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Best IPTV Apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS and More


by Ali Hussan Ahmed




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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.
If you're worried about this, I would advise you to use a VPN such as TorGuard (50% off when you use the Voucher code A-HAAN at the checkout) or NordVPN to make sure you’re protected and don’t receive any penalties from your ISP or Local Law Enforcement.

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 IPTV, as a reliable a service.
I've had very minimal issues with Iconic, even after the Xtremecode takedown.

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.





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Apple TV (4th Generation)

IPTVX Free with in-App Purchases

Features:

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.

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 a 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'm willing to buy an Apple TV (4th Generation), purely for this App


This App will run perfectly on the following Devices:

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iPlayTV £2.99

Features:

Multi playlists

Search for channels in all playlists

Favourites

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 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.



This App will run perfectly on the following Devices:

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Android TV & Amazon Fire TV

Tivimate & Tivimate for Fire TV Free & £4.49 per Year

Main features:

Modern user interface designed for big screens

Support for multiple playlists

Scheduled TV guide update

Favorite channels

and more

Important notes:

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.


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

Take a look at the Tivimate Review for an more in depth look.

This App will run perfectly on the following Devices:

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Android TV

PVR Live 99p Per Month or a One-off cost of £4

Main features:

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(*)

Channel tags/favorites/bouquets

Multiple audio tracks

Subtitles

Multiple languages (English/Spanish/German/Swedish)

Timeshift (play/pause/seek)(*)

Watch recorded programs(*)(**)

Schedule recordings(*)(**)

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:

DVBLink (6.x+)

DVBViewer (Recording Services or Media Server)

Enigma2 (Dreambox, VU+ and more)

NextPVR (3.6.x+)

Playlist (m3u/m3u8 and xmltv)

TVHeadend (4.2+)

TVMosaic

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.

I go into greater detail on new features that are available for PVR Live in a new Article, be sure to check it out for a deep dive.

Iconic Streams

I found a good one, finally, Iconic IPTV is the one I suggest you try, so far it works pretty well with PVR Live, the only thing it's lacking is logos for all channels. I'm sure they’ll get that fixed soon. Most of the UK channels have Logos, but most of the American channels don't.
I'll provide affiliate links in the article, you don't have to use the affiliate link but it will help this Website if you do. Video on demand isn't currently available on Iconic Streams until further notice.

This App will run perfectly on the following Devices:

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New Features for PVR Live and How to set up Categories

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Main features:

Load M3U playlist (local or from internet)

Programs (EPG) in XmlTV and JTV formats

Load channels logo

Multicast/UDP, DASH, HLS, HTTP Progressive, RTMP

MPEG-TS, mp4

h264/h265/MPEG-2/AC-3/MP2/MP3/… etc. (depends on decoders installed on the device)

Add your own archives with logo or EPG

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.



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Android

IPTV & IPTV Pro Free & £2.79

Features:

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.



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iOS (iPad & iPhone)

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.



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LG WebOS & Samsung Tizen

Main features:

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.

The Smarters IPTV App is only available on the US Version of the Samsung Store
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Ali Hussan Ahmed


Ali has a passion for Great Technology and appreciates well laid out Design which has Functionality that blends well. He is a Network Engineer and dabbles in Web Development in his spare time.

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