IPTV is one of the best ways to watch your favourite channels without paying exorbitant amounts to TV Operators, of course we have that issue of the Legality of it all.
If you're worried about this, I would advise you to use a VPN such as NordVPN to make sure you’re protected and don’t receive any penalties from your ISP.
Some Internet Service Providers block access to certain IPTV Services, so it's useful to use a VPN in order to bypass the block.
It's a little daunting if you're new to the IPTV World, there's so many different Providers out there, I wouldn't blame you for being confused.
I can only recommend Iconic Streams IPTV, as it's been a reliable service, which is hard to find these days.
Iconic Streams IPTV has very high quality streams and EPG content, the channels are either 1080p or 720p and load instantly.
I can recommend the best IPTV Apps to use, for when you find the Service that suits you best.
I'll cover every popular Platform, including Android, iOS, Apple TV, Android TV/Google TV and more.
Best IPTV Apps for Apple TV (4th Generation)
I've collated a couple of my favourite apps for the 4th generation Apple TV, I've only included the best IPTV apps for Apple TV that I think are worth checking out. Reach out to me if you think there's another that deserves to be included.
IPTVX Free with in-App Purchases
For a long time, iPlayTV was the go-to App for IPTV on the Apple TV (4th Generation), with little to no competition, sure there are a few IPTV Apps but none are optimized for the tvOS and utilized the power of the Apple TV.
Enter IPTVX, this is the only true competitor for iPlayTV. The Developer Matteo Gobbi, is currently a Software Engineer at Google working on iOS Apps, who recently finished a three-year stint at Twitter.
He created an IPTV Player that is one of the best in its Class, IPTVX is styled to mimic the layout of Netflix and borrows some of its features, such as the ability to continue watching a movie where you left off.
Most of the features in this App are unprecedented for an IPTV App, such as completely watching an Episode of TV Show and then have the next Episode offered up to you at the end (as Netflix and Plex does currently).
I predominately use an Android TV to watch IPTV, I can tell you that no App on Android TV can come close to the Experience that IPTVX gives you.
I bought an Apple TV (4th Generation), purely for this App.
Netflix style navigation;
Movies overview, cover and details when a channel is highlighted;
Movies info are downloaded in the language set on your Apple TV;
Keep watching (from where you left) section: it will automatically shown once you start watching a Movie or a TV Series;
Favourites: long press on a Movie or a TV Series to add/remove it from favourites, a new section will automatically appear;
Pause/play and move cursor back and forward while the video is paused: just pause the video and move your finger on the AppleTV remote controller;
TV Series have a dedicate page with the list of episodes completed of titles, images and descriptions. They will also show progresses and you will be able to keep watching from where you left;
TV Series will show the “Next episode” button once the episode approach the end; if not pressed, they will go ahead automatically at the end of the episode;
Movies and TV Series marked as adult content from the movie database will show an apposite badge.
These videos take a deep dive into IPTVX
iPlayTV is one of the best Apps you can use to watch IPTV on the Apple TV (4th Generation), the layout is intuitive and looks very good.
The only downsides that I've found so far, is the lag you get when scrolling down the TV Guide quickly. You have a beautiful Layout for TV Shows and Movies, for some reason all the Films don't show for me.
This is something the Developer will have to work on but, everything else so far is excellent.
Search for channels in all playlists
Channel preview (Must be enabled in settings)
Automatic find channels logos using channel name
Full Electronic Program Guide support
Easy to use and simple interface
Supports most of the iptv playlists
Based on VLC and Apple player (supports most of the stream codecs)
Supports EPG urls with gzip/tar content
Supports multiple audio/subtitles tracks
Airplay 2 (when the Apple tv comes from sleep you need to select it again)
Xtream Codes support
Check this Video to see the iPlayTV app in action
Best IPTV App for Android TV/Google TV & Amazon Fire TV
The best IPTV app for Fire TV, Android TV and now the new Chromecast with Google TV, This app is very popular and offers lots of features to help you enjoy your IPTV service.
Tivimate & Tivimate for Fire TV Free & £4.49 per Year
Tivimate is hands down the best IPTV App you can use on Android TV and Amazon's Fire TV, its fast and intuitive, the design of the App is very similar to Android TV's Live Channels App.
This App is fast becoming the most popular IPTV App for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV, The Developer is very passionate about this App and frequently pushes out updates, based on user feedback
The Developer has worked hard over the years to bring you all of the features that you've asked for, he has now added the ability to view IPTV in a picture-in-picture window, watching up-to four channels on the same screen, this is great for sports. Now you can record your IPTV channels using Tivimate, with the added benefit of choosing the location of the recording such as a Network Drive or NAS.Take a look at the Tivimate review for an more in depth look.
Modern user interface designed for big screens
Support for multiple playlists
Scheduled TV guide update
and much more
TiviMate doesn't include any TV sources, you need to add playlists from your IPTV/OTT provider to be able to watch live TV channels
Only Android set-top boxes are supported (mobile version is under development)
This Video will show you how it all works
Best IPTV Apps for Android TV/Google TV
The best IPTV apps for Android TV and now the new Chromecast with Google TV, these apps let you take full advantage of the Live Channels App which is integrated in Android TV but option on Google TV.
PVR Live 99p Per Month or a One-off cost of £4
PVR Live allows you to pause live TV and record any upcoming TV Shows and Movies from your IPTV Provider.
This is all done in the Android TV’s Live Channels App as Google intended, choosing something to record couldn’t be easier, simply, open the TV Guide, find a TV Show in the future and click on it to schedule a record.
