IPTV

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television.  This new inexpensive technology is replacing the traditional cable and satellite services for many families around the world.

You can think of IPTV as cable television on steroids, through the Internet, but for a fraction of the price.

Most IPTV services provide hundreds to thousands of channels in addition to the professional sports season passes for football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and more.  Most also provide full access to Pay-Per-View sporting events.

IPTV applications are usually available as stand-alone applications (Streaming Apps) or through the popular media center app called Kodi.

There are some free IPTV services but the quality is usually lousy and you can’t depend on them.

You will see below that we feature both free and premium services.  If you want a quality service, don’t bother with the free options.

Before we get started: TROYPOINT does not own or operate any IPTV service. TROYPOINT does not receive any revenue or affiliate commissions from any service. All support requests must go directly through your chosen IPTV provider. Support questions will not be answered in the comments section for any IPTV service. Thank you.

What is the Best Device for IPTV in 2020?

Currently, the most popular way to watch IPTV is through a media streaming device such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.Fire TV Stick 4K Shop

This device’s popularity stems from the ability to install 3rd party apps such as IPTV APK’s. This is often referred to as “jailbreaking”.

With a jailbroken Firestick, users can install an IPTV application for live streaming, as well as other apps for viewing Movies, TV Shows, Music, and more, ALL FOR FREE.

TROYPOINT has created a detailed guide that will show you the best way to Jailbreak your firestick for the ultimate streaming experience:

How To Jailbreak a Firestick

Other streaming devices may be used as well such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box, and generic Android TV Boxes that are distributed from China.

We have compiled a list of the best Android TV Boxes that will help you pick the perfect system for your needs.

What to Look for When Shopping for IPTV

When it comes to selecting an IPTV Service, a little bit of research may be required. Here are the things to look for before purchasing an IPTV Provider:

  • Payment Options
  • Number of Connections
  • Provided Channels
  • EPG Availability
  • Price
  • VPN Compatibility
  • Customer Support
  • Premium Sports Options

There are literally thousands of options for IPTV streaming. Many of these provide similar structure and content, but not all services are the same.

One thing to look for when searching for a provider is payment options.IPTV EPG

Because of the uncertainty of these apps, TROYPOINT always suggests paying for IPTV services on a month-to-month basis. That way, if your provider goes offline or you find a better one, you are not tied down.

For those who want to stay completely anonymous when purchasing an IPTV Service, we suggest using Blur.

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Another thing to consider when choosing a service is the number of connections it offers. Sometimes, users can view IPTV on up to five devices simultaneously, while others allow only one. (Oftentimes, different packages are provided with connection and price options)

IPTV Services come in all shapes and sizes and prices will vary. However, these usually range somewhere between $5-$20 per month, saving users hundreds of dollars a year.

Some of the higher priced options may provide added benefits such as VOD (Video-On-Demand), 24/7 Customer Support, and more.

One of the more popular benefits of a higher priced IPTV Service is a working EPG. An EPG or Electronic Program Guide, allows users to lookup programs in advance and search for viewing content.

This is a similar guide to those available with a cable box or DISH/Direct TV installment, but for a fraction of the cost!

Many companies offer users the chance to test their product out with a free-trial. I always suggest testing any IPTV Service prior to purchasing to make sure it suits your needs.

Is IPTV Illegal?

Is IPTV Legal?Some IPTV services are illegal and some are legal.

Its very difficult for us (TROYPOINT personnel) to determine whether an IPTV service holds the proper licensing to broadcast their channels.

We have reached out to providers in the past asking if they hold the proper licensing.  One example was SET TV.  They claimed that their service was legal but was then shut down due to copyright infringement.

Due to the difficulty in determining whether an IPTV service is legal or not, we take the following stance.

“TROYPOINT does not verify whether or not IPTV services carry the proper licensing for the content that they broadcast.  The end-user shall be solely liable for any application or service used on their streaming devices.”

If a reputable distributor such as Amazon includes an IPTV service in their app store, you can be certain that it is legal.  Same is true for NVIDIA SHIELD through Google Play Store.

Due to the resources available to these large companies, they can easily determine whether a service carries the proper licensing or not.

U.S. lawmakers are in the process of introducing a bill that will criminalize illegal streaming and you can read more about that via link below.

United States Lawmakers Push to Criminalize Streaming

Protect Yourself with a VPN

Best VPN for IPTVYou can usually protect yourself with a VPN when using an IPTV service.

Running a VPN will make it impossible for your Internet Service Provider (ISP), government, app developers, and hackers from logging what you are accessing while online.

A VPN will make you anonymous while using the Internet.

