Best IPTV Apps For All Devices FireStick, Android, Windows 2021


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Struggling with finding the best IPTV apps to user your service with? If so then you came at the right place because in this article I am going to share with you some amazing applications that you gonna love.

Just like most of you I am also a big fan of internet based Television because I spent more of my time outside the home that means it is quite impossible for me to watch favourite shows.

But after hearing this service it makes me happy and that I simply purchase a service, but later I faced a lot of problems to get the right IPTV player for my device.

Now, as I have spent several years using them, I am kinda expert in this field and that is the reason behind writing this article so that I can help my visitors and provide them with good service.

However, this will be a long guide because I don’t want to miss anything here so just don’t forget to keep reading this until the very end or you might not be able to find the right choice.

Best IPTV Apps For All Devices

There is no such thing as Best because every app has its own benefits and disadvantages too! Let’s suppose if someone suggests the best app for Firestick but it doesn’t work with Mobile then probably it is not the best at all.

This same goes for the best IPTV apps guide as each of the app mentioned here has its own flaws and good part. In this way I have listed the applications based on the device support and the playback.

It doesn’t mean if the one app is listed at the top makes it perfect that is why you should read the whole article and then decide which app works fine depending on your device.

Enough talk, let’s move towards the best IPTV apps now

IPTV Smarters Pro

The first application, we have in today’s list is the IPTV Smarters Pro and the reason why it is at the top is because of this application device compatibility.

Smarters Pro is one of my favourite apps that I usually used to stream IPTV services with. It has the simple and easy to use interface along with the multiple login methods.

With this app you can use either an Xtream Codes API or else Load M3U Playlist URL or File. Despite that, you can also Load Data Storage or use Play Single Stream option.

The IPTV Smarters Pro has all the necessary features you want that includes Parental Controls, Electronic Program Guide, Add External EPG File, Offers Catchup and even provide support for external Players.

In case if you don’t want to use any external player then you don’t need to worry a bit about this because its built-in video player has a decent interface and works with remote too.

You can use this service on any device you want because it supports Windows, macOS X, Android Phone & Tablets, Roku, FireTV Sticks and the list go on.

Key Features

  • It has the compatibility of a large number of devices.
  • Offers EPG & Catchup feature if your provider has.
  • It Supports External Video Players.
  • Provides a multi – screen feature to watch 4 channels at the same time.
  • A user-friendly interface with remote based devices too.
  • Supports Xtream Codes API and M3U Playlist.
  • Provides free app for the users with limited features.
  • It offers parental control to hide sensitive channels.

Supported Device:

  • Windows
  • macOS X
  • iOS Mobile/Tablet
  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • Apple TV
  • TizenOS
  • WebOS
  • Roku
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • Parental Control is a paid feature.
  • New update asks a premium version to access Settings (that is terrible).
  • Lacks feature to mark favourite channels.

Tivimate

Tivimate is probably one of the famous app to stream live channels from your favourite service provider. When you ask about the best IPTV apps on Reddit or other forums you will be suggested to use Tivimate.

It is probably an amazing app to have because I am currently using it on my FireTV Stick and loved how they made the interface of this application.

As I said earlier that the apps listed here is based on the supported device and based on this Tivimate is available for a limited number of devices.

Until now you can use this application on Android-based TVs, Firestick, Nvidia Shield etc. But keep in mind that the TiviMate is only available for bigger screens so they doesn’t support mobiles.

Keeping it aside, this application is pretty amazing because it has the interface as we usually see on our Smart TVs or any Set-top boxes that also supports EPG.

This app supports the renaming of channels, add favourite channels, customize channel logos and offers users to add multiple M3U Playlist files or URLs.

Key Features

  • One of the best apps for bigger screen users.
  • Works with various TV brands (Android-based only).
  • Supports multiple M3U Playlist URLs.
  • It has various customization options.
  • Supports Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
  • A friendly and easy to use user-interface.
  • Add to favourite, change the title or use customized logo for channels.
  • Record any live event or TV shows (requires premium version).
  • Offers parental control feature within the app.
  • Can be used with the external players.

Supported Device:

  • Android Boxes
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • Only 1 M3U is allowed for free users.
  • It lacks the compatibility with various devices.

GSE Smart IPTV

In this list of the best IPTV apps the next app that I am going to talk about is the GSE Smart IPTV. If you are an old Internet TV user then you have probably known this name before.

