IPTV - how to set it up? (beginner questions)
Currently my parents are paying $73 for TV service form Bell (including some $12 for Indian Tamil channels).
Want to set up on IPTV so my parents will save some money. On my research so far I came to know I need an IPTV box and IPTV service.
Here my list for each:
MAG254/255 - about $120
Roku - about $100
IPTV Box Software:
- KODI - is a app that you can install on certain IPTV boxes in order to watch streaming tv.
suggestion for IPTV box is welcome.
IPTV provider such as
IPGUYS - $20/month - (can not find the website search on kijiji)
Wow TV - about $20/month
Vmedia - $44/month +$12 (extra channels)
Zazeen TV - $109/month
Match TV - $21/month
Voodoobox - price ?
YuppTV - different packages
vmedia - $17-$44/month with different package deals
acanac - different package and different deals with internetf
rfd user Bobsagget - mentioned "Phoenix plugin on Kodi" for NHL
also there are private server which I use for my tv service, $16/month
has 500+ channel including local channel. PM me if you need info.
add your list to the post will add them as they come, please include the pricing also
thanks for the people who have contacted me with the info of iptv services for testing.
Faq about IPTV
1. What is IPTV?
IPTV, Internet Protocol television is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet instead of being delivered through traditional satellite signal, or cable television formats.
2. Do I have to program by the set-top-box myself?
No. Many services do not require any setup; some do require some set up such imputing the service provider address in the box setting. Some services require just the username and logging information.
3. How many Channels are available on IPTV?
Current IPTV services, there are 800+ Live Channels. The channel list is constantly updated and new channels are always coming available. Because it is internet base service there is no restriction on how many channels you can have on your service.
4. What kind of Internet service do I require for IPTV to work without interruption?
You need minimum Internet Speed of 10mbs and Unlimited Data in order for the IPTV. The service quality depends on two things, the service provider server capability of sending data and the quality of internet service you have. If any of those two is compromised your service quality will be compromised and you will see lags and freezing. Also the Set-top-Box (STB) or receiver for the service affects the quality of the service.
5. Do I require any other devices for the IPTV?
Only two things you need is Set Top Box (STB) and good internet service. STB works as a receiver for the IPTV. Many independent IPTV uses MAG254. The Mag Box by Informir is used is because the software and technical aspect are open source. Informer the manufacture of mag254 box also provide the server side service if you decide to start your own iptv service.
6. Are there any High Definition (HD) Channels?
Yes there are many HD channels available in the IPTV.
7. How is the quality of the service?
It all depends on the quality of service provided by your iptv service provider. If the service is coming from a good serve there are no noticeable differences in the IPTV and traditional TV services provided by many major TV providers. (If you need further info message me.)