How To Play IPTV on Android TV and Amazon Fire TV devices

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Android TV

Installing the app on Android TV devices

Android TV application version is available in Google Play store.
Follow this link to install the app. If it’s not compatible with your device in Google Play, it means your device is not Android TV.

After you select one of your devices and press Install button, the application icon will appear on the TV home screen automatically.

You can check the list of official certified Android TV devices on the Android TV Guide website. Phones/tablets are not supported.

If you would like to test new features as they appear, you can apply for the Beta test by following the instructions. Turn on your TV (switch to Android TV home screen) and install the app from PC using your Google account by clicking Download it on Google Play link after you apply as a tester on the link provided above.
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Installing the app on Fire TV devices

The application is no longer available in the Amazon Apps store. You can install the application on your Fire TV device by entering apk.siptv.app in the Downloader app or your device’s browser’s URL field. You can also follow this guide to sideload applications on Amazon Fire TV devices.

Check this video guide on how to move the application icon to the Home screen if it is hidden.

If you installed the app from Amazon Apps store before, try installing the app from Purchased items of your Amazon account first, then manually update it with the latest version.

Media playback

Please check Media formats and codecs, supported by Android platform. If your stream doesn’t work in the app directly, it means it is not supported by native Android codecs, so you will have to use external app (check remote control commands below), which does.

Important 1! You need to install one of the media players available in Google Play to play videos in your playlist. Some examples are VLCMX Player etc. You can also use it as an external player for your streams.

Important 2! The Android version of the application is still in very early development stage, so it still doesn’t have all the feature present in the app on other TV platforms. All these features will be added gradually over time.

Loading your own playlist

The application does not include any channels, it is only a tool to watch your IPTV streams.
You can load your own IPTV playlist by following these instructions in the playlist upload section.

Remote Control functions

General remote functions:

  • ОК – show channel list;
    show extra tools (audio, aspect ratio, clock, external player) (press and hold);
    show extra tools in channel menu (groups, favourite, sort) (press and hold);
    run archive with external app (press and hold)
  • P+/P and Arrow buttons – navigate pages, groups and channels
  • UP/UPx2 – show infobar/show programme description in play mode
  • DOWN – channel history in play mode
  • UP/DOWN – change volume (press and hold)
  • LEFT arrow – previous channel (press and hold)
  • RIGHT arrow – EPG (press and hold); EPG in programme information in channel menu
  • Number Keys – direct channel selection
  • “0” – previous channel
  • INFO, INFOx2 – show programme information
  • PREV. CH. – channel history
  • MIC – change video aspect rati; add favourite
  • MENU – EPG (Electronic Programme Guide); change video aspect ratio in archive
    Long press for settings and programme info in channel menu
  • BACK – hide channel list and info; go back to home screen
  • EXIT – exit the app (required to reload playlist)
  • PLAY – resume paused stream; open stream or archive in external player (press and hold)
  • PAUSE – pause stream
  • PLAY_PAUSE – pause/resume/restart stream (press and hold)
    show groups in channel menu (press again to show All channels)
  • STOP – restart stream
  • << – change audio track / subtitles; switch groups in channel menu
  • >> – change video aspect ratio; switch groups in channel menu
  • ⇤ ⇥ – go to top or bottom of the channel list
  • RED – change audio track / subtitles; add favourite
  • GREEN, GUIDE – EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
  • YELLOW – show/hide digital clock
  • BLUE – show settings

NVIDIA Shield Game Controller:

  • A – same as OK on general remote
  • B – same as BACK on general remote
  • X – EPG in Live mode, Groups in channel menu
  • Y – Info in Live mode, Sort in channel menu
  • Start/Options – same as PLAY_PAUSE
  • L1 (Left bumber) – Audio/subtitles in Live mode, Info in channel menu
  • R1 (Right bumber) – Aspect ratio in Live mode, EPG in channel menu

Setting User-agent property

You can try using User-agent property in your playlist if your provider requires it. See examples below.

