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WHAT ARE THE BEST IPTV APPLICATIONS FOR ANDROID?
This is definitely the most frequent question that is made to me by all the people who contact me both on my channel Youtube Android Secrets that on the group Facebook Android Secrets what are the best iptv applications?
That’s why I decided to make this ranking with the best IPTV applications for Android.
Before going into the ranking I wanted to explain to you who was a beginner what is IPTV and what are the IPTV lists in the m3u file format.
WHAT IS IPTV AND WHAT ARE THE IPTV LISTS IN THE M3U FILE FORMAT
Before the internet arrived, the television signals were transmitted in the ether, by cable and by satellite. Each of these methods has its pros and cons, but the fact remains that with the diffusion of the network the television and film industry has immediately sniffed the deal, trying to exploit this means of communication to convey the video content.
Thus IPTV was born, which in the coming years could even become the favorite channel of vision, given the uncontrolled ascent that it is going through.
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television, a broadcast standard that uses the network to send video streams. There are two broad categories of IPTV: those that broadcast live content and those that rely on video on demand.
Examples of the former can be live channels broadcast by RAI or SKY, while the latter include services such as Netflix, Mediaset Infinity or Sky On Demand.
This premise is a must to make it clear that IPTV is not born as a tool in the hands of the video pirates, but it is actually perfectly legal and is used every day by millions of Italians.
BUT WHAT ARE THE IPTV M3U LISTS?
The iptv m3u lists are not any other files with the extension m3u with the links that show the address of the tv channel. And it is thanks to these more or less stable lists that you can watch TV on your phone by including them in the applications that I will list, making a ranking starting from the best.
DISCLAIMER: This article and the Androidsecrets.org site do not promote piracy or the use of illegal systems for watching TV. The use of IPTV for viewing unauthorized programs is not permitted by law and infringes copyright.
THE RANKING OF THE BEST IPTV APPLICATIONS
1° LAZY IPTV
– can play http and udp streams, and links from vk-video/youtube;
– internet radio playback via the built-in audio-player;
– support several udp-proxys, that can be switched directly with working playlist;
– support auto-update playlist, and using a cached version if not available;
– customizable main-screen in title-style view, playlists and most watched channels can be placed there, and a base functions of application with titles sorting;
– favourites, with support nested folders, grouping same channels in different playlists;
– not specified can be linked with template for receiving information from tv-guide;
– export playlists and favourites in many file formats;
– backup/restore application settings (playlists, favourites, history, settings);
– reminder for broadcats from tv-guide;
– hystory of watched channels;
– support several EPG (in xmltv-format, in open-view or archived zip/gz), that can be switched between EPG when working with playlist;
– The ability to download EPG from the device;
– Presets of EPG Sources. Are currently available EPG sources: 3 exUssr, 2 Italy, 1 UK (World), 1 Espany, 1 Germany;
– customizable playlists views: list (maximum functionality), icons or titles, for each playlist;
– customizable channel search in all playlists;
– customizable case-insensitive search of TV-shows in the EPG;
– different color-themes;
– parental control;
2° IPTV EXTREME
– Player Integrato (Avanzato & Light)
– Supporto Chromecast
– Parental Control
– Supporto Telecomando
– Backup / Ripristino Impostazioni
– Supprto per playlists M3U
– Supporto Multi EPG (Guida TV)
– Aggiornamento automatico EPG
– Tutti i provider EPG sono già inclusi
– Gestione Alias per gli EPG
– Supporto per i Picons in diverse dimensioni
– Possibilità di scaricare i programmi On Demand
– Possibilità di registrare i programmi in diretta con limite di tempo
– Più di 10 Temi disponibili!
