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#254471 13-Aug-2019 15:48
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I have always used Kodi for IPTV streams but am interested in trying other Android options just to see what is out there. A search turns up (too) many possibilities, so I am wondering if I can narrow things somewhat by asking for recommendations. I don't like VLC. I am looking for a TV-like interface that is clean and easy to use from the couch. Ideally, I want to be able to switch between multiple playlists, organise them my way, change the layout, and make recordings.

 

   





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  #2297674 13-Aug-2019 19:33
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I use one called gse iptv. On iOS. Not sure if it has an android version. For iOS it’s on iPad. iPhone and Apple TV




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  #2297677 13-Aug-2019 19:46
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STB Emulator for mac based subscriptions and TiviMate for m3u playlists.


 
 
 
 




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  #2298914 14-Aug-2019 10:19
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Thanks for the tips but these don't do it for me. Still looking.

 

 





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  #2299235 14-Aug-2019 14:18
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Kodi can't handle more than 500 channels, well atleast for me, sometimes when i find an m3u list, i have to cull many stations to make it work, but i give up, I use Monitor, it can load 10k+ channels, its based off vlc3.0 but  easier to use as the playlist don't keep disappearing once u click a channel and uo can keep changing playlist or run many instances of the program if you wish..its not great but it  not java scripted much or affects space  (less than 80mb).. haven't seen anything better which doesn't start eating up ur CPU/RAM..

 




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  #2299260 14-Aug-2019 14:43
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Looking for an Android app.

 

 





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  #2299273 14-Aug-2019 14:56
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davidcole: I use one called gse iptv. On iOS. Not sure if it has an android version. For iOS it’s on iPad. iPhone and Apple TV

 

Here's the play link, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gsetech.smartiptv&hl=en  So yes it does have an android version





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  #2299336 14-Aug-2019 16:01
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All I get are playback errors and ads. It gets a little irritating.

 

 





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  #2299343 14-Aug-2019 16:11
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On android TV? TVirl?

 

 

 

And have read lots of good things about TiviMate




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  #2299353 14-Aug-2019 16:28
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I went through dozens of them today and am a bit groggy from it all so I don't recall specifically what problems I had with which apps, but there was something major with every single one, including TiviMate. My benchmark is Kodi IPTV Simple Client, which works pretty well but has some limitations, such as inflexible layout and inability to record. So I am looking for something that works better than that on Android.

 

The main things I ran into were apps that simply didn't work, or were unstable, or only partly worked, apps that ignore my DNS proxy and VPN and don't work with geo-blocked streams, inflexible layout choices, failure to connect to anything, terrible recording and playback interfaces, and just a plethora of things that didn't work as advertised without a clue as to why. I intend to keep looking but I have had enough for today. So far everything I have tried just makes me grateful that Simple Client works so well.

 

   





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  #2299368 14-Aug-2019 16:52
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Just to add that the best app I have found so far is IPTV Extreme. It has endless configuration options and the kind of flexibility I like. Unfortunately I can't get it to work with any geo-blocked site, even though it allows me to specify my own DNS servers and correctly displays them. I also can't get the recording function to work but haven't looked into that very far yet.

 

 





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  #2299469 14-Aug-2019 21:00
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#1 for me is Perfect Player(free or paid version) & well worth the $$ the paid version. Only real feature it's missing is a record function.

 

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