IPTV subscriptions become more and more popular by the day, and we can see why! This service includes a large variety of channels from all over the world, responding to a need that local TV providers cannot fulfill.
If you are a big fan of international cable or you just want the convenience of watching TV on your Firestick, then you need a good IPTV Player to help you out. Today, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the top 5 apps on the market right now that are completely safe to install on your streaming device.
All of these IPTV Players have user-friendly interfaces and a number of helpful features, and only one of them is pay-to-use.
Even though Amazon doesn’t feature any IPTV Players on their Appstore, their operating system allows for sideloading apps from third-party sources. This can be quite helpful to upgrade your Firestick to a streaming beast.
Nevertheless, you want to make sure you are not trusting just any app on the internet that makes false promises and might bug your operating system.
Have no fear, the five IPTV Players we are sharing with you today are all safe to use and featured on other verified app stores such as Google Play or Apple’s App Store. Considering that the Firestick OS is a modified version of Android, you do not have to worry about compatibility.
If you are still wondering if it’s worth it to add an IPTV player onto your Firestick device, here are some reasons why we think you should do it:
- IPTV subscriptions offer you access to thousands of TV channels that are enjoyed best on a big screen;
- The installation process for a third-party application is not as difficult as you would think (you can find a number of quick tutorials on our website);
- Most IPTV players are free or inexpensive, so it’s better than other streaming options;
- You can benefit from helpful features that a normal TV provider will not have, such as watching on-demand content and adding subtitles;
- IPTV players can be used with the Alexa Voice Remote, which is very convenient when you are resting on your couch looking to relax;
- You can even record live streaming to watch it in your own time with the right app.
Without any further ado, let’s see exactly what each IPTV Player on our list has to offer…
Perfect Player IPTV
Perfect Player IPTV might be the most commonly recommended app by IPTV providers because its user interface is so similar to that of traditional cable TV. Therefore, you are sure to get the hang of it pretty quickly.
If you already have set-up playlists or channel groups from your IPTV provider, Perfect Player IPTV will transfer them accordingly onto your Firestick. Other than that, you can expect this app to download the schedule, channel guide, and channel logos if they are available as well.
The EPG (electronic programming guide) formats supported by this app are XMLTV and JTV, while for playlists, you can transfer XSPF and M3U formats. Even though the user interface is not the most modern one available, the team at Perfect Player IPTV did manage to stay current and provide support for the widely used UDP-to-HTTP proxy (UDPXY) servers.
We are personally big fans of their choice to add PiP mode (Picture in Picture) to their platform. This feature helps you watch your current channel in a smaller window while also flipping through the channels on your EPG.
Other features of interest include customization options such as changing the channel names and adjusting the size of the channel guide overlay, a sleep timer, and integration with a mobile app available for Android users. Not to mention that you can also use Perfect Player as a media player for content different from what live TV streaming usually offers.
Perfect Player IPTV is a free application trusted by many Android TV users, which you can download from a trusted APK File provider. You can use the Downloader app to do this directly on your Firestick device.
IPTV Smarters Pro
We decided to include IPTV Smarters Pro on our list because it comes with several unique features that might be of interest to you, depending on your IPTV subscription. For instance, this application allows users to watch up to four channels at the same time with a helpful multi-screen feature. If you integrate Smarters Pro with a third-party media player such as VLC, you can playback live streams with ease.
Another great feature that caught our eye is the option to create more than one profile with different preferences. If you share your IPTV subscription with someone else in the house and plan to use your Firestick to watch different programs, then IPTV Smarters Pro is a top choice for your needs. You can add unique playlists to each user as well.
Speaking of playlists, you will find that this app supports M3U, M3U8, and JSON formats. This is one of the few IPTV players out there that still run on XtreamCodes API, so that can be a plus for some people with legacy IPTV subscriptions.
Streaming any type of content format is a piece of cake for this player, and it comes with the extra option of adding subtitles. If you plan on flipping through international channels, we definitely recommend downloading an app that supports subtitles as well. Keep on reading to see what other apps on our list have this feature as well.
