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IP TV advice/info

Post by Goddy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:27 pm

Just wondering if anyone uses IP TV and, if so, how does it work and compare to Virgin/Sky etc? Do you lose the box (and whatever's recorded on it) if you bin Virgin/Sky?

Also how does it affect broadband and land line i.e. will I need separate contracts with other suppliers for these parts?

Apologies for the general appeal for info but I suspect there might be a few on here who have experience of all this and know the pitfalls (as well as the benefits) which I might otherwise miss.

Thanks in advance

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by clarethomer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:47 pm

IPTV

You receive your content through an app usually - so legal IPTV can be things like BBC iPlayer, ITV hub etc.

Illegal IPTV are providers that will give you content which is usually not available to you, or offered at a much discounted price to what you would pay through the normal channels such as sky.

IPTV doesn't need a box, you can get it through a Smart TV, you can get it through firesticks and other well known streaming devices.

You won't be able to get the same functionality through IPTV and like anything that you access on the internet, your internet speeds and quality of connection can determine your experience. You won't ever really see a football game on sky buffering or losing quality but you may on IPTV for example.

IPTV can be free too but there are premium providers too. Assuming you are looking at a provider that can replace sky - you are likley going to pay £50-60 a year for a provider that is more stable but you can use KODI and access free content still.

The general appeal for me - having full sky, netflix, amazon and another provider is that I get the 3pm games when we are playing away and not on Sky.

I won't give up sky as I like the convenience of the software and functions that sky q offers and the reliability of it.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Goobs » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:57 pm

If you have Kodi on a firestick what are the best Free apps for streaming football?

I downloaded something called Xanax on advice and it seems OK for films and boxsets but not sure about getting TV or sports (for example I couldn't find anywhere showing BBC1 to watch MOTD)

Also I use Windscribe VPN but it seems to drastically reduce my download speeds which can affect buffering. What are the best free (yes I'm tight) VPN's to use?

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by aggi » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm

Goobs wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Also I use Windscribe VPN but it seems to drastically reduce my download speeds which can affect buffering. What are the best free (yes I'm tight) VPN's to use?
The only free VPN I'd use would be Cloudflare's Warp (which is mobile only and has some limitations). For the rest of them the likelihood is that you're being exploited in some way for them to make money. It may just be ads in the app but there's no real reassurance that they're not selling your bandwidth or data.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by ClaretMov » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Forget firesticks.....crap to weak and so so slow they keep buffering

Buy an android box off ebay they run 4k hd and are about 25/30 so even cheaper than a fire stick and dont buy the cheaper 2gb ones buy the 4gb one

I've had this Iptv service now dor three years its perfect and never let me down once.

https://iptv.shop/

Use a vpn the one I'm running at the moment is a free one called wangvpn my sky broadband speed at home is 42 meg and even when I run it through wangvpn it runs at 36 meg even thought I'm connected via germany or france
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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Vegas Claret » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:27 pm

I use surfshark as my vpn - my "normal" download speed without is about 170mb, with the vpn it drops to about 140. By far the best vpn I've ever used

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by wilks_bfc » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:28 pm

As mentioned the easiest way to get IPTV is through firestick via a downloaded app.

We still subscribe to Sky but only the basic package (no sport/movies) so we can record programs that we watch but subscribe to IPTV provider so get all sports/movies as well as a whole range of box sets

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:29 pm

If you get it, makesure you get it on the new firestick. So you can move it about the house or take it to the caravan or whatever.
Have more than 10meg for your internet connection.

They have all the channels of sky etc but like anything that is cheap, it comes with risks.

Probably best to get IPTV and then see if you want rid. I don't need sky etc but someone has to pay them or there won't be any content to stream.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Hopey1786 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:25 pm

Best to run via firestick. Dont need an android box at all

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by clarethomer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:02 pm

Agree a fire stick 4K is better than some cheap android box imo also.

But then again I don’t have a link to try and flog you something so maybe I would say that.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by karatekid » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:28 pm
As mentioned the easiest way to get IPTV is through firestick via a downloaded app.

