV streams. 

Advantages of MAG setup boxes

Easy to setup compared to other IPTV setup boxes. All you need to do is to register your device mac address which you can find on the backside of your MAG box to your IPTV line and add the portal address which you can ask from your IPTV provider to your MAG box in just a few minutes. After adding the portal address, there is no need to add an extra link for EPG or Picons since all the data you need will be received through the portal address you added to your device.

Disadvantages of MAG setup boxes

Comparing to IPTV setup boxes such as Amazon FireTV stick which has an Android Operating system attached to it, you can’t install video games or applications on your device since MAG comes with an embedded operating system that’s been created by infomir.

Enigma2 setup boxes

Enigma2 software was originally developed by Dream Multimedia. Enigma2 is a successful open source based firmware platform for set-top boxes and it is utilized by a number of different set-top box manufacturers, including the most generally known Dreambox.

IPTV on Engima2 setup boxes

Although installing IPTV channels on an Enigma2 based device is a little more complex compared to the other mentioned setup boxes in this article, you can use a known plugin called XtreamTV Plugin which makes installing IPTV channels on your setup box way more simpler.

Advantages of Enigma2 setup boxes

The important features of Linux based receivers are that they have a PowerPC processor which enables the firmware to be enhanced by the user (as it is dramatically a Linux based computer than a patched receiver). An ethernet port which enables entrance of IPTV, online 7-Day EPG and networked file-sharing services. Enigma2 usually appears with a CAM (Conditional Access Module) to enable a smart card to be implanted to provide access to encrypted channels.

Disadvantages of Enigma2 setup boxes

Enigma2 based setup boxes are a little harder to setup up comparing to MAG or Android-based setup boxes and it takes a little more time to adjust. Having EPG on Enigma2 is a little tricky and some of the users don’t even know that they can install EPG on enigma2 and just give up on it. Enigma2 receivers are usually weaker in terms of hardware compared to other setup boxes.

Roku

Roku is a Media Streaming Box by which users can easily stream and watch movie, music, TV series on their TV screens. It can be connected to the Internet by both WiFi or Ethernet cable. Since Roku streams the videos in full HD quality, it demands a strong Internet connection. 

IPTV on Roku

It worth mentioning that the latest version, Roku4 has the ability to supports 4K quality streams. Accordingly, for those customers who have 4K TVs, the Roku would be the best choice. 

Advantages of Roku setup boxes

Roku has the most channels out of all of the mainstream set-top boxes available on the market and has voice search feature, and will search multiple services (unlike Amazon Fire TV, which only searches Amazon) You can connect your headphone output in remote control and installing IPTV channels on Roku is very easy and simple to use. Roku is one of the inexpensive types of streaming device, Roku streaming devices are easily affordable. The Roku App allows us to control your TV using any device. 

Disadvantages of Roku setup boxes

Roku does not support YouTube, and still, cannot be forecast in the future which is a big disappointment for this amazing setup box.

 

Personal Computers (Laptop and PC using Windows, Linux, Macintosh)

One of the easiest and fastest ways for streaming IPTV channels is by using a computer such as a laptop or pc (desktop computers) that has a Windows OS or Macintosh and Linux.

VLC on PC

The most commonly used Application on these mentioned operating systems is the VLC media player. VLC offers the best solution for IPTV usage and is compatible with most of the hardware and operating systems.

Advantages of watching IPTV on PC or Laptops

In addition to streaming service, PCs can be set up to use digital downloaded media as well as playback DVD and Blu-ray if you have the appropriate hardware. The best part is that the computer can also be a hub for digital content. You can also take your Laptop with you anywhere you want and watch live streams with a simple internet connection. This way you never miss a TV show or a big sports event.

Disadvantages of watching IPTV on PC or Laptops

The big downside for using a PC for a home streaming and entertainment center is how hard it can be to move between services. The biggest restriction for most people is, of course, going to be the cost.

Smartphones and Tablets(Android, iOS, Windows phone)

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere and play a major rule in our life. One great thing about having IPTV channels on your Smartphone is that you can have all the channels you need anywhere, anytime. This means that you never miss a big sports event or a TV series that you can’t miss. Based on your operating system, you can select different types of apps.

iptv on smartphones

The most commonly used apps are Perfect Player and GSE app on both Android and iOS.

Advantages of watching IPTV on Smartphones

The main advantage is, of course, the portability of smartphones. With the power of 4G networks and a simple M3U subscription, you will never miss a big sports event or a TV series while you are away from home.

Disadvantages of watching IPTV on Smartphones

The main downside is the screen size. While you get used to watching TV on your big fancy screen at home, watching IPTV on a small sized screen can be a little disappointing.