Additional benefits of IPTV Smarters Pro include HW/SW decoding options, parental controls, VPN support, and a speed test for your network service. Keeping in mind that this player is completely free to use, we are quite impressed with the large number of features that it offers.
IPTV Extreme is another excellent app for IPTV subscriptions. The app features a very intuitive user interface with easy to access tabs such as channel groups, channel playlists, and search bar. It is compatible with all types of V/A (video/audio) formats, so you have nothing to worry about regardless of your IPTV provider.
The unique reason we had to include this application on the list is that it offers DVRing live streams. In case you want to watch an international event but the starting time is too late, you can choose to record the channel or download on-demand content right into the IPTV Extreme platform.
If watching live TV like it’s on-demand is a high priority for you, there is really no competition. You are sure to enjoy other features of this app as well, such as adding memos for events, searching a channel right on the EPG, and the automated updating of your TV guides. We thoroughly enjoyed the option of switching between light and dark more, as well as the ten customized themes you can add to your player.
Overall, we would opt for IPTV Extreme if you are interested in a simple to use interface and the DVRing option. This app is free, but it comes with in-app advertisements that might not be for everybody. However, the ads are required to offer free access to IPTV Extreme.
GSE Smart IPTV
Another player that allows theme personalization is GSE Smart IPTV. While this is a nice addition to any platform, the real reason why you should install it is because it is a well-rounded IPTV player.
For example, it supports the most popular playlist formats, M3U and M3U8, as well as a variety of streaming protocols: HTTP, RTSP, and HSL. The EPG you get with your IPTV subscription can transfer both under the JTV and the XMLTV format. Aside from all that, this player supports streams with secure RTMP tokens too.
With GSE Smart IPTV, we liked how easy it is to swipe through the menus with the Alexa Voice Remote. Much like on IPTV Smarters Pro, you can switch between hardware and software (HW/SW) decoding to boost performance.
Another feature that the two have in common is that they allow subtitles, much needed for international channels. You can choose from a variety of third-party subtitles such as XSUB, SRT, SSA, DVB Teletext, and SubRip. Parental controls are also available with GSE Smart IPTV, and you can tag your favorite TV channels for easy access.
Out of all the apps we’ve covered today, GSE Smart IPTV is the only one available in Apple’s App Store as well. If you have iOS products and trust their verification process, you might want to choose this one out of the five options we share today. Although this is a free app, be prepared to see in-app advertisements.
Duplex IPTV is the only paid player on our list, with a subscription that can be purchased in either 6 months or 12 months increments. Much like other digital services, they offer a free trial period for you to decide if the app is right for you.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the features available on the Duplex IPTV platform. You will have no problem importing any type of playlist format into the platform. However, only XMLTV links are available for your Electronic Programming Guide.
You can add closed captions or subtitles right in the player and change the audio track, which we found to be an interesting feature. Besides that, we like that it is compatible with the Alexa Voice Remote and you can easily pause, fast-forward, and rewind through your favorite channels.
It is worth mentioning that unlike the other apps on this list, playlists cannot be directly imported into the app on your Firestick. You will need to get a smartphone or a PC and go to edit.duplexiptv.com. After the page has loaded, fill in the Device Key and Device ID found on the Duplex IPTV platform. Afterward, you will be able to insert the EPG links provided with your IPTV subscription, as well as the channel playlists.
As you can see, each IPTVpPlayer we shared with you today has some unique features that can improve your viewing experience. Whether you live with multiple people, want to watch an international TV channel, or don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch a soccer game, you are sure to find the right app for you on this list.
We suggest you take your time trying out these top 5 platforms to find out which interface works best for you. The fact of the matter is that all these IPTV players have been verified by other trusted app stores, such as Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Regardless of which one you choose; we are sure you will have all that it takes to enjoy your IPTV subscription to the fullest!