– Registrazioni Programmate
– Gestione Programmazioni
– Funzione Auto Start all’avvio
– Aggiungere promemoria eventi
– Ricerca di eventi simili nella Guida TV
– Slittamento EPG
BEST IPTV APPLICATIONS
M3U ITALIA IPTV FILES LIST UPDATED AND WORKING:
The first is that of famous self-updating infogw, it works to perfect today. You can download it or insert in your client the following url of the m3u list: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=8GpCCkhf
The second is the list of PandaSat famous for working abroad. You can download it or insert in your client the following url of the m3u list: http://www.pandasat.info/iptv/kodi The third is one of the QDR Forum that you find at the following link: https://pastebin.com/raw/ sG5cusFp/.m3u
✔ 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
Please note that this app doesn’t contain any built-in channels. You need to have playlist with TV channels in order to use this app.
For multicast streams it’s recommended to use UDP proxy:
* for Windows: download and install UDP-to-HTTP proxy from http://borpas.info/download/UdpProxy.exe or check the corresponding option while installing IP-TV Player http://borpas.info/iptvplayer
* for Linux: install udpxy (http://udpxy.com/index-en.html, http://sourceforge.net/projects/udpxy/)
* the best solution would be installing udpxy on your WLAN router, this can be done for DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com) and OpenWrt (https://openwrt.org) firmware
* some WLAN routers have built-in udpxy in manufacturer’s firmware
4° GSE SMART IPTV
Support : CHROMECAST
Support : XTREAM-CODES API
API support automatic live and VOD playlist including EPG and movie info.
Support : AUTOMATIC LIVE STREAM RECONNECTION
Support : EPG XMLTV FORMAT (local and remote file support ,xml , zip , gz formats)
Support : Parental control
Support : Copy and paste M3U contents
Support : Dynamic language switching (31 LANGUAGE)
Support : Multiple theme
Support : built-in player support all popular formats including RTMP tokens
Support : Embedded subtitle and external subtitle (SRT) support
(Embedded bimap subtitle support : DVB TELETEXT , dvd subtitle , dvb subtitle , xsub ,hdmv pgs subtitle , ASS , SSA , SUBRIP …. and more ….)
BEST IPTV APPLICATIONS
5° VL + IPTV
VL IPTV Video Player supporta tutti i formati video e audio più popolari, video e audio e riproduce file locali e dalla rete.
Possibilità di aggiungere liste di canali TV, Freeview, film, musica e video in formato M3U con la sua nuova funzione IPTV Playlist.
Per funzionare correttamente anche su dispositivi meno potenti, IPTV VL Video Player utilizza l’accelerazione hardware.
Godetevi i video online, film, canali televisivi, musica e altro ancora l’aggiunta di liste M3U.
VL IPTV Video Player può riprodurre tutti i video e la musica dalla tua galleria.
Caratteristiche principali di VL IPTV Video Player:
– Rileva automaticamente tutti i file musicali e video sul dispositivo.
– VL IPTV Video Player (VLC) riproduce file più locali video e audio, nonché flussi di rete (compreso lo streaming adattivo), DVD ISO, come la versione desktop di VLC. Supporta anche le partizioni del disco.
– Funzione di IPTV Playlist aggiunto. Gestione completa delle liste M3U. Possibilità di aggiungere IPTV Playlist dal URL o file locale.
– Supporta tutti i formati di file audio (avi, m4v, mp4, wmv, flv, mpeg, mpg, mov, rm, VOB, ASF, MKV, F4V, ts, tp, M3U, M3U8 …).
-. Supporto Impostazioni autorotazione, rapporto d’aspetto.
-. supporto video i sottotitoli.
-. Supporto video in streaming.
– A / B di ripetizione, schermata di blocco, timer, risparmio della batteria.
– Gestisci i tuoi video e file musicali.
– Condividi divertenti video con i tuoi amici.
– Molte impostazioni e preferenze.
– Compatibile con Android di Google TV e VR.
Miglioramenti nella versione 14:
– Gestione di elenchi di IPTV, importabili da file locale o un URL
– Tradución alle lingue principali.
– il codice VLC aggiornato e compatibile con più dispositivi.
– Aggiunto compatibile con Google Android TV e VR.