Gaming Consoles(PS4 and Xbox One)

The last but not least platform for using IPTV channels is your gaming console. IPTV on Xbox and PS4 makes these wonderful devices to a complete entertainment unit. In order to have IPTV channels on your Xbox One, you can download Kodi from Xbox Live store which is a great addition to Xbox.

iptv on gaming consoles

On the other hand, having IPTV channels on PS4 is little complicated comparing to IPTV on Xbox one. On PS4 you must use a screencasting application called “Plex” and this application must be open at all time while you are using IPTV channels on your PS4.

Advantages of watching IPTV on Gaming Consoles

The main advantage of having IPTV on your video game console is that after adding the channels, your Xbox One or PS4 turns into a complete package of all the entertainment you need. The other main advantage is that the community of video game console owners is very big and when you came across an issue, you can easily request help in major online forums and discussion threads.

Disadvantages of watching IPTV on Gaming Consoles

The only disadvantage we could find is that PS4 itself doesn’t support a streaming app such as Kodi(unlike Xbox One) and in order to watch IPTV on PS4, you must use Plex at all times.

Conclusion

There you have it. We tried to explain all the five main devices for IPTV streaming in a comprehensive article.

Softwares you need for watching IPTV

Table of Contents

  • Computers (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
    • VLC media player (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
    • Perfect Player (Windows, Mac OS)
    • MyIPTV Player 
    • Kodi (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  • Smart TV’s Operating systems 
    • SIPTV (Smart IPTV App)
    • Kodi on Smart TV  
    • Smart STB app on Smart TV
    • IPTV on SS IPTV
  • Smartphones, Tablets and Setup boxes (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
    • Kodi (Smartphones, Tablets, and Setup boxes)
  • Android
    • IPTV EXTREME PRO 
    • IPTV Smarters App
    • GSE IPTV App
    • Perfect Player 
    • Android STB Emulator
    • “IPTV” Application
    • IPTV on SS IPTV
    • IPTV on ProgTV
  • iOS
    • IP Television App
    • Cloud Stream IPTV
    • GSE IPTV App
    • IPTV on iOS using rIPTV
    • IPTV on iOS using IPTV Smarters app

According to the Operating System of your device, you can use these kinds of software/apps: VLC media player (Windows Microsoft-Linux-Macintosh OS-Android), Perfect Player (Android), KODI, SIPTV (Smart TVs), and Enigma2 (Linux) MAG box, gaming consoles such as PS4 and Xbox, Smartphones. Depending on the OS of your phone, you can use GSE App or IP Television App for iOS and Perfect Player and Kodi on Android phones.iptv apps and operating systems

Computers (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

Based on many feedbacks around the internet, VLC is the most commonly used application for streaming IPTV channels on Computers. However, we are going to mention a few other useful applications as well.

In addition to streaming service, PCs can be set up to use digital downloaded media as well as playback DVD and Blu-ray if you have the appropriate hardware. The best part is that the computer can also be a hub for digital content. You can also take your Laptop with you anywhere you want and watch live streams with a simple internet connection. This way you never miss a TV show or a big sports event.

VLC media player (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

The most commonly used Application on these mentioned operating systems is the VLC media player. VLC offers the best solution for IPTV usage and is compatible with most of the hardware and operating systems. 

Perfect Player (Windows, Mac OS)

Perfect Player is an Android application that simulates a set-top box which can be used for streaming IPTV channels on your favorite devices such as tablets, smartphones, and Smart TV. Please note, this application doesn’t include any IPTV channels.
In order to add IPTV channels, you must add your own m3u playlists inside the settings section. 
Perfect Player is available on Android, iOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. 

MyIPTV Player 

This is an exceptional media player with EPG to play your IPTV channels on your Windows Phone, Windwos10, and Xbox One.  You can simply load your M3U playlist from storage or remote source and you are good to go. MyIPTV Player on Windows  

Kodi (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

Kodi is an open-source media player which is a free application that functions as a digital media center. This application enables you to play your media, cast it between various devices, from a primary location to other devices. 

You can use Kodi on most of the operating systems such as Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, iOS, and devices such as Amazon FireTV, Smartphones, Apple TVXbox, and PC.

Conclusion

VLC media player, Perfect Player, and Kodi are the perfect choices for streaming IPTV contents on Computers or Laptops and are very easy to install. There are other applications available on the internet, however, we highly recommend these mentioned apps for the ease of access and a better experience.

 


Smart TV’s Operating systems 

SIPTV is the most recommended app to use on smart TVs such as LG, Samsung, and Sony. Currently, SIPTV (Smart IPTV App) is the most used application for streaming IPTV channels on Smart TV with frequent updates and a user-friendly interface. 