One thing to note when testing different providers is whether or not their service works with a VPN.  If the IPTV Service is not “location locked”, a VPN should work fine with the service.

Its important to know that some ISPs block illegal IPTV services and the only way to access them is by using a VPN.

A VPN encrypts your connection to the Internet so it is impossible for your ISP to censor what you want to access online.

Some ISP’s even throttle download speeds for anyone using 3rd party apps to stream live television. For example, I have found that some of the popular IPTV services will not work for me unless I’m connected to my IPVanish VPN.

TROYPOINT does not recommend using any IPTV service that doesn’t work in conjunction with a VPN.

 

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How To Install IPTV

As stated above, IPTV Services are available for installation on just about any device you prefer. Usually, you can install these apps as a standalone APK (Android App) or within a media center such as Kodi.

The application used to install the IPTV Services below is called Downloader.

If you are using an Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box, etc. you can follow along with these guides by installing Downloader on your device.  Use the link below for that tutorial.

How To Install Downloader App On Android Box

IPTV Glossary

IPTV PlayerThe following terms are often used quite frequently when speaking about IPTV.  The following glossary should help you get up to speed with the proper lingo.

Catch Up:  A feature that allows you to view a past recording of a specific television show/event.  Catch Up episodes are usually only available for a few days after the show has aired.  IPTV services that do offer this feature usually only include popular channels.  You can think of Catch Up as a time sensitive DVR (digital video recorder).

Connection:  The number of devices that you can use simultaneously on an IPTV service.  Example: If your chosen package comes with three connections, you can use their service on up to 3 devices at the same time.  Some IPTV providers offer multi-screen and each active screen counts as one connection.  Additional connections can usually be purchased at time of purchase through most services.

EPG:  Electronic program guide.  This is an electronic listing of upcoming/past shows laid out in a nice graphical interface.

IP Location Locked: Whether or not the service may be used in different locations than where it was first registered from.  If the service is IP Location Locked, you may only use the service on the IP address that was used to register for the service with.

ISP: Internet Service Provider.

M3U URL: A URL provided by an IPTV service that allows you to use 3rd party players such as TiviMate, Perfect Player, and IPTV Smarters.

PPV:  Pay Per View sporting events.

VOD: Video on demand.  A video on demand section allows you to play movies and/or TV shows through the service.  This is usually a limited number and includes most recently created works.

VPN: Virtual Private Network.  Allows you to connect to the Internet anonymously by encrypting your connection.  A VPN will mask your IP address and prevent your ISP, government, hackers, and app developers from logging what you are doing online.

Best IPTV Services

Note: We have featured some services on this page that have become so popular that they are no longer taking new customers.  If that is the case, the service will no longer be listed under “Best IPTV Services” since they are no longer available.

Below, you will find a list of both verified and unverified IPTV services.


Unverified IPTV Services

NOTE: Since these apps aren’t available for install through Amazon or Google Play, we don’t know if they hold the proper licensing for the channels that they deliver. Always use a VPN with these unverified IPTV services as their servers may be insecure.

We will not link to registration pages for unverified IPTV services due to the fact that we don’t know whether they carry the proper licensing.  Google search is your friend.

Sportz TV (Also known as DurexTV)

Sportz TV

Price: Starting at $9.95 per month

Number of Channels: Over 6,000

Connections: 2 but can add extras at time of registration.

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes.  Tested with IPVanish VPN and works great.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: Yes.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes, through their Telegram chat.


Sapphire Secure

sapphire-secure-iptv

Price: Starting at $5.00 per month

Number of Channels: Over 1,500

Connections: 1 but can add extras at the time of registration.

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes.  Tested with IPVanish VPN and works great.

Sports Packages: Yes.

M3U URL: Yes.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes, through their support ticket system and Discord app.


Beast TV

beast tv

Price: Starting at $15 per month

Number of Channels: Over 1,600

Connections: 4 but can add extras at the time of registration.

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes.  Tested with IPVanish VPN and works great.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: Yes.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes, through their support ticket system.


Dynasty TV IPTV

dynasty tv iptvPrice: Standard package costs $18/month

Number of Channels: Over 6,000

Connections: Standard package comes with 4

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: Yes.

Video On Demand: Not with the standard package, but can upgrade.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes through their contact form and social media accounts.


Dark Media IPTV

dark media iptvPrice: Standard package costs $15/month

Number of Channels: Over 1,800

Connections: Standard package comes with 4

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes through their contact form and social media accounts.


Sportz Prime

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Price: Starting at $7.50 per month

Number of Channels: Over 2,900

Connections: 1 but can add extras at time of registration.

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Tested with IPVanish VPN and works great.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: Yes.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, through their Telegram chat.


