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This step by-step-tutorial will provide you with instructions to Install and Use TiviMate on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Box.

TiviMate is a popular all-inclusive IPTV Player that works with IPTV Services that provide an M3U URL.

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Check with your current IPTV provider on whether they grant access to their M3U URL prior to going through this guide.

You can usually find this in the support documents or online discussion board that most IPTV services offer for their subscribers.

There is both a premium version and free version of the software available for use. However, TROYPOINT suggests purchasing a premium account for a much more enjoyable experience.

The premium option includes the following features not available with the free version:

  • Scheduled recordings
  • Support for multiple playlists
  • Favorites management
  • Catch-up
  • Customizable TV Guide update intervals
  • Customizable Panels transparency and timeout
  • Customize groups and channels
  • Manual Channels sorting
  • Turning on last channel on app start
  • Auto frame rate (AFR)
  • Reminder to automatically play channel
  • Many More

As you can see, without the premium upgrade, there isn’t much sense in using the app.

We suggest first installing the free app via the instructions below. If you like the app, you can register for the premium version and we cover that below as well.

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Install TiviMate on Firestick/Fire TV/Android Box

Below, you will find both a video tutorial and screenshot guide.

We suggest using the video tutorial as it provides important details needed for install and setup process.

You will also find a video below on how to schedule recordings with TiviMate.

Video Tutorial

 

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Once you have signed up and registered for an account, you can install the TiviMate App and set up with your preferred IPTV Service.

In this example, I am setting up the TiviMate app on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.  We must side-load this application due to the fact that it isn’t available inside the Amazon App Store.

If you’re running an Android TV Box, more than likely this app is available in the Google Play Store.  Just search for “TiviMate IPTV Player” and install it.

This applies to streaming devices that run Android TV OS such as the MECOOL KM3 Box, NVIDIA Shield, Tivo Stream 4K, and more.

You may also see TiviMate Companion when performing this search.  That app is only used to register for the premium service which I cover below.

1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings.

hover over settings

2. Click My Fire TV.

click my fire tv

3. Choose Developer Options.

choose developer options

4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources.

click apps from unknown sources

5. Choose Turn On.

choose turn on

6. Return to the home screen and hover over the Search icon.

hover over search icon

7. Type in Downloader.

type downloader

8. Select the Downloader app.

select downloader

9. Click Download.

click download

10. Click Open.

click open

11. Select Allow if presented with this prompt.

click allow

12. Click OK.

click ok

13. Type the following URL exactly as shown here: https://troypoint.com/tivi and click Go.

troypoint.com/tivi

14. Wait for file to download.

wait for file to download

15. Click Install.

click install

16. Click Done.

click done

17. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete.

click delete

18. Click Delete again.

click delete again

19. Return to device home-screen and under “Your Apps & Channels” click See All.

click see all

20. Scroll down to hover over TiviMate.

hover over tivimate

21. Click Menu button on remote (3 horizontal lines), then click Move to Front.

click move to front

App installation is now complete!

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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”

You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.

Click Search

Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.

Type in Ipvanish

Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.

Click IPVanish logo

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Click Download

Step 6 – Click Open.

Click Open

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Click Sign In

Step 8 – Click Connect button.

Click Connect

Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.

Click OK

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Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.

Successful Connection

Congratulations!  You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.

If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.

How To Setup IPTV within TiviMate

After the app installation is complete, we can open the app and authorize an IPTV Service for use.

NOTE: Initializing an IPTV Service within TiviMate requires an M3U URL. This can usually be found in your IPTV Service welcome e-mail or by contacting customer support.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have found that setup within TiviMate will not work if your VPN is turned On. Make sure to turn your VPN OFF prior to integrating your IPTV Service within this app.

After setup is complete, feel free to connect to your VPN to ensure safe streaming.