If you’re currently watching something that you fancy recording, press the record button and the App knows how long it needs to record for.
A unique feature on Googles Live Channels App, if you schedule a recording because you won't be able to watch a TV Show live and you made it home before it ends, you don't have to wait until the recording ends to start watching the recording from the beginning.
You can start watching the recording straight away even though it hasn't finished, I can see this as being a handy feature.
Live TV with Live Channels
Completely integrated in your TV if it's based on Android TV (e.g. Philips, Sony)
Program guide (EPG)
Logotypes in EPG
Multiple audio tracks
Multiple languages (English/Spanish/German/Swedish)
Watch recorded programs(*)(**)
Home screen / Recommendations with latest recorded programs(*)
Use multiple PVR sources at the same time(*)
(*) requires Plus-version
(**) requires Android 7.0+ as well as device support
Currently the following PVR sources are supported:
DVBViewer (Recording Services or Media Server)
Enigma2 (Dreambox, VU+ and more)
Playlist (m3u/m3u8 and xmltv)
These videos will show you how to set up PVR Live and how it works.
TVIrl - £0.89 – £22.49 per item
TVIrl allows you to use your favourite IPTV Service with the Native Android TV Live Channels App.
We made another article that explains how to set it all up.
You will have to edit your M3U to allow you to have categories in the Live Channels App, it will be worth it afterwards since you can use Google Assistant to find what you want to watch.
Load M3U playlist (local or from internet)
Programs (EPG) in XmlTV and JTV formats
Load channels logo
Multicast/UDP, DASH, HLS, HTTP Progressive, RTMP
h364/h365/MPEG-2/AC-3/MP2/MP3/… etc. (depends on decoders installed on the device)
Add your own archives with logo or EPG
These videos will show you how to set up TVIrl and how it works.
Best IPTV App for Android
The best IPTV app for Android on Phones and Tablets, this app is very simple but offers a reliable set of features.
Android has quite a few IPTV Apps available, GSE Smart IPTV is also available on the Google Play Store for Android and Android TV.
It's not the best app that I recommend, this is where Alexander Sofronov's IPTV App comes in.
The app incorporates 'Material Design', which in my opinion is the best kind of app design and has all the features you could ever need including Google Cast.
M3U and XSPF playlists support
Playing multicast streams with UDP proxy (proxy need to be installed in your LAN)
Grid, list or tile view of TV channels
EPG support in XMLTV and JTV formats
Additional features are available in Pro version:
Ability to auto-reconnect to streaming server when connection is closed unexpectedly (http streams only).
Start app on device boot option, useful for set-top boxes.
Auto-play last channel option
Extended playlists history
Best IPTV App for iOS (iPad & iPhone)
The best IPTV app on iOS for iPhones and iPads, this enables you to enjoy your IPTV service with the best possible experience.
GSE Smart IPTV Free or £3.99
IPTV Apps on iOS are few and far between, the best App I've found is one that's available on Android as well.
GSE Smart IPTV allows you to watch all of your favourite Channels and on-demand content.
This App is especially useful because it allows you to watch your IPTV on the go and Cast your streams to Your Google Cast or Airplay enabled devices, when you're home.
GSE SMART IPTV is a complete user defined Advanced IPTV solutions for live and non-live TV/stream.
With built-in powerful player that supports most formats including RTMP all options. Faster intelligence M3U playlist parser
Support M3U playlist formats , JSON formats , Database playlist formats etc.
Best IPTV App for Windows 10 & Xbox
The best IPTV app for Windows 10 & Xbox, the one and only app to power your Windows 10 device or your Xbox One console.
MyIPTV Player Free
Ever wanted to watch IPTV whilst you play Games? Or watch IPTV whilst you’re surfing the Web? Well, now you can do both. MyIPTV Player has been around for a while and has a great reputation, many features and the Developer doesn't ask a thing from you.
There are not any adverts shown on this fantastic App, I can't recommend MyIPTV Player enough.
The features are fairly extensive, you are even able to record Live TV. This alone should prompt you to try it for yourself.
The Developer has made MyIPTV Player a Windows Universal App, which means you will be able to get the same experience as your Windows PC on your Xbox.
- HTTP Live streaming (HLS) and MPEG TS supported
- Channels are automatically grouped based on channel data
- EPG support built-in
- Recording option for channels
- Favorites management built-in
- Multiple channel playlist supported
- Download video on demand (VOD) streams
- Download center and history for VOD files
- Channel filtering options
- PIN protection
- Media player option which could use VLC library for media playback or Windows 10 media player
- Option to add channels manually in app settings.
Best IPTV App for LG WebOS & Samsung Tizen
The best IPTV app for Smart TV's, Samsung and LG users can truly enjoy a great experience.
IPTV Smarters Player Free
If you don't have any Set Top Boxes such as an Apple TV or Android TV, but you do have a Smart TV, The Smarters IPTV Player App is a great choice. There is another App called SmartIPTV, but I don't recommend it.
The Smarters IPTV Player is available on recent LG & Samsung TV's.
The Smarters IPTV Player is Compatible with the Magic remote on LG TV's, the player is capable of playing 4K HDR content.
The Smarters IPTV App is only available on the US Version of the Samsung Store
Support Xtream Codes API
Play Live, Movies, and Series Streaming
Movies Rating,Movies Description, Casting Info
Native Player ( Built-in Player )
Displaying Movies Info, Series Info, Stream Logo and Session wise data.
Show Expiry Date, Account Info.
Multiuser Support: The user can manage more than one subscription.
This Video will show you how it all works