Other than SIPTV, we are also going to mention other apps as well, such as Kodi on Smart TV which will be a great addition to your home entertainment unit.

All you need is a Smart TV and an internet connection. This application also supports EPG as well as Picons and grouping. In order to have EPG, Picons and channel groups, the M3U file or URL that you are uploading to this application, must be m3u with options. 

SIPTV (Smart IPTV App)

With the help of this application, no matter what brand of Smart TV you are using this app works on all Smart TVs such as LG, Samsung, and Sony. You can play your OTT and IPTV streams on your Smart TV.

The most popular way is by downloading an application called SIPTV App (Smart IPTV App) on your TV and uploading your M3U playlist with your TV Mac address on SIPTV website. 

 Kodi on Smart TV  

Many TVs offer different operating systems and user interfaces that might not match the requirements of Kodi. However, if your Smart TV doesn’t support Android, don’t worry, there are a few other options so that you can enjoy watching IPTV channels on your Smart TV via Kodi. 

The main reason to have Kodi on your Smart TV is to take advantage of all the great Kodi add-ons base which we will discuss ahead. Kodi is an Open Source application, this means any developer can have access to its source code and develop an add-on on it in order to add new functionalities to the App.
Due to some restricted policies around Kodi and IPTV streaming in general, some add-ons must be installed through third-party repositories and added to your Kodi app.

Smart STB app on Smart TV

Smart STB is an android app which can be installed on Samsung and LG smart tv`s. This app enables you to have IPTV service on a portal just like MAG setup boxes with all characteristics that can be expected from MAG and Stalker Portal. 

IPTV on SS IPTV

SS IPTV is a free multi-purpose player for streaming media in the local network or through the internet. The app is compatible with the services of hundreds of IPTV operators. User’s own IPTV playlists are also supported. 

How to add M3U playlist to Smart STB?

For learning how to activate and installing the Smart STB app, Please visit the article (How to install Smart STB app on Smart TV?) and then follow the steps described at How to add M3U playlist to Smart STB?.

Conclusion

We tried to explain the best ways for watching IPTV on Smart TV in this section. There are other applications available on different Smart TV’s, however, we don’t recommend using those apps since these apps that we mentioned has proven their worth over the past few years. If your TV support Android then you have tons of other options such as Perfect Player, GSE app and … The list goes on. 

 


Smartphones, Tablets and Setup boxes (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)

Depending on the Operating System, Kodi for Android and GSE app for iOS is the best choice for streaming IPTV channels on your phone. However, we are going to discuss which app is the best choice for streaming Live channels on your Smartphones based on the Operating System of the devices.

Kodi (Smartphones, Tablets, and Setup boxes)

Kodi is relatively available on all the setup boxes such as Nvidia Shield, Amazon FireTV, RaspberryPi, Smartphones, Xbox One, Smart TVs and basically all the devices that have access to Google Player Store or Apple Store. 

Android

There is a lot of IPTV application available on Android Operating System, however, many of those application doesn’t function very well are most likely not optimized on most Smartphones. In this section, we are going to interduce the best IPTV Apps on Android.

IPTV EXTREME PRO 

It’s a very handy player and has so many performance tuning options which are a great addition and benefit compared to other applications. First, you’ll need to add a Playlist by inserting m3u link or select a previously saved playlist file. What is M3U?

Along with other IPTV applications on Android that we are going to mention, IPTV EXTREME PRO app is one the most recommended ones. 

IPTV Smarters App

IPTV Smarters is an Android Application based Xtream Codes that provides your esteemed customers the facility to watch Live TV, VOD, Series and TV Catchup on their Android Devices (Mobiles, Android Boxes, Fire TV Stick etc.).

In order to have IPTV channels on this, you will need to enter your Username, Password and Server URL that is provided by your IPTV service provider. 

GSE IPTV App

GSE SMART IPTV is a comprehensive user-defined Advanced IPTV solutions for live and non-liveTV stream. With a built-in strong player that supports most formats including M3U with options.

GSE is another great addition to this list and will definitely serve all your needs for your IPTV experience. 

Perfect Player 

Perfect Player is an Android application that simulates a set-top box which can be used for streaming IPTV channels on your favorite devices such as tablets, smartphones, and Smart TV. Please note, this application doesn’t include any IPTV channels.

In order to add IPTV channels, you must add your own m3u playlists inside the settings section. 
Perfect Player is also available on iOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. 

Android STB Emulator

This App is intended to be used by expert users. To operate accurately it needs to be configured first and if you’ve never configured IPTV boxes it may be confusing for you to configure it.

Please note, by making a simple mistake during your configuration, the App will become unusable. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use STB emulator on your device in order to watch IPTV. 