We still subscribe to Sky but only the basic package (no sport/movies) so we can record programs that we watch but subscribe to IPTV provider so get all sports/movies as well as a whole range of box sets
I recently came to the conclusion that the only reason I kept sky was to use the recording function and to pause and rewind live TV. I woke up to it and cancelled sky and bought myself a Humax hdr 1100s freesat box. Plugged straight into my sky satellite. All the benefits of the sky box without the £27 a month price tag for the privilege.
Premium channels from IPTV paid for by the saving made on sky. 2 months sky = 12 months IPTV. :)

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by wilks_bfc » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:52 pm

karatekid wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:37 pm
I recently came to the conclusion that the only reason I kept sky was to use the recording function and to pause and rewind live TV. I woke up to it and cancelled sky and bought myself a Humax hdr 1100s freesat box. Plugged straight into my sky satellite. All the benefits of the sky box without the £27 a month price tag for the privilege.
Premium channels from IPTV paid for by the saving made on sky. 2 months sky = 12 months IPTV. :)
Wouldn’t that only record freeview channels though?
We do record a lot of Sky content to watch later.
The IPTV is only used for sports/PPV and box sets (currently bingeing on 24)

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by karatekid » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:55 pm

Yeah only freeview but I realised that 90% of what we watched on TV was free to air.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by IanMcL » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 pm

My sky blew up and I had a long wait for a Q box. In the meantime, I read on here about IPTV sports etc and infested in a 4k Firestick.

Now I am part of a 'book club' ;) and for a very reasonable annual sum, I can watch....everything in the world, as it happens.

Admin@ssnibooks.co.uk will answer your questions.

I also have an Android box T95Q but the Firestick is simpler and fine, if you are starting.

I shall watch the cup tomorrow....

All pay per view etc foc.

It is a very good book club!

Others are available.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Hopey1786 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 pm

Most suppliers if not all use the same panels for the channels.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by steve_f » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:29 pm

I have an iptv service and run a paid vpn, but you can get most of the 3.00pm kick offs using kodi with the rising tides addon

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Damo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 pm

Cant believe you openly discuss this in a football forum.
Fair enough you want to enjoy football on the cheap, but dont get this place shut down for the rest of us

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by claretdj » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:47 pm

Damo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 pm
Cant believe you openly discuss this in a football forum.
Fair enough you want to enjoy football on the cheap, but dont get this place shut down for the rest of us
Get a grip, we are Burnley not Barcelona ffs! :lol: also why do people mess about with a vpn? 5 years without one n NO issues! :lol: so why pay for something that you dont need? :roll:

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Hopey1786 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:55 pm

Soccerstreams100.com has every game of.ours in HD

Get a laptop and HDMI to.the TV

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by ClaretMov » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 am

Another way and it's free and very very good is to install the app throptv on your firestick android box or phone

https://www.husham.com/thoptv-apk-21-do ... id-tv-box/

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Goddy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:19 am

Sorry for the delayed response but many thanks to all the thoughts, ideas, advice. Much appreciated and certainly means a busy weekend this weekend (Clarets, Six Nations and Superbowl, permitting!)

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Belial » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:59 pm

Did IPTV for a few years - when they work, they're great but I've stopped using them now because I've struggled to tie one up long-term without an issue; either the services closing completely for example, or having technical issues - plus most want bitcoin payment now so as above it's easy enough to find streams instead

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by IanMcL » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:42 pm

I know what you mean. My book club ran into issues, like the rest, when the big provider was closed by the law. However, they switched and reprovided all channels with lots of hard work. Better than ever!

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by aggi » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:20 pm

What are people's suggestions for 3 o'clock games now that sportsmania seems to have died a death? I just want something consistent rather than having to hunt for links each week.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:25 pm

aggi wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:20 pm
What are people's suggestions for 3 o'clock games now that sportsmania seems to have died a death? I just want something consistent rather than having to hunt for links each week.
Get a free trial tonight for an I P T V account recommended by someone you know.

If you don't know anyone who has it I can add you to a group on fb with a good set up.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by wilks_bfc » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:29 pm

Agree with quicken

I have subscription with a provider and it’s never let me down yet plus I get a load of on demand stuff with it as well

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by alboclaret » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:35 pm

Sorry to gate crash the thread but has anyone got any ideas on this.
I want to watch the boxing but not at 4am sunday morning.
My iptv will show it. How can I record it or is there any sort of re run on bt bix office ?