M3UTXT
Usage
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:0 user-agent=“Star Wars”,My Channel
http://channel.URL

#EXTINF:0,My Channel
http://channel.URL|User-agent=Star Wars
epgCode,Channel Name,http://channel.URL|User-agent=Star Wars
epgCode,Channel Name,http://channel.URL|user-agent:Star Wars
Examples
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:0 user-agent=“Star Wars”,Brodilo TV
http://brodilo.tv/channel.php

#EXTINF:0,Brodilo TV
http://brodilo.tv/channel.php|User-agent=Star Wars
brodilo,Brodilo TV,http://brodilo.tv/channel.php|User-agent=Star Wars
brodilo,Brodilo TV,http://brodilo.tv/channel.php|user-agent:Star Wars

Changelog

2019-11-12 v1.7.2

  • Check last Playlist update time in App settings
  • Sort Favourites
  • Fix for Display Refresh Rate on Fire TV devices
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

2019-07-04 v1.7.1

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

2019-01-07 v1.7

New application settings added:

  • Zapping Type – Black Screen or Freeze Screen. Freeze screen will hold previous stream picture before changing to the new one. Black Screen will put black background before switching to the new stream. Does not seem to work on TVs.
  • Display Refresh Rate (experimental, only if supported by device) – Default / Auto / Device’s frame rates. Auto will switch your Display’s refresh rate to match the stream refresh rate (24fps, 30fps, 60fps etc). You can set manual frame rate too.
  • Reload Playlist On Start – change how frequently you want your playlist updated from URL on each app restart: Auto (every time), Manual (from app only), after 3, 6, 12, 24 hours. This will make your app start faster without re-downloading the playlist. The playlist is reloaded every time you Restart / Reload from app’s settings.
  • Autostart On Boot – Run the application automatically upon device/TV reboot, so you don’t need to launch it manually.
  • Application Update (when update is available) – Update the app version automatically from inside the app.

2018-06-24 v1.6.10

  • Performance improvements

2018-06-15 v1.6.9

  • Added Set Timer functionality
  • Remove favourites from main channel menu
  • External player parental lock fix

2018-06-01 v1.6.8

  • General bug fixes and improvements

2018-04-04 v1.6.7

  • Fix for “0” button on Sony Android TV Nougat (7.0)
  • Fix for some specific types of HLS streams
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

2018-01-17 v1.6.6

  • “Low storage” issue fixed
  • Game controller buttons remapped
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

2017-08-14 v1.6.5

  • RTMP support added
  • Buffer size can be increased to 10 seconds in app’s settings
  • Long press MENU button on Fire TV remote for settings and programme info in channel menu

2017-08-14 v1.6.4

  • Various bug fixes and improvements

2017-07-05 v1.6.3

  • Various bug fixes and improvements

2017-06-05 v1.6.2

  • Added application exit prompt
  • Added external logos support (tvg-logo attribute in M3U playlist)
  • Fixed issues with some stream types

2017-05-17 v1.6.1

  • Fixed issues with some stream types

2017-05-14 v1.6

  • DVB subtitles support added
  • UI performance improvements
  • Various bug fixes

2017-04-03 v1.5.1

  • Parental lock fixed
  • Various bug fixes

2017-03-18 v1.5

  • Channel sorting added
  • GUI performance improvements
  • Fixed GUI size for unsupported Android boxes

2017-02-13 v1.4.4

  • Audio track selection enabled
  • Remote control keys re-assigned

2017-02-08 v1.4.2

  • More audio codec support added

2017-02-07 v1.4

  • Fix Sony Android TVs (XD, SD, ZD series) with Android 6.* firmware
  • User agent support added
  • Set buffer size in App settings
  • Set left/right buttons to change groups in channel menu in App settings
  • Other bug fixes

2016-12-10 v1.3

  • Audio track selection (only if detected by your device)
  • New RED button assignment

2016-11-27 v1.2.3

  • Extra tools in play mode and channel menu (press and hold OK) for remotes with limited buttons
  • Adding Favourites
  • Remote control key reassignment
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