“IPTV” Application

Watch IPTV from your Internet service provider or free live TV channels from any other source on the web the “IPTV” Application (This is the name of the app and it is not referring to IPTV industry).  If you are utilizing VLC media player to watch TV on your PC then this app is highly recommended to you. 

IPTV on SS IPTV

SS IPTV is a free multi-purpose player for streaming media in the local network or through the internet. The app is compatible with the services of hundreds of IPTV operators. User’s own IPTV playlists are also supported. 

IPTV on ProgTV

ProgTV is formerly known as HyppTV, is a simple but handy and comprehensive application for streaming IPTV channels and listening to radio channels over the Internet or local network. 

iOS

Some of the iOS applications are also available on Android such as GSE app or IPTV Smarters app and we are going to mention some of the great applications that you can use on an iOS platform.

IP Television App

IP Television enables you to stream universal channels, worldwide broadcasters and VOD on your iPhone and iPad (and on your Apple TV). Wherever you are! You just require an internet connection!

You can build or upload all the channels and playlists with IP Television.
IP Television has an intuitive interface and enables you to simply control and refresh your playlists. 

Cloud Stream IPTV

Cloud Stream IPTV Player is a free program for iPhone that relates to the category of IPTV streaming and has been produced by Giovanny Aranda. This program is accessible in French, English, Italian, and Spanish languages. 

Watch the TV IPTV from your ISP or any other TV Internet source from your iPhone or iPad with EPG and the ability to create a favorites list from your selected channels. 

GSE IPTV App

GSE SMART IPTV is a complete user-defined advanced IPTV solution for your iOS device. With a built-in strong player that supports most formats including M3U with options. 

GSE Player is also available on Android. 

IPTV on iOS using rIPTV

With the help of this application, you can enjoy all your multimedia content on a single device in a single application. rIPTV brings streaming and on-demand television to your iOS device. Intuitive and easy to use. 

IPTV on iOS using IPTV Smarters app

IPTV Smarters is an iOS Application based Xtream Codes that provides your esteemed customers the facility to watch Live TV, VOD, Series & TV Catchup on their iOS Devices (Mobiles, iOS Boxes,etc.). 

Conclusion

There you have it. We tried to explain all the five main Operating systems for IPTV streaming in a comprehensive article.

How to setup IPTV on Smart TV via Smart IPTV App(SIPTV)?

IPTV is a service which delivers the television channels through the logical Internet protocol (IP) instead of traditional methods such satellite and cable televisions.

With the help of this application, no matter what brand of Smart TV you are using this app works on all Smart TVs such as LG, Samsung, and Sony. You can play your IPTV streams on your Smart TV.
This application also supports EPG as well as Picons and grouping. In order to have EPG, Picons and Channel groups, the M3U file or URL that you are uploading to this application, Must be m3u with options.

Note: Samsung has discontinued the use of the SIPTV app from the Samsung Apps store.

How to add IPTV channels to SIPTV (Smart IPTV App)

Step 1: Start by downloading the Smart IPTV App from the store.
Please note: For the beginning, the App offers you a 7-day free trial. After the App expires, you can obtain it again via in-App microtransaction or visit the website and purchasing the license.

Step 2: After opening the application and you will see your TV Mac address.
Write it down to prepare for the next step.
smart iptv siptv

Step 3: Open the playlist uploader web page by opening this URL http://siptv.eu/mylist/
Place your TV Mac address and the M3U URL you received from your IPTV provider, mark “Keep Online” and press “Add Link”.
Better to add M3U link and do not use the Static M3U file to have all new updates.

Note: The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can generate and access your M3U url in dashboard.

smart iptv siptv

Step 4: After uploading your playlist successfully, restart the Smart IPTV application and the channels will be displayed.

Enjoy!

Password for adult content

For unlocking adult content on your Smart TV application you can try 0000, 1234, or 1122.

How to setup IPTV on VLC media player?

VLC is one of the most used applications for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server produced by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone. 

In this tutorial, we will show you how to record Live programs on VLC.  and it this guide we will show you how to setup IPTV channels via VLC on your computer. How to record live programs on VLC media player?

How to add IPTV channels to VLC

Download VLC media player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.nl.html and follow the steps and Install VLC Media Player.

You can download it for different Operating Systems here:

fter you download and install VLC base on your Operating system you can start setup steps.

Step 1: When the application is opened press on “Media”.

Step 2: Click on the “Open network stream”.

Step 3: Enter the M3U URL provided by your IPTV distributor and press “Play”.

Note: The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can generate your M3U url in dashboard. 

Step 4: Now your playlist is loaded, Press the combination between CTRL+L to bring up the playlist.
Here you can choose or search for your desired channel and start watching Live TV…

How to setup IPTV on a MAG device?

