IPTV is something to see!
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What is IPTV?
Last week, I was forced to look for a new cable provider and stumbled into IPTV. Why? Well, because Directv decided to shut me down because I had not paid for the month yet! Oop, forgot to pay them and 11 days later the cut me off with a message on my screen to contact support. So, that started my journey down IPTV or Internet TV as some may want to call it. Here is the definition according to wikipedia. Anyway, the direct tv fun can be read here.
Starting a new IPTV Journey
Anyway, the event started a new journey! I will put together some blogs on it in the next few days. I will say this, legality is questionable; therefor, be careful if looking into IPTV!
Again, realms such as IPTV opens your internet and wallet to some shady elements. So, care should be taken when navigating this realm! For example, do NOT use your debit card to pay for IPTV service. Also, look into legal issues that may exist!
What IPTV services have I used?
Below are some of the IPTV services that I have tried.
- Sling – Works great but does not offer Fox News. Has many apps for different devices so it is not hard to setup or use. Also, Quality was good and price is not bad between $25 and $80 US dollars.
- Tor TV– questionable site and I am sure they are not legit. Also, they have fast setup and many app choices. Such apps as android: IPTV Smarters Pro works well with them. Or, Android: STB Emulator Pro Price is about $20 us dollars for 3000 available channels.
- ObeyTV – great site again questionable. Also, They have an IPTV app which can be installed via app store. Furthermore, fast setup and for $1 it is possible to try for 24 hours. They also have a $20 monthly package
- SiliconDust – Live Tv working through this one right now. Looks promising. Finally, the service costs around $40 for a reasonable set of channels.
- Epic IPTV – They have 1000’s of channels and offer may different packages based $20 – $30 a month. The quality of the channels is dependent on the package selected. Also, it appears to select the streaming server used to server the channels. Have to use STB Emulator to connect to this service.
Some IPTV services I will try:
- philo.com – They have choices from $16 for 43 Channels and $20 for 50 Channels. They appear to be a legit company and offer a fair lineup. Very little news channels; but hey, these days that is not a bad thing.
- Beast Tv– Another questionable site, it takes a few days to activate and using VPN accounts for to streams. So; careful here, using to many streams can get you banned!
What about IPTV legality?
First, there are many legal issues with IPTV; such as, retransmission consent. Also, there is the Aereo legal battle and they lost at the Supreme Court. Another example, FilmOn, here is some info on their legal battles. Also, it is clear the transmission of TV over internet is questionable and so many of these services attempt to hide from legal by working outside the reach of US law. In doing so, this can put the consumer of these services in jeopardy with US law. The whole thing feels much like the Peer to Peer battles waged on Napster years ago. Finally, US based IPTV user beware! Sick to reputable sellers who follow the retransmission consent imposed by US broadcasters.