Best IPTV Apps for Apple TV, Android TV/Google TV, Fire TV, iOS, Xbox 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, 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.

NordVPN
Imagine VPN as a secure, encrypted tunnel for online traffic to flow. Nobody can see through the tunnel and get their hands on your internet data. NordVPN gives you peace of mind each time you use public Wi-Fi, access personal and work accounts on the road, or want to keep your browsing history to yourself.

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.

Iconic Streams IPTV Service
Use Coupon Code icsummer2020 to get 20% off 1 Month or 3 Month subscriptions

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.


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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.


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.

Works with
4K Apple TV 64GB
4K High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision and HDR10) for stunning picture quality
Apple TV
1080p HD for high-quality video
These videos take a deep dive into IPTVX

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iPlayTV £5.99

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.

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
Works with
4K Apple TV 64GB
4K High Dynamic Range (Dolby Vision and HDR10) for stunning picture quality
Apple TV
1080p HD for high-quality video
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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.
Main features:

Modern user interface designed for big screens

Support for multiple playlists

Scheduled TV guide update

Favorite channels

Catch-up

Search

and much more

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)
Works with
Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
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Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
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NVIDIA Shield TV
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NVIDIA Shield TV Pro
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Amazon 4K Fire Stick
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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.

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

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

Works with
Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
Buy Google Chromecast with Google TV (Snow) featuring Wirelessly Stream & Mirror Content, 4K UHD / 60 Hz Output, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision Support, Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 Connectivity, Integrated HDMI Connector, Google Assistant Built-In, Dolby Atmos Support, Android TV OS, Voice Remote Control, Compact Design. Review Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
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NVIDIA Shield TV
Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
NVIDIA Shield TV Pro
Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
These videos will show you how to set up PVR Live and how it works.

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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.

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

h364/h365/MPEG-2/AC-3/MP2/MP3/… etc. (depends on decoders installed on the device)

Add your own archives with logo or EPG

Works with
Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
Buy Google Chromecast with Google TV (Snow) featuring Wirelessly Stream & Mirror Content, 4K UHD / 60 Hz Output, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision Support, Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 Connectivity, Integrated HDMI Connector, Google Assistant Built-In, Dolby Atmos Support, Android TV OS, Voice Remote Control, Compact Design. Review Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast (2020) with Google TV and Voice Remote
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NVIDIA Shield TV
Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
NVIDIA Shield TV Pro
Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
These videos will show you how to set up TVIrl and how it works.

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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.

IPTV & IPTV Pro Free or £2.79

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.

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:

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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


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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.

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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.

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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
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.
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