An overview of MAG

MAG boxes are some of the most powerful streaming media players. IPTV users choose them for their speed, simplicity, and excellent streaming performance. The user interface is simple and responsive, channel switching is quick and you receive all the features required to get the most out of your IPTV service.

How to setup IPTV on a MAG device

Step 1: When the box is being loaded the main portal screen appears. After that click on “settings”, press remote button “SETUP/SET”.
iptv on mag

Step 2: Then press on “System settings” and click on “Servers”.
iptv on mag

 Step 3: Select “Portals”.
iptv on mag

Step 4: In the “Portal 1 name” line enter the following ” IPTV “.
In the “Portal 1 URL” enter the portal address provided by your IPTV distributor. First, you must provide your device Mac address which can be found on the back side of your box to your IPTV distributor. 
iptv on mag

Step 5: When all the operations listed above is done, then press “OK”.
When the settings are being saved click “EXIT” on the remote control and press option “General”.
In the “NTP server,” line enter the following address “pool.ntp.org or us.pool.ntp.org“ for North America.
iptv on mag

Press “OK” to save the changes you made.

When all the steps listed above are done press”EXIT” 2 times on the remote control and restart the portal.

Now everything is ready to start watching Live TV… 

Password for adult content

The password for adult content on MAG is usually 0000 unless it is changed manually by the user.

Setup IPTV using XtreamTV plugin in Enigma 2

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to bring IPTV channels to your Enigma2 device and explaining a few aspects of it. Please note, you must use a Computer for this guide.

An overview of Enigma2 

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Is primarily an OS (Operating System) version which you store on the box.

  • For instance Enigma 2, there would be a variety of options e.g. Open ARP.
  • Every version will come with many features and equal levels of stability.

 

Skins

  • Measures the ‘look and style’ of the lists and menus.
  • It is possible to adjust this by downloading other skins.

 

Bouquets

  • A pre-set menu of how channels are arranged and listed. For example, movie, news… 
  • It causes finding a channel much simpler and the list is always updated automatically.

 

Picons

  • These are channel logos which resemble close to the channel title.
  • They are automatically arranged with the Bouquets and will make finding a channel very easier.

 

Plugins

  • These are add-ons which add extra functionality to the device.

 

Where do I get a Plugin?

  • These are accessible freely on the internet. For example XtreamTV plugin.
  • Via purchasing a box which is pre-configured with the necessary helpful plugins previously installed on it.

 

How to add IPTV channels to Enigma2 using  XtreamTV plugin

Step 1: Start by downloading the necessary items. Download the XtreamTV Plugins and DCC_E2 (Dreambox Control Center for Enigma2), extract both of the files and open DCC_E2. After opening the DCC_E2, enter your Enigma 2 IP address and in the login section, you can use the word “Root” for both username and password. Now click on “reconnect”.

Note: You can find the IP address of your device under Menu>Information>Network.

 

 Step 2: After connecting to your box successfully go to the “FTP” section and proceed to this path “/var/temp/”. In the right side navigate to where you have saved the XtreamTV Plugins and move it in the temp folder. 

Information about which XtreamTV Plugin version you need to install in your box:

  • Mips32el is applied to the most boxes. For example VU zero, Vu+ Duo, Zgemma and often above openpli 4 boxes or new images.
  • Mipsel is applied to old boxes such as DM800 clones with old openpli 2.1.
  • Sh4 is applied to boxes similar to spark.
  • Armv7a is applied to new boxes like Vu+ 4k and gigablue sf4008.

 

 Step 3: Now proceed to “Telnet” section and paste the following scripts and press “Enter”.

  • opkg install /tmp/XtreamTV_0.0.1_armv7a.ipk
  • opkg install /tmp/XtreamTV_0.0.1_mips32el.ipk
  • opkg install /tmp/XtreamTV_0.0.1_mipsel.ipk
  • opkg install /tmp/XtreamTV_0.0.1_sh4.ipk

 

 Step 4: After installing the plugin as the final step, you must provide your XtreamTV Plugin ID(Mac address) to your IPTV distributor or add it yourself to your Dashboard.

Note: You can find the XtreamTV Plugin ID after you entered the plugin with your Enigma2 device under “Device Details”.

How to setup IPTV on Kodi?

Table of Contents

  • How to bring IPTV channels to Kodi (New Version)
  • How to bring IPTV channels to Kodi (Old Version)
  • Conclusion

Kodi is an open-source media player which is a free application that functions as a digital media center. This application enables you to play your media, cast it between various devices, from a primary location to other devices.

