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How to Install and Stream IPTV on Android TV



IPTV on Android TV

Internet Protocol Television, also called IPTV, is a service that delivers TV shows, live TV, movies, and more through the Internet. There are plenty of IPTV providers and players available online. The IPTV providers offer content in different formats like M3U URLs, Xtream Codes, Playlists files, and more. Whereas the IPTV players load the provider’s content and allow you to stream videos. Android TV users can easily install the IPTV Player app from the Play Store. Before installing an IPTV player on your Android TV, get an IPTV subscription from an IPTV service provider.

Important: The IPTV providers mostly offer copyrighted content. Streaming content on these illegal IPTV services can lead to several issues. So, set up and use a VPN on your Android TV. VPN hides your online identity and allows you to watch IPTV videos anonymously.

How to Download IPTV on Android TV

1. Power ON your Android TV and go to the Home tab. Next, hit the Google Play Store to launch it.

Open Play Store on Android TV

2. Tap the Search icon at the top and type the name of any IPTV player. Some of the popular IPTV players available on the Play Store are listed below.

3. Select the IPTV app from the search results.

4. Click Install to download the app on Android TV.

5. Get back to the home screen and launch the IPTV app from the Apps section.

6. Add the login details of your IPTV Provider on the app and watch the live TV channels on your Android TV.

How to Sideload IPTV on Android TV

If your Android TV doesn’t have a pre-installed Google Play Store App, you can follow these steps to install IPTV on your TV.

Install IPTV Apps on Android TV Via USB Drive

1. Open a web browser on your Windows or Mac.

2. Download the GSE SMART IPTV APK file from a trusted third-party website like Apkmirror, Apkpure, etc.

Install GSE SMART IPTV on Android TV

3. Once the file is downloaded, connect a USB drive to your PC and transfer the APK file to the USB drive.

4. Connect the USB drive to the HDMI port of your TV.

Connect a USB drive

5. Turn ON your Android TV and navigate to Settings.

6. Tap Device Preferences and select the option Security & Restrictions.

7. Locate the option Unknown Sources and enable it.

Enable Unknown Sources

8. Now, navigate to the USB drive section on your TV and tap the APK file.

9. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the app on your Android TV.

Sideload IPTV on Android TV using Downloader

1. Navigate to the Play Store and install the Downloader app on your Android TV.

Install Downloader

2. Then, enable the Unknown Sources option on your Android TV.

3. Launch the Downloader app and navigate to the Home tab.

4. Enter the GSE Smart IPTV APK link in the URL box and hit the Go button.

Enter the IPTV APK link to install IPTV on Android TV

5. Wait for the APK to download.

6. Once downloaded, tap Install on the pop-up menu.

7. After installation, launch the GSE Smart IPTV app on your Android TV and add the IPTV credentials offered by your provider to stream IPTV videos.

How to Setup GSE Smart IPTV on Android TV

The IPTV setup procedure may vary for different IPTV players. Let’s look at the steps to add the M3U link on GSE Smart IPTV.

1. Launch the GSE Smart IPTV app and grant access to the required permissions.

2. Tap the Hamburger icon displayed at the top-left.

3. From the side menu, locate and select Remote Playlists.

Tap Remote Playlists

4. Tap the Plus icon at the bottom right.

Click + Icon

5. Select the option Add M3U URL and enter the M3U link of your IPTV provider.

Select Add M3U URL

6. After entering those details, tap Add and wait for the content to load.

Enter Playlist name and M3U URL

7. Once loaded, play any content on the GSE Smart IPTV player and stream it on your TV.

Note: You can also add the Xtream codes of your IPTV provider on GSE Smart IPTV by selecting the option Xtream-Codes API.

How to Cast GSE Smart IPTV on Android TV

Most Android TVs have in-built Chromecast support. If your TV doesn’t support casting, connect and set up a Chromecast with your Android TV.

1. Connect your Android TV and Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Install the GSE Smart IPTV on your Android mobile from an APK website.

3. Launch the application and follow the on-screen procedures to add the M3U link of your service provider.

4. Once added, hit the Cast icon at the top and tap your Android TV to cast the app.

Click the Cast icon

5. Now, play your favorite live TV channel and watch it on a big screen.

If the IPTV Player you use lacks cast support, go to the Notification Panel on your Android mobile and tap the Cast icon. Then, select your Android TV to mirror the Android phone screen. After mirroring the screen, play any content on the IPTV Player app and watch it on your Android TV.

How to Fix IPTV Not Working on Android TV

There are several reasons for the IPTV app not working on your Android TV. Some of the primary reasons and solutions for the problem are discussed below.


  • Incorrect Login Credentials or Invalid M3U Playlists File or Link.
  • Poor Internet Connection.
  • Outdated IPTV Player.
  • Geo-restrictions.
  • IPTV Provider Subscription Expiration.


  • Enter the correct login credentials or contact the IPTV Provider if the M3U link or login details are invalid.
  • Connect the Android TV to a strong Internet connection.
  • Update the IPTV Player on your TV.
  • Update Android TV OS firmware to the latest version.
  • Use a VPN on your Android TV to unblock geo-restrictions.
  • Renew the IPTV Provider’s subscription if it is expired.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I get an IPTV on an Android TV Box?

Yes, you can get IPTV on Mi TV Box or any other Android TV Box. The procedure is almost the same for all Android-based devices.

2. How to get IPTV on Android TV?

You can install the IPTV Player apps on your TV from the Google Play Store.

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