Firesticks, Mags, Smart TV’s – What’s the Best IPTV Streaming Device?
IPTV services continue to grow and customers like you, are now spoilt for choice.
With the right subscription, you can have access to so much television, film and sports content that it would take a lifetime to watch it all.
However, with a growing number of providers, comes a growing number of ways you can access IPTV and if you’re new to the scene it can be overwhelming.
There are a variety of IPTV compatible devices that we are going to run through in this article to give you a better understanding of what they are, how they work and which ones are best.
Amazon Fire Stick IPTV
The budget option that competes with the best
The Amazon Fire TV stick is our favourite option and we thought it was the perfect place to start.
Not only is it one of the cheapest options on the market (only £50 when you order from Your PTV Host), it’s also one of the most versatile.
You’ll have instant access to apps like YouTube, HBO, Amazon Videos and Netflix, and you can even install smart IPTV apps like Smarters to access other IPTV services like Your PTV Host.
It has 8GB internal memory which can be upgraded to 200GB if you need it.
Also, it’s important to note that there are two types of Amazon Firestick.
The cheaper option (retailing at £39.99) supports up to 1080p or HD streaming, and the second (retailing at £49.99) supports 4K ultra HD content, so you’ll be able to access the best resolutions available.
If you choose to use an Amazon Fire TV stick, then you’ll be greeted with a well-designed and intuitive user interface with easy navigation and slick voice control to make searching for something to watch even easier. Simply hold the button at the top of the remote and say what you want to appear, easy!
If you’re looking for an affordable way to access a variety of IPTV content, then the Amazon firestick might be for you.
amazon fire stick with a remote control
An old school IPTV streamer
The Mag box is a classic IPTV streamer, it’s a set-top box that connects to your TV and allows you to stream online content.
The user interface is pretty simple and not as glossy as something like the Amazon Fire TV stick; however, it gets the job done.
Some IPTV users prefer to use the MAG box because it is thought to be one of the most powerful streaming devices and is respected for its simplicity, speed and excellent streaming performance.
There are a few different types of MAG boxes with the latest being the 322 which has a 512mb ram and 512mb flash drive.
The setup should be simple and will require you to send the MAC address of the box to your IPTV provider for them to activate your service.
The Mag is a strong alternative to the Fire Stick and Android boxes.
What is Android IPTV?
So, you might be wondering – What’s the difference between an Android box and a MAG box?
They both allow you to stream IPTV content to your TV, but the main difference is that Android boxes use Android software whereas MAG boxes use the Stalker Middleware.
We could get really geeky here but let’s leave it at the basics.
Some popular Android boxes are the Nvidia Shield TV, Minix NEO and the Roku Ultra which vary in price from around £120 up to £350.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative you can purchase an Android TV box for just £50 from Your PTV Host.
Just be sure that whichever box you choose meets your streaming needs, for example, if you’ve paid for a 4K TV, you’ll probably want to get a box that can stream 4K.
Like the other devices we have already talked about, an Android box will give you access to a wide range of IPTV content, games and music, making your expensive cable and satellite deal look much less appealing.
IPTV for Laptops, Phones & Tablets
Most people these days have access to a laptop, phone or tablet of some sort. If you do, you already have everything you need to access IPTV services.
First, you need to download an app like MyIPTV Player, VLC Media Player or Bluestacks.
From there you can simply access content by entering your special subscription M3U link that your IPTV provider will give to you and follow their installation steps.
You might have to jump through a few hoops but if you stick to the installation guides you shouldn’t have any problems.
The downside is that you’re limited to the screen size of your device which is probably significantly smaller than your TV.
If you’re streaming from your laptop then an option is to connect to your TV with an HDMI cable, this simply puts what was on your laptop screen onto your bigger TV screen.
Streaming from a laptop, phone or tablet is great for those that don’t want to purchase extra hardware.
Apple TV for Apple Devices
IPTV for mac, iPhone & iPad
The Apple vs Android debate divides the nation, with fans usually sticking to their side. Luckily there are options for Apple fans to access great IPTV content.
The latest Apple TV 4K shows in amazing 4K HDR and has great content from apps like Amazon, Netflix, Disney+, ESPN2 and a whole host of Apple original shows.
It’s priced at the higher end of the market at £179 for 32gb of storage and £199 for 64gb.
To access alternative IPTV services users will have to download apps such as GSE Smart IPTV, Cloud Stream IPTV Player, iPlayTV, IP Television or IPTV Player Pro.
Just make sure you check with your providers which app is compatible with their service and follow their installation guidelines.
Finally, last but not least… well actually maybe least… is Smart TV.
This is definitely an easy option as you will simply have to download apps to your Smart TV and begin streaming IPTV content.
However, compared to the devices above, the streaming power will just not compete, and you may experience unwanted buffering and extending loading time.
That said, it provides the benefit of having everything in one place and doesn’t require additional hardware.
Which devices are supported by Your PTV Host
UK’s Best IPTV service
Hopefully, you now know a little more about the best IPTV compatible devices on the market and have an idea which one would be best for you.
The good news is that Your PTV Host IPTV is compatible with all of the devices listed in this article. So, you will be able to gain access to the best IPTV service on the market, with whatever device you choose.
Here at Your PTV Host, we recommend the Amazon Fire TV stick as the best option.
It’s our number one choice because it’s cheap, easy to use, and supports a lot of great features.
However, whichever device you choose, with a Your PTV Host subscription you will get access to our 24/7 support team who will assist you in setting up your device if you need some help.
We take the stress out of IPTV so all you have to do is enjoy it.
If you want to be sure 100% that our service is compatible with your device, go ahead and write to us in the chat – We’d be more than happy to help.