You can use Kodi on most of the operating systems such as Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, iOS, and devices such as Amazon FireTV, Smartphones, Apple TVXbox, and PC. This article is separated into two sections, one is the newest version of Kodi Leia and the second is the old version.

How to Factory reset Kodi?
How to reset Kodi? 

How to bring IPTV channels to Kodi (New Version)

Installing Kodi is astonishingly simple. All you need to do is to download Kodi, double-click on the Kodi image and then perform the setup wizard. It’s that simple! After Kodi installed, you can download a big variety of add-ons to improve the experience. Here we will show you how to install IPTV on Kodi.

 

Step 1: Start by downloading Kodi based on your operating system at https://kodi.tv/download. In this case, we select “Windows”. 

*Please note, here we guide how to setup IPTV in Kodi in Windows but the installation process is very similar in all operating systems.

Step 2: Select 64 Bit or 32 Bit based on your operating system.

Step 3: After install and open it, click on “Add-ons”. 

Step 4: Now click on “Download” then select “PVR clients”.

Note: We are going to download and install the PVR add-on here, after installing no need to go to the “Download”.
You can find the installed add-ons “My add-ons”

Step 5: Select “PVR IPTV Simple Client”.

Step 6: Now click on “Install”.

Step 7: After installing “PVR IPTV Simple Client” head back to “My add-ons” then “PVR Clients” and run the add-on.
Now click on “Configure”

Step 8:  Now select “M3U Play List URL”.

Step 9: Enter the M3U URL provided by your IPTV distributor and click “OK”.

Note: The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can generate your M3U url in dashboard. 

Step 10: Now go to “EPG Settings” and click on “XMLTV URL” for EPG.

You can get EPG url from your IPTV provider.

Step 11: Now paste your EPG URL and click “OK”.

Step 12: Click on “Enable”.

Note: After you enable the add-on you will see “Disable”, this means the add-on enabled so do NOT to click on “Disable” again.

Step 13: Head back to “TV” and click on “Channels”.

Step 14: Wait until you see the notification about updating channels and the installation process is over.

Well done, you have IPTV channels now.

How to bring IPTV channels to Kodi (Old Version)

This is the old version of Kodi and we highly recommend that you install the latest version for a better viewing experience.

Step 1: First start by enabling the “Live TV” feature by selecting “System” and then “Settings”.
iptv on kodi

Step 2: Select “Live TV” from the menu.
iptv on kodi

Step 3: Select “Enable” at the top.
iptv on kodi

Step 4: A message will be shown asking to enable a PVR addon. Click OK.
iptv on kodi

Step 5: This will take you to the add-on screen for all the PVR clients. Select the “PVR IPTV Simple Client”.

*This add-on is one of the best extension for streaming IPTV channels.
iptv on kodi

Step 6: After selecting “Enable” click on the “Configure”.
iptv on kodi

Step 7: Change general location to the “Remote path” (Internet Address) and paste the “M3U URL” provided by your IPTV distributor.
iptv on kodi

Step 8: After uploading the M3U playlist, Press OK, exit and restart KODI.

After restarting Kodi, A Live TV section will appear in the main menu. Click on it and from here you can stream IPTV channels on your device.

Conclusion

Kodi is able to play virtually every media content that you can imagine and is very customizable. Kodi allows you to change the color, skin of the user interface based on your tasteful preferences. You can also download tons of various add-ons to make your entertainment world even more remarkable.

I have an old TV, can I still access IPTV services?

o do so, you have to attach your TV with an external device called IPTV Media Box or setup box (STB) which will connect your TV to the Internet as well as an IPTV receiver. There exist numerous popular IPTV Media Box in the markets such as Android boxMAG boxEnigma boxApple TV boxRoku and so forth.

Old TV to Smart TV

How to connect a setup box to TV

This is very easy and simple…

  • Put the TV Box in the same room as the TV monitor.
  • Connect your setup box to a power outlet.
  • Connect an HDMI cable from the TV Box to an available HDMI port on the TV.
  • Turn on your TV and switch the input to the appropriate HDMI port.
  • Now connect your setup box to an internet connection via WiFi or Cable.
  • Now turn on your setup box and wait for it to boot up. You can now watch IPTV channels on your OLD TV based on the instructions described above.Android box to TV

How can I watch IPTV on PC (Windows, Mac and Linux)?

IPTV is a flexible service which can be watched on a variety of devices. One the simplest way is to watch IPTV on personal computers or laptops. There are many free software and apps which can be used to play IPTV on your Microsoft Windows, Linux or Macintosh-based OS such as VLC and KODI media players.

IPTV on Windows, Mac, Linux

VLC on PC and Mac

PC users can choose from several free options including Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Winamp, and VLC Media Player. 