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by wilks_bfc » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:38 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Sorry to gate crash the thread but has anyone got any ideas on this.
I want to watch the boxing but not at 4am sunday morning.
My iptv will show it. How can I record it or is there any sort of re run on bt bix office ?
Depends on how you stream it & provider you use
Don’t think there’s a way of using a firestick but the provider I use usually uploads it later as an “on demand” (well they have done with UFC/WWE events)
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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Hopey1786 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:43 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Sorry to gate crash the thread but has anyone got any ideas on this.
I want to watch the boxing but not at 4am sunday morning.
My iptv will show it. How can I record it or is there any sort of re run on bt bix office ?
Mine shows it again as per the box office channel repeats

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by IanMcL » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:34 pm

The 'book club' I use happily give access to TV worldwide and somehow, I see that every football match is available live, as is all the pay per view options, eg Mr Fury's fight will appear.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by bfccrazy » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Sorry to gate crash the thread but has anyone got any ideas on this.
I want to watch the boxing but not at 4am sunday morning.
My iptv will show it. How can I record it or is there any sort of re run on bt bix office ?

£30 a year for mine with backup channels galore.

Provider also has a VOD section which all major sports events get put onto to watch for free whenever you like.

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Post by Blackburn_Claret » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:23 pm

bfccrazy wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 pm
£30 a year for mine with backup channels galore.

Provider also has a VOD section which all major sports events get put onto to watch for free whenever you like.
What is iptv?

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by alboclaret » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:54 pm

Should be good to watch it then instead of the motd on sunday morning.

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Post by fanzone » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 pm

Haven't read all the responses but iv saved about £700 since last June and haven't missed any sporting event including every 3pm kick off and had the luxury of every box set, film and normal sky package. I may get the very odd snag but it's only for a second every other week.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Longsidebogs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:29 pm

Anyone paying up to £100 per month to Sky or Virgin please message me.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by steve_f » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:51 pm

Not sure where you get the idea that sportsmania has gone. Mine is working better than ever, and has been fo the last 6 weeks or so

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by aggi » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:01 am

steve_f wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Not sure where you get the idea that sportsmania has gone. Mine is working better than ever, and has been fo the last 6 weeks or so
Mine refuses to work on any device., I just get "Sports mania error. Check the log for more information". Multiple devices, multiple connections, subscription is still valid.

Their repo is dead as is their forum so I assumed they'd finally gone under.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by aggi » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:02 am

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Get a free trial tonight for an I P T V account recommended by someone you know.

If you don't know anyone who has it I can add you to a group on fb with a good set up.
Cheers but everything nowadays seems to require a Facebook account. Not many options without one

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by bfccrazy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:30 am

aggi wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:02 am
Cheers but everything nowadays seems to require a Facebook account. Not many options without one
The one I’m on has a discord chat you can use if that’s any use to you?

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by steve_f » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:32 am

You need to go to their website, and get your line details from there, they are the details that you put into the app that you are using. The new kodi repo address is on the pinned post of their face book page. I wont post it on here, all the information is available on their facebook page under announcements

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by steve_f » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:34 am

Sorry aggi just noticed you dont use face book

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by steve_f » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:38 am

Aggi log in to your account as normal, scroll dowwnto the bottom of youy memmership details, your line password is there, a mixture of numbers and letters, hope that helps

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Post by Hopey1786 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:49 am

Hopey1786@outlook.com

If anybody needs advise on a bookshop for the boxing and footie happy to share mine

Cheers

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by ClaretMov » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:37 am

For Android devices just download any one of these they all work and are free put them on your phone tablet firestick or Android box

Better than Mobdro and unlike iptv its free

https://thoptv.download/

http://www.swiftstreamz.com/

https://livenettvapk.cc/

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:38 am

alboclaret wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Sorry to gate crash the thread but has anyone got any ideas on this.
I want to watch the boxing but not at 4am sunday morning.
My iptv will show it. How can I record it or is there any sort of re run on bt bix office ?
You can record I P T V although I have never needed to.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by IanMcL » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:42 am

aggi wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:02 am
Cheers but everything nowadays seems to require a Facebook account. Not many options without one
My book club uses Band. Got off Fbook owing to the 'authorities' monitoring of book clubs.

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by alboclaret » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:38 am
You can record I P T V although I have never needed to.
That's interesting. How do you do that. Would you need a separate hard drive

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Re: IP TV advice/info

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:17 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:00 pm
That's interesting. How do you do that. Would you need a separate hard drive
The guy who sells it just said you can, I've never tried it.

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