Vue Media IPTV

vue media iptvPrice: Starting at under $7/month

Number of Channels: Over 4,000

Connections: 1 with the basic package, but can get more

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: Yes, but very limited with no TV Series

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes, through submitting a ticket and customer dashboard.


Top Dog IPTV

top dog iptvPrice: Starting at $8/month

Number of Channels: Over 2,000

Connections: Up to 2

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Sports Packages: Yes.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes by submitting a ticket within your customer dashboard, and their Discord chat.


HydroGEN (Hydro) TV 

hydrogen tv iptv servicePrice: Starting at $10.50/month

Number of Channels: Over 3,500

Connections: 1 with the basic package, but can get up to 4

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: Yes.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes by submitting a request on their website.


Innovate Streams

innovate streams iptv servicePrice: Starting at $15.00/month

Number of Channels: Over 2,900

Connections: Up to 4

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

PPV: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support: Yes by submitting a request on their website.


Hot Shot Streams

hot shot streams iptv servicesPrice: Starting at $15/month

Number of Channels: Over 1,000

Connections: Up to 4

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes by submitting a ticket on their website.


Bad Boy Media IPTV

bad boy media iptvPrice: Starting at $10/month

Number of Channels: Over 4,000

Connections: Up to 2

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Sports Packages: Yes.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: Yes.

PPV: Yes.

Adult Channels: Yes.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes through their Telegram Chat and social media accounts.


Verified IPTV Services

NOTE: The following services are verified, legal IPTV Services. These applications are readily available for installation from reputable app stores such as Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

fuboTV

fubotvPrice: Starting at $54.99 per month with a 7 Day Free Trial option

Number of Channels: 100+

Connections: 2 with a standard plan, can get more

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

fuboTV Review & Info


Pluto TV

pluto tv firestickPrice: Free to use. but with ads

Number of Channels: 250+

Connections: 1

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: Yes over 1,000 on-demand Movies and TV Shows.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

Pluto TV App Review & Info


Sling TV

sling tvPrice: Standard plan starts at $30/month, with a 14-day free trial option

Number of Channels: 50+

Connections: Up to 3

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

Sling TV Review


YouTube TV

youtube tvPrice: Starting at $64.99 per month with a 7 day free trial option

Number of Channels: 85+

Connections: Up to 3 simultaneous streams

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

YouTube TV Review & Info


Philo TV

philoPrice: One plan for $20/month, with a 7-day free trial option

Number of Channels: 60

Connections: Up to 3

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

Philo Review


Hulu Live TV

hulu live tvPrice: Starting at $54.99 per month with a 7 day free trial option

Number of Channels: 65+

Connections: 2

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: No.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: No.

Customer Support:  Yes, phone, email, and more are available for support.

Hulu Live TV Review & Info


AT&T TV Now

att tv now

Price: Starting at $55/month

Number of Channels: 45+

Connections: 3

IP Location Locked: No.

VPN Friendly: Yes. Works perfectly with IPVanish.

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes.

M3U URL: No.

Video On Demand: No.

Premium Sports Packages: Available.

PPV: No.

Adult Channels: No.

Catch Up: Yes.

Customer Support:  Yes via email & phone.

AT&T TV Now Review


Free IPTV Services

NOTE: Since these apps aren’t available for install through Amazon or Google Play, we don’t know if they hold the proper licensing for the channels that they deliver. Always use a VPN with these unverified IPTV services.

We will not link to registration pages for free IPTV services due to the fact that we don’t know whether they carry the proper licensing.  Google search is your friend.

Mobdro

Mobdro

freeflix tv

FreeFlix TV

live net tv

Live Net TV

ckaytv

CKayTV

oreo tv

Oreo TV

hdtv live apk

HDTV Live

freeflix hq

FreeFlix HQ

snappy streamz

Snappy Streamz

ola tv 9

Ola TV

swift streamz

Swift Streamz

tvtap

TVTap

hd streamz

HD Streamz

redbox tv

RedBox TV

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Record IPTV How To Record IPTV

IPTV FAQ

Is IPTV Illegal?

It’s difficult to determine whether an IPTV service carries the proper licensing for the content that they broadcast. If the offer is too good to be true, it is probably an illegal service.

Is there a free IPTV?

Yes, there are free IPTV services and we outline some of the most popular ones above. Free IPTV services usually come with annoying ads or quality is only SD and not very reliable.

What does IPTV stand for?

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television.

Is IPTV safe to use?

This all depends on the IPTV service in question. TROYPOINT recommends using a VPN when streaming with low cost or free applications due to the fact we don’t know where these applications come from and what they are logging.