First, download and install the VLC media player. After opening the VLC, at the very top of the program, click on “Media” and select “Open Network Stream”. Here you must paste your M3U line and wait for the channels to load. After the playlist is fully loaded, you can click on a channel and enjoy the program. Below is a step by step tutorial:
How to setup IPTV in VLC

You can also use Kodi to watch IPTV channels on your PC. Instructions for setting IPTV on Kodi can be found here.

Suggested application: VLC media player

IPTV on Macintosh 

Another solution for Mac other than VLC is GSE app. You can find instructions on how to setup IPTV on Mac via GSE app here. You can also use IP television app which is another great option to watch IPTV on iOS

Suggested application: VLC media player

IPTV on Linux

Previously called XBMC (Xbox Media Centre), Kodi is an open source home media hub. In order to watch IPTV channels on Linux, Kodi is the best option. 

Installing Kodi is astonishingly simple. All you need to do is to download Kodi, double-click on the Kodi image and then perform the setup wizard. It’s that simple! After Kodi installed, you can download a vast variety of add-ons to improve the experience. Here we will show you how to install it.

Suggested application: KODI

Main features of rIPTV

  • Turn your iOS device into a portable TV and watch your favorite channels and on-demand movies anywhere you go
  • Multiple IPTV playlists
  • iPad Multitasking support
  • Infinite channel scrolling
  • Channel Icons
  • Auto Group Channel
  • Upload and refresh playlists without reload
  • Easy to use beautiful interface
  • Play all file not only live streaming
  • Enjoy EPG (Electronic Program Guide) on all your channel
  • Play/Pause Live Tv
  • Video Scrolling
  • Enjoy information about live programs and on-demand movies or tv series
  • Movies description and information based on the most popular database on the web (IMDB) 
  • Choose what you want to see before watching it: enjoy rating and movie trailers
  • Based on VLC
  • Favourite Channels
  • Enjoy 3D Touch Functions on supported devices
  • Use Today Widget
  • Add remember : never lose your favourite events
  • Find your program directly on Spotlight
  • Support iOS9 +

How to setup IPTV on rIPTV app

Step 1: Start by clicking on the “+” button on the middle of the screen and click on “Load from playlist”

rIPTV guide on ios

Step 2: Now on the first field insert a name for your Playlist and on the second field insert your M3U URL and then click on “Save”.

rIPTV guide on ios

Step 3: After inserting the M3U URL you can see a “Loading” sign and after the loading is finished you can start watching your IPTV channels on your iOS device.

rIPTV app

 

Where to find the username, password, and the server name?

The M3U list is a text file format which contains information regarding the channel list such as the name of the channels, the URL of the channel source and channel reference number divided to different groups of countries for the ease of access. M3U is the most used format for all IPTV devices.

Some applications like “IPTV Smarter” and “GSE Xtream-Codes API” in the setting ask for “Server Address” ,  “Username” and “Password” .
IPTV Smarter

 

How to find Server Address in a M3U url

Finding these details from the M3U url is not complicated, just a little confusing.
In this article we will help you to find these details easily.

In the below, we explain it in an example,

The first part of M3U Url  is the Server name you need (before the “/”) .

For this sample M3U Url :
http://”Server.Address”/get.php?username=”ABCD”&password=”EFGH”&type=m3u_plus&output=ts

These are the details you need for IPTV setup:

Server Address:    http://”Server.Address”/
Username :           “ABCD”
Password :            “EFGH”

The M3U url does not work

We are going to give you some recommendation to troubleshoot M3U url problem in IPTV services.

M3U

M3U url Troubleshoot

1 – First of all, you need to check if the M3U url is correct or not.
Need to check the url address, username and password.

The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can check your M3U url details in dashboard.
Better to generate your M3U url in dashboard again to be sure everything is fine with it.

dashboard

If you don’t have access to any dashboard system by your IPTV provider, you can test the M3U url in a browser to check it.
Copy/Paste the M3U url in a browser (in a PC or Smartphone), then press enter.
If the M3U file starts to download so it is correct, and if not you need to check M3U details with your IPTV provider.

 Download M3U in browser

Note: Also you need to check if the M3U url blocked by IPTV provider or not. IPTV provider will block the line if you use the it in more than allowed devices in a same time.
(If you have dashboard from your IPTV provider you can check this by running diagnosis option for the url)

2 – After become sure the M3U url is correct, try to Reload the url once again in your application.
Usually this will solve the problem.

3 – In the next step if still have problem, try to test the M3U url in another device and application.
One of the best reference software is VLC in a computer.
You have many other options too.
For example if you are facing trouble with the M3U url in Smart TV with Smart IPTV application.
You need to test it in VLC (Computer) or GSE (Smartphone), if the M3U url works in these softwares now you need to test the line in another application in your Smart TV e.g. Smart STB or SSIPTV application.
If you see that M3U url works fine in other applications so the problem is from the application you used.