Follow the steps below to integrate IPTV Service in TiviMate:

1. Open TiviMate App and click Add Playlist

click add playlist

2. Click Enter URL

click enter URL

3. Enter the provided M3U URL from your IPTV Service with your account info inserted.

You will usually have two M3U URLs.  One is for the channel listings and one is for the EPG (TV Guide).  We will insert the EPG M3U URL in step #8 below.

Most M3U URLs require that you input your service username and password.

You will usually see where these go inside the URL as they are indicated by “username=xxxx” & password=xxxx”.

You will input your username and password where the x’s are located.

IPTV Service M3U LINKS

http://bestever.vodiptv.org:83/get.php?username=xxxx&password=xxxx&type=m3u_plus&output=ts

http://bestever.vodiptv.org:83/xmltv.php?username=xxxx&password=xxxx&type=m3u_plus&output=ts

NOTE: The top link is your login and the bottom link is for the EPG.

Replace the xxxs with your service username and password.

Once you have inserted your username and password into the URL, you can use the bit.ly service and shorten the URL so it is easier to type into the box below.  That’s what we did.

If you don’t want to use bit.ly you need to ensure that the address is typed into the box with no mistakes.  One wrong character in the address and this will not work.

enter m3u URL

4. Click Next.

click next

5. Wait for Channels to insert.

wit for channels to insert

6. You will then see Playlist is processed message with Channel count and your Playlist name. Click Next.

click next

7. We will now insert TV Guide. Choose Enter URL.

choose Enter URL

8. Type the EPG M3U URL or shortened bit.ly URL for your TV Guide.

type EPG M3U Url

9. Click Done.

click done

10. TV Guide will import and you are able to start viewing!

tv guide

It is important to note that many of the features within TiviMate are not available for those who choose to use the free service.

For example, if you try adding a channel or channels to favorites you will be prompted with the following message:

unlock premium message

For those who wish to use the free version, simply click Cancel and continue with the TiviMate App.

If you purchase the premium option through the TiviMate Companion app, we can login for added benefits.

If you need to create an account, you can follow instructions below on how to do that through Google Play Store.

Install TiviMate Companion App via Google Play Store

TiviMate premium costs only $4.99/yr for 5 devices and that includes a 5-day free trial. There is also a lifetime option available for $19.99.

Prior to installing TiviMate Premium, users must register for an Account via the TiviMate Companion App.

This app is only available in the Google Play Store, therefore must be installed on Android Device or through BlueStacks or another Android emulator.

If you do not have an Android phone or device, you must install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC to access the Google Play Store.

How To Install Android Apps on PC

Note:  If you’re using a generic Android TV Box with stock Android, you can install TiviMate Companion through the Google Play Store.  Devices running the true Android TV operating system such as NVIDIA SHIELD don’t include this app so you will need to setup an account on an Android phone, tablet, or through BlueStacks.   

Once installed, use the instructions below to setup a TiviMate Account.

1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android Device.  We are using Bluestacks in this tutorial on my Windows PC. Search for “tivimate companion” and select the first choice.

select tivimate companion

2. Click Install.

click install

3. Wait for download to finish.

wait for download

4. Click Open.

click open

5. Click Account.

6. Enter a username and password that you would like to use and select Create Account.

select create account

7. Click Buy Subscription and enter your payment information.

8. Registration is complete!

Be sure to write down or remember your login information to sign into the TiviMate App.

Login to TiviMate

To access the login page, simply add a Channel to Favorites by clicking the Menu button on your remote (3 Horizontal lines) and choose Add to Favorites as shown below.

You may also long press the OK or Select button on your remote to gain access to these various options.

add to favorites

Click Next.

click next

Choose Account.

choose account

Enter your Credentials and click Log in.

enter login credentials

Enter device name and click Activate.

click activate

Click OK.

click ok

That’s it! Once logged in, you will have access to all premium features of the app for an enjoyable live streaming experience.

TROYPOINT TIP: I highly suggest reading the details and features guide below that will show you how to get the most out of this awesome app!

TiviMate Details & Features

Upon installing TiviMate, you will immediately notice the unique interface it provides. This varies from other IPTV Service apps and works fabulously.