It is one of the most popular and the most downloaded application from Google Play Store or other App Stores. Instead of this GSE is available on various other devices like Apple TV, iOS Devices, Android TV and much more.

The reason behind its popularity is because of the user-interface that feels like using a Smart TV. This makes it a lot easier for the customers who don’t like a new layout and want to stick with the old on.

Another thing, why it is listed here is because GSE supports multiple ways to log into your IPTV subscriptions just like a Smarters Pro application mentioned above.

This app supports the Electronic Program Guide offered by the provider or else you can use external source where it supports XML, ZIP, and even GZ Formats.

Provides users with Xtream-Codes API and M3U File and it also streams from HTTP, HSL, M3U8, MMS, RTSP, and RTMP sources including the ability to show Subtitle or add SRT file.

Key Features

  • This application has the widest range of device compatibility.
  • It also supports the Chromecast.
  • A neat and clean interface offers Cable-like experience.
  • Provides Xtream Codes API & M3U Login methods.
  • Streams from HTTP, HSL, M3U8, MMS, RTSP, and RTMP sources.
  • This application supports subtitle (SRT File).
  • Officially available on Google Play Store and Apple Store.
  • It supports external EPG having XML, ZIP or GZ format.
  • Provides parental control to hide sensitive contents.
  • The app comes with multiple languages to choose from 31 languages.

Supported Device:

  • macOS X
  • iOS Mobile/Tablet
  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • Apple TV
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • This application has too many advertisements.
  • It doesn’t support multiple account login.

Lazy IPTV

Lazy IPTV is another best way to stream your IPTV subscription various platforms. It is one of a good application offers a neat user-interface with various customization features.

You can easily add most watched channels on the Home Screen and change the layout of how channels displays. This is one of a good feature for those who doesn’t like the same layout but want to make changes.

Furthermore this application is available on Android Mobile, FireTV Stick, Nvidia Shield, etc. But unfortunately you won’t be able to use it with a Laptop or a Smart TV as it only supports Android based devices..

Anyways, this app supports only M3U Playlist feature where you can either import file from your storage or simply paste the URL given by your service provider.

With this you can check out the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) offered by the provider or use an external file (XMLTV) in GZ, Open-view or Zip formats.

You can also add favourite channels, supports folders, and allows you to create a group of playlists and even supports Export feature for M3U Playlist. Lazy IPTV is probably one of a good app once you get used to it.

Key Features

  • It is compatible with all Android-based devices.
  • Provides many options to customize the app.
  • Supports the Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
  • Import external TV Guide to GZ, Open-view or Zip formats.
  • Use M3U URL or Import Playlist file from Storage.
  • Works with HTTP and UDP streams to Stream from YouTube and VK.
  • Add favourite channels, change layout etc.
  • Easily Exports M3U Playlist if you don’t like this app.
  • It is compatible with Android Mobiles and Tablets too.

Supported Device:

  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • It only supports single M3U Playlist.
  • Don’t have Parental Control options.
  • Compatible with limited number of devices

Perfect Player

Perfect player is yet another best IPTV apps help user to watch live TV channels from a service provider. It has almost same interface like TiviMate where you get cable like experience.

Perfect Player is supported by many devices like Windows, Linux, Android Mobiles & Tablets, Nvidia Shield and so on. Instead of this you can even use it on Windows or Linux based computer/laptop.

Still, it is the best choice for the supported devices because you will be provided with the option to login IPTV using an M3U or XSPF Playlist file or URL.

The players also support Electronic Program Guide where you can add external EPG where it supports XMLTV (ZIP, GZ, XZ) and JTV extension as well.

Perfect Player comes with the Scalable OSD where the player automatically increases or decrease the size of the channel depending on the screen you are using.

It provides different decoder options to choose from Native, Software, Hardware, and Hardware Accelerated. Instead of this you can watch locally stored data from SD card and also sync data using a computer version.

Key Features

  • It has the widest range of device compatibility.
  • Offers Scalable OSD that renders screen automatically.
  • It supports M3U and XSPF Playlist URL/File.
  • Play content from SD Card (for mobile devices only).
  • Comes with 6 different themes to choose from.
  • Automatic Synchronization with the PC version.
  • The app can be controlled with Mouse, Keyboard or Remote.
  • Provides multiple Playlist and EPG support.
  • Easily Hide or Rename channels that you want.
  • Create Group and add favourite channels.