4 – In the last step after check everything need to contact the IPTV provider support to check the M3U url.

Some helpful tips:

  • Always better to use M3U url and do not use the Static M3U file to have all new updates.
  • Do not share your M3U url details in any public place.

How to setup IPTV on TVIP Box?

The TVIP Box console meets all modern requirements a multimedia device, including the support of streaming media, video on demand (VOD), playback of digital channels in a high quality, as well as access to the OTT content (youtube, Picasa, online entertainment, weather forecast, social networking, and others) and even includes a Web browser.

TVIP is very similar to the MAG boxes and somehow emulates the MAG box embedded software.

TVIP box guide

How to add IPTV channels to TVIP Box (New version)

If you have new TVIP boxes like 605, 615 you can use this tutorial, but if your boxes is a older version like 410 you need to update the TVIP box operating system .

Step 1: After run the TVIP box and set the primary setting like language and time, Start from the main menu and go down to see the “Setting” and click on “TV” as depicted in the below picture.

Step 2: Now change the Content source to “Web portal” and click on “Setup Web portal”.

Step 3: First change the API Mode to “MAG” then on the “Portal URL:” enter your portal server address (you can ask for this info from your IPTV distributor) and click on “Apply” and “Restart”.

Now you must insert your device Mac address to your IPTV dashboard or simply give it to your IPTV distributor.
The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can add MAC to your line yourself on dashboard.

Note: You can find the TVIP box MAC address on the back of the box.

Step 4: After restarting the box in the main menu click on “Watch TV”, you must wait for the portal to load your playlist. This might take a few minutes.

Step 5: As you can see the channels will pop up automatically and you can select any desired channel and start the streaming.

How to add IPTV channels to TVIP Box using M3U url

In Step 2 of the above tutorial change the Content source to “M3U-playlist” and click on “Setup M3U-playlist”.

Enter M3U url which you receive from your IPTV provider here and click on “Apply” and “Restart”.

How to add IPTV channels to TVIP Box (Old version)

Step 1: Start from the main menu and select the “Setting” as depicted in the below picture.

Tvip box setup guide

Step 2: Now on the right menu select the “TV” icon and then on the right side change the Content source to “Web portal” and click on “Setup Web portal”

IPTV guide on TVIP box

Step 3: Now on the “Portal URL:” enter your portal server address (you can ask for this info from your IPTV distributor) and click on “Apply”. 

Now you must insert your device Mac address to your IPTV dashboard or simply give it to your IPTV distributor.
The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can add MAC to your line yourself on dashboard.

Note: You can find the TVIP box MAC address on the back of the box.

IPTV guide on TVIP box

Step 4: After adding your portal server address, you must wait for the portal to load your playlist. This might take a few minutes.

TV IP box Loading page

Step 5: As you can see the channels will pop up automatically and you can select any desired channel and start the streaming.

TVIP box iptv guide

Features of TVIP Box

  • Under the operation of the middle product TVIP
  • Under operation of IPTV middle Product portal
  • Under the company that middle Product ‘Stalker’ purse
  • Clients Custom Middle Product over c + + API
  • Without a middle Product with easy dress M3U playlists
  • Media Player with USB/LAN Media Supported playback
  • Customers Custom Middle Product via HTML5/JS API
  • Customers Custom Android APK
  • Windows sharing support (Samba)
  • External USB and SD card support
  • Support for FileSystems: FAT16/32, NTFS (read), NFS, ext2, ext3
  • Streaming Media protocol support RTSP, RTP, UDP, IGMP, HTTP
  • Timeshift using a USB drive or SD card
  • M3U playlist support
  • TV Guide Support for EPG: Xmltv and JTV
  • AIR MOUSE support

Powerful CPU

TVIP media centers always include modern SoC with powerful multi-core CPU, that allows your customers to enjoy all modern multimedia applications, that not only developed today, but that will be developed in the next couple of years.

USB support

All TVIP S-Box carry the USB-host connection.
You can connect flash drives, HDD, keyboards and wireless remote and play video or music directly from an external hard drive or flash card. This will be a great extension to your service.

TVIP S-BOX supports AVI, MKV, MP4 and many other media formats. It also supports multichannel audio and subtitles.

High-quality WiFi

There diverse options for nearly all media centers:

  • WiFi 2,4 GHz
  • WiFi 2,4/5 GHz

Learning remote control

Easy and reliable. Strong plastic and soft rubber buttons.

Setup is fast and simple. Remote supports learning function for TV control. Learning setup does not reset after the battery change.

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