The menu bar on the left lists your Playlist Categories or “Groups” as they are referred to in the app. These can be hidden, removed, and managed all within the Settings.

This is a great way to eliminate any unwanted Channel lists that you don’t use or need.

Because of the uncertainty of IPTV Services, TROYPOINT always suggests having a backup for Live TV.

With TiviMate, users can integrate multiple services or “Playlists” within the app meaning you can combine two or more Services into one!

This is a great way to ensure your live streaming is always available and manage your favorite channels across multiple platforms.

Navigation

Navigating this app is a breeze when using your streaming device’s remote. If using a Firestick, the following options are available:

  • Select Button: Opens Channel
  • Back Button: Shows Groups/Return to Guide
  • Left Button: Scrolls to Previous Program
  • Right Button: Scrolls to Next Program
  • Up Button: Scrolls Up through Channels
  • Down Button: Scrolls Down through Channels
  • Rewind Button: Scrolls Channels Up without changing channel
  • Fast Forward: Scrolls Channels Down without changing channel

After playing a Channel, clicking the select button will generate various options:

This includes the ability to view recent channels and quick select as well as re-open the TV Guide with your current channel playing in the background:

TV Guide with channel playing in background

Groups

The Groups options within TiviMate sets it apart from other IPTV applications. Using this to your advantage is a great way to condense your TV streaming experience.

To edit these, simply open the TV Guide and click the Menu Button (3 horizontal lines) on your remote. Then click Group options:

group options

Select Manage groups

group options

To remove an unwanted or unused Group, simply switch the toggle off:

toggle groups

Only highlighted groups will now be visible on the left side menu bar of the home-screen. To adjust the order of these, simply click Manage positions:

manage positions

Click to highlight and adjust group position to your preference! We suggest using the Favorites Tab at the top for a personal streaming experience.

click to move position

NOTE: TROYPOINT recommends adding your preferred channels to Favorites to get the most out of this app. This will enable all navigational features to work within the Favorites “Group” meaning all scrolling and selection will be through your Favorite Channels!

Favorites

There are a few ways to add a Channel to Favorites.

The first option is to long click when playing a Channel and selecting “Add to Favorites”

add to favorites from channel

Or, if you you would like to add multiple channels quickly, simply press the Menu button from the TV Guide to prompt the following options:

add to favorites from guide

TiviMate Settings

Within the Settings are the following provided options:

tivimate settings

There are a few options within the app’s settings that are worth checking out. One thing we suggest is enabling the confirmation message prior to exiting out.

This way, you will not accidentally close the app by pressing the back button too many times:

confirm exit

Another feature to note is the auto-update option for the TV guide. This will ensure your guide is always up to date:

auto-update tv guide

For those who wish to use Parental Controls these can also be established within the Parental controls Category.

This includes setting and using a PIN Number for access. These can be adjusted to require PIN for Playlists, TV Guide, Group options, and more.

Within the Settings option of TiviMate are tons of features and options that will help you get the most out of your Live TV experience.

Adjusting these will help cater the app to your specific preferences. We suggest checking out all of these Categories to ensure the app is set to your liking.

Subtitles

While other IPTV Services and Players fall short when it comes to Closed Captioning, TiviMate does not.

That being said, working subtitles will vary from Channel to Channel within the app.

How To Enable Subtitles:

-Open and play your preferred content
-Long Click the Select button on your remote to open options and choose CC

choose cc

-Change toggle from “Off” to “Closed captions 1”

choose closed caption 1

-Subtitles will now load for your content

subtitles

How to Record IPTV with TiviMate

In my opinion, one of the best features of TiviMate is the ability to schedule recordings.

Guess what?

You can even schedule multiple recordings at the same time!

 

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Enjoy!

Overall, the possibilities within the TiviMate app are endless. Because of its easy navigation and fast streaming abilities, it is sure to be a favorite among all IPTV users.

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