For those who still do not know enough about IPTV, it stands for Internet Protocol Television. It is not similar to the traditional cable because of several factors. The main difference is the transmission of signals.
IPTV uses the internet to broadcast TV signals. You can use IPTV services through a website or apps. In this article, I will tell you about some decent IPTV apps that you might want to try on your Android phone.
At the time of traditional cable, I never felt like I was in control of the content or its timing. I could only watch the content provided by the operator. Then I switched to IPTV, and here are some advantages it has,
- The usability of broadband or any 4G/5G network is more than ever,
- Internet speed and stability are improving every day,
- IPTV is available for more devices than traditional cable.
There are more features that you get using an IPTV. You can request content you like, record or pause it, watch live shows or sports, and a better user experience overall. You can use an IPTV on smaller screens like Android and iOS devices and on larger screens like laptops, PCs, and Android TVs. Here are some of the best IPTV apps for your Android phone.
1) IPTV Smarters Pro
The best feature of IPTV Smarters Pro is its highly customizable OTT platform. It is compatible with devices like
- Android Phones,
- Android TV,
- Amazon FireSticks, etc.
IPTV Smarters Pro allows you to integrate your source or playlist to stream live shows, movies, and TV. It provides an easy-to-use interface with a sleek design.
It also provides a search button that you can use to find content to stream. You do not have to worry if you wish to watch content on different devices simultaneously. It allows simultaneous streaming(multi-user/ multi-screen) support.
You can resume the stream from where you left it and record it if you wish to see it later. It gives you features like EPG(Electronic programming guide support), Chrome Casting support, URL and M3U file support, External Player support, etc.
You can also use it on Amazon Firestick to watch your favorite content on a large screen. You can sideload it using the Downloader app(or any app you like) and install it. You might need to follow a proper guide to learn more about sideloading and jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick.
You can not go wrong if you name your app similar to the service you provide. The IPTV app allows you to watch IPTV from your internet service provider or a free live TV channel. You can watch content from several sources on the web. The IPTV app is compatible with most Android phones.
You will not find any built-in channels in this app. You have to create a playlist of the TV channels you like. After that, you can add it to the app and stream your favorite shows or movies.
It offers you several features like:
- It is an ad-free app,
- It allows you to play multicast streams with a UDP proxy,
- You can also set Parental control to limit streaming content or activities,
- IPTV app supports XSPF and M3U playlists support,
- You can also list TV channels in Tile or Grid View.
There is one area where this app lacks. It drains the battery more quickly than other IPTV apps. If your device does not have a large battery, you might want to keep your charger close while using this app.
3) Lazy IPTV
Lazy IPTV is also a great app to use on an Android phone. It is better than its Android TV app. You can add content to it more effortlessly than other IPTV apps. Here are some of its features
- It supports M3U playlists in ZIP, open-view, GZ, and XSPF (XML Shareable Playlist Format),
- It allows you to access local media, and you can paste URLs directly from the web too,
- Lazy IPTV works with UDP and HTTP streams,
- It can play videos from the social network VK and YouTube and,
- You also get a built-in audio player you can use for internet radio channels,
- It also supports EPGs(Electronic Program Guides),
- You can use nested folders, create playlist groups, and add favorites.
4) Red Bull TV
Red Bull TV IPTV is one of the best for streaming sports events and live concerts. You can stream live sports like
- Mountain bike races,
- Motorbike competitions.
You can also view races offline. You can watch more events like these for free. There are also more advantages like no in-app purchases, and it does not involve ads.
The standout feature is Augmented Reality. Red Bull IPTV gives you a three-dimensional photo-real rendition of the live race map. It also gives you additional features like zooming in and out, getting a 360-degree view of the map, etc. You can also interact with your favorite athletes and sports personalities on this app.
There are several IPTV apps available these days. You might want to use a reliable and legal app because unofficial apps can direct you to an illegal stream, and you can get in legal trouble.