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IPTV is one of the best ways to watch your favourite Channels without paying exorbitant amounts to TV Operators, ofcourse we have that issue of the Legality of it all.
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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 the IPTV Service that I currently use but, this may not be well suited to you.
What I can do is 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 and more.
iOS (iPad & iPhone)
GSE Smart IPTV Free
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.
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 enabled devices, when you're Home.
Apple TV (4th Generation)
✔ Multi playlists
✔ Search for channels in all playlists
✔ Favourites reorder
✔ 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
iPlayTV is by far the best App 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.
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IPTV & IPTV Pro Free & £2.79
✔ M3U and XSPF playlists support
✔ Playlists history
✔ 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:
✔ Ad free
✔ 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
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.
Android TV & Amazon Fire TV
Tivimate & Tivimate for Fire TV Free & £4.49 per Year
✔ Modern user interface designed for big screens
✔ Support for multiple playlists
✔ Scheduled TV guide update
✔ Favorite channels
✔ and 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)
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.
You can also set up IPTV with Android TV's Live Channels App but it requires another App called TVIrl. I recommend trying both on Android TV, 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.
This Video will show you how it all works
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LG WebOS & Samsung Tizen
IPTV Smarters Player Free
✔ Support Xtream Codes API
✔ Play Live, Movies, and Series Streaming
✔ Movies Rating,Movies Description, Casting Info
✔ Support EPG
✔ Native Player ( Built-in Player )
✔ Displaying Movies Info, Series Info, Stream Logo and Session wise data.
✔ Parental Control
✔ Show Expiry Date, Account Info.
✔ Multiuser Support: The user can manage more than one subscription.
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.