IPTV (stands for Internet Protocol Television) is one of the digital streaming services which broadcast television programs through the internet. It streams all sort of TV programs, videos and on-demand media contents on your device. IPTV streaming service uses Internet protocol technology to stream media content. Unlike traditional transmission systems like cable or satellite connection, the single subscription of IPTV can be used on multiple TV sets. The main advantage of using IPTV is that, along with streaming the movies and TV shows, the media contents will be stored on the transmitting end of the server. Hence the users can access their favourite media whenever they want.
IPTV offers you more than 6000 channels from all around the world with 38 different countries. As it is a multi-platform service it can support for Android, Mac, iOS, Linux and more. AntenaTV APK for Android. To use all these 6000+ channels on the bigger screens, feel free to follow this simple step-by-step procedure on how to download and setup IPTV on Roku.
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 70% instant discount on a 3-year plan.
UPDATE: M3U Playlist Player has been removed from the Channel Store. You can use the Screen Mirroring feature to watch IPTV on Roku.
How to Install and Setup IPTV on Roku?
Step 1: Connect your Roku device to the TV.
Step 2: Navigate to the Roku Channel Store and search for M3U Playlist Player. If you haven’t downloaded the M3U Playlist player, then download it from the Roku Store.
Step 3: Tap Go to Channels in the M3U Playlist Player.
Step 4: Click the New Playlist option.
Step 5: Enter the M3U URL and Playlist Name that you got from the IPTV provider and tap Save.
Step 6: Wait for some time till the IPTV channels get loaded on your Roku device.
Step 7: Restart your Roku device and open the IPTV app.
Step 8: Select the playlist that you added before. All the subscribed IPTV channels will appear on the screen. Enjoy streaming your favourite live TV channels.
(Note: While selecting the IPTV provider, make sure that the provider offers all sorts of popular channels. Apart from that, you also have to check some other features like EPG support, no buffering, faster streaming, 24/7 support, no contracts and much more.)
Related: Best IPTV Player for Windows
Use Screen Mirroring to watch IPTV on Roku – Alternative Method
For this method, you need to install Smart IPTV app on your Android device. After installing the Smart IPTV, configure your IPTV subscription details to stream the live TV channels.
#1: Launch Roku and enable screen mirroring by navigating to Settings -> System -> Enable Screen mirroring.
#2: Connect Roku and Android device to the same WiFi network.
#3: On your Android mobile, go to the settings app and click the Cast located under the Bluetooth & device connection menu. (You can also use the search bar to find the cast menu).
#4: The Android device will search for the nearby devices that are connected to the same WiFi network.
#5: Select the Roku device where you need to mirror the media.
#6: Press either Accept or Always Accept on the Roku connected TV screen.
#7: Your Android device will appear on the TV screen. Now, launch the Smart IPTV app on your Android device and stream your channel.
#8: The streamed channel will appear on the bigger screens of TV.
After installing IPTV, you can stream nearly 73000 IPTV channels, 9600 VOD HD programs and on-demand contents on your Roku at lower rates. Make sure to purchase the IPTV subscription to access all your
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