Abbreviations IPTV belong to Internet Protocol Television, a service used to retransmit the television signal of a channel or station over the Internet. To be able to see this type of content, they usually use M3U lists, a type of file where the IP used by each TV channel to broadcast its signal on the network is specified.
However, we do nothing if we only have the M3U list with the data from the online broadcast. To be able to see the various TV channels we will also need an IPTV player or client able to read these types of files. In today's post, we will review some of the best IPTV apps to watch live television over the Internet. Let's go there!
The best IPTV apps for Android
Before we begin, it should be remembered that IPTV players are just that, players. If we want to see, for example, Spanish DTT through an IPTV application we will need download the corresponding file with the connection data and load it into our player.
Note: If you have any questions about how this whole process works, take a look at this other example tutorial, where we explain how to watch free and legal TV from your mobile with KODI.
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GSE Smart IPTV
With more than 5 million installations, GSE Smart IPTV is one of the most prominent IPTV clients for watching Internet TV. The player supports more than 45 video formats and 5 streaming formats, offers compatibility with Chromecast, automatic reconnection, subtitle support, dynamic language change and various customization skins. In addition, it has a fairly easy-to-use interface, which can be a real plus if we are first-time users.Download QR-Code GSE SMART IPTV Developer: droidvision Price: Free
IPTV Smarters Pro
One of the most complete and best rated IPTV clients by the Android community. With this free application we can play live television through M3U files or Internet web addresses (URLs).
The player is compatible with Android TV, mobiles and tablets, allows establishing parental control, incorporates subtitles, offers integration with other external players and supports EPG.Download QR-Code IPTV Smarters Pro Developer: WHMCS SMARTERS Price: Free
VLC is one of the best multi-platform and open source multimedia players that we can find, and the truth is that they have been at the foot of the canyon for decades. How could it be otherwise, the Videolan application for Android also supports the IPTV protocol.
To do this, we just have to open the player, click on the menu icon, give the button "To emit” and enter the URL of the television channel that we want to see on the mobile.Download QR-Code VLC for Android Developer: Videolabs Price: Free
Lightweight IPTV client that will not take up much space in the internal memory of our Android device. Like the rest of the mentioned apps, no pre-installed video or playlist is included. All we have to do is add the URL of our IPTV link and the player will do the rest. Perfect for watching live TV, movies, YouTube videos, and more.
Lazy IPTV supports M3U files, HTTP / HTTPS links, UDP and YouTube links, as well as internet radio play. It also incorporates a parental control module and various customization themes.Download QR-Code LAZY IPTV Developer: LazyCat Software Price: Free
Perfect Player IPTV
Another player that we cannot ignore due to the great set of functionalities it offers. Not only does it allow you to play IPTV content: it also supports local video playback, has remote control via Perfect Cast IPTV, can read M3U and XSPF lists, and it also supports EPG formats XMLTV and JTV.
As in previous players, it does not offer pre-installed content, but as an IPTV player it is the most complete that we can find in the middle of 2019.Download QR-Code Perfect Player IPTV Developer: Niklabs Software Price: Free
Other IPTV Players
I would not like to close this list without mentioning what I consider the best player currently available on Android, and it is none other than KODI. It is not an application dedicated to IPTV exclusively, but it has a complement to play TV online that is a real marvel. If you want to know how it works, please take a look at the link that I attached to the beginning of the post.
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