Supported Device:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • App contains some annoying advertisements.
  • Doesn’t support External Media Player.
  • The Xtream Codes API is not supported.

Kodi

XMBC later known as the Kodi is an open-source application that is available on almost every device. The compatibility includes Mac OS X, Raspberry Pi, Windows, iOS & Mobile Phones, FireTV Stick and so on.

Despite that you can use this application on every Android-based Smart TVs or else Apple TV as well. This is a unique application than the ones that I have already mentioned above.

It is because the Kodi is packed with thousands of official and 3rd-party Add-ons offering Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Games and even it provides some IPTV Players too.

With Kodi you can either use a 3rd-party IPTV App or else official one, but in my case I prefer to use PVR IPTV Simple Client that is an official Kodi Add-on and is completely free to use.

This Add-on uses the M3U Playlist URL or you can use an M3U File to log into your IPTV service and until now it only supports single playlist but in future we might see the multiple playlist support.

Except this Simple Client supports EPG service too, where you can add an external file or URL free of cost which is a paid feature in various IPTV apps.

Key Features

  • Kodi is an open-source, free application.
  • This app is available on various devices.
  • It works with FireTV Stick and Nvidia Shield too.
  • The app is officially available on Play Store.
  • A PVR IPTV Simple Client is the best Add-on for IPTV service.
  • Use other Add-ons with different features too.
  • PVR supports the External EPG service.
  • Offers users to upload customized logo for channels.
  • This Add-on also support the Catchup.

Supported Device:

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Linux
  • Apple TV
  • iOS Mobile/Tablet
  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • It is a little bit difficult to use it on TVs.
  • Simple Client doesn’t support log in using the Xtream Codes API.
  • Using 3rd-party Add-on might crash Kodi.

XCIPTV PLAYER

The last best IPTV app that I would like to talk about is the XCIPTV Player that is also a popular and most used application among individuals.

This app is only supported by the Android devices, you can use it on Android TV, Android Mobile, Android Tab, FireTV Cube, FireStick and even with the Nvidia Shield TV too.

Personally, I like the design of this app because it offers a neat and clean user-interface to easily toggle between Web-Series, Movies or even Live TV channels.

This IPTV Player is quite amazing from the ones that are mentioned already because XCIPTV supports sign method using M3U Playlist, Xtream Codes API and EZHometech API as well.

This player supports Electronic Program Guide with live channels and also with the Catchup. Despite that you can watch Video-on-demands along with the IMDb information.

Moreover XCIPTV comes with a built-in ExoPlayer that replaces the stock one and also offers parental control features to easily hide adult videos or channels from kids.

Key Features

  • A very good application for every android-base device.
  • XCIPTV is officially available on Google Play Store.
  • It uses Xtream Codes API, EZHometech API & M3U Playlist.
  • Provide Video-on-demands with IMDb information.
  • A built-in ExoPlayer better than the stock Player.
  • Multiscreen feature to use up to 4 screens at a time.
  • It comes with the Parental Controls.
  • Ability to manage multiple users.
  • The app is clean from unwanted advertisements.

Supported Device:

  • Android, Mobile/Tablet
  • FireTV Stick
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Chromecast with Google TV

Cons

  • Doesn’t support Smart TV or other platforms (except Android).
  • Limited customization features for free users.
  • It doesn’t offer external player support.

Conclusion

Without a doubt using an Internet Protocol TV is really amazing than from watching TV shows with regular cable networks. It is because the service is a lot cheaper than then cable or satellite and also it doesn’t bind with the contract or anything.

Even though the app can also be used on various platforms, but for this a user must need a player first. Here in this article I have shared some of the best IPTV Apps that are supported by many devices.

Each of these applications comes with different advantages and offers the compatibility with different devices as well. If you have read the whole article then you probably find a good application for yourself.

But let’s suppose if you are still confused, then I would suggest to go for the Smarters Pro because it supports almost every device. It is a lot easier to use than most of the apps and also used to manage 4 different users.

In case if you only want an application for Smart TV or Android TV then Tivimate is probably one of the best service to choose. It has an amazing and easy to use interface feels like using a cable service.

If you know any other application except the ones I have provided here then let me know in the comment section below.

Also, don’t forget to share your experience with each app and tell us which one of them you love the most and willing to use it permanently.

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