Have you ever met this situation: When turning on the TV at home or hotel, you can’t find your favorite station in the channel list or the signal quality is so poor? How can you solve this problem? Nothing simpler if you have one computer, the solution is at hand.
In this guide, in fact, I’ll show you how to watch IPTV on PC to enjoy TV channels over the Internet. Don’t know what an IPTV is? I will dedicate a few lines to explain it to you. However, I need to warn you that this technology is often abused for watching paid channels for free: This practice is prohibited and condemned by law with severe penalties, so I do not recommend you to use IPTV for such purposes. So, use it only to watch free TV channels.
What is IPTV and what’s the use of it?
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television and is a technology used to distribute video signals over the Internet and allows us to watch television through our computer. The technology takes advantage of the TCP/IP protocol to transmit video in real time (or almost), so that we can watch television channels from our mobile phones, tablets or computers.
Also you need to prepare IPTV playlists if you want to watch IPTV on computer. How to get it? The easiest way is to find a vast number of IPTV URL. Luckily, many websites have provided a ready-made IPTV link list for you to choose from, just Google it and you’ll come to the place.
Once we know what IPTV is, we review the best IPTV applications for Windows that will allow you to watch television content on your computer. The main advantage is that the content is transmitted with the highest possible quality, and you can directly enjoy personalized TV services.
Full tutorials: How to enjoy free IPTV streaming with 5KPlayer
If you have found the URL of the desired M3U / M3U8 playlists of IPTV, you can enter it directly into 5KPlayer to stream quickly and smoothly. It is an HLS based media player which supports smooth playback of IPTV streams with the highest resolution, best frame rate and the lowest possible latency.
- Step 1. Download and install 5KPlayer from the link above, then launch it on your Windows/Mac.
- Step 2. Click the “Live” button in 5KPlayer main user interface to enter the playback window.
- Step 3. Enter the URL .m3u8 or .m3u URL (for example: /index.m3u8) in the box and press “Play” to start watching IPTV.
What else can we do with 5Kplayer
Edit videos easily and quickly
5KPlayer also lets you edit videos very quickly and easily. Considering that this media player isn’t actually a video editing program, you have a surprising number of options to choose from and it’s actually really easy to use. Cut, edit videos, load subtitles, edit speed or color composition, are all no problem with 5KPlayer.
Download online videos from any site
We often need to watch videos from streaming websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo or Facebook and want to download favorite movies sometime. But it is one confusing thing to do. With 5KPlayer’s Downloader feature, you can easily download any video from 300+ websites.
Mirror screen via DLA & Airplay tech
Digital Living Network Alliance or often DLNA for short, is a feature that allows us to play videos and music on our smartphone to enjoy them on other devices such as laptops or PCs while both devices are still on the same network. Airplay is a wireless technology that allows other devices to connect to Apple devices like iPhone and MacBook.
5KPlayer allows you to use these two functions for your files, so you can, for example, easily mirror a video from your smartphone screen to your computer, smart TV, or even game consoles without cumbersome cloud links or additional apps.
Support almost all video & audio format
5KPlayer easily handles the sorting and playback of videos in almost every format imaginable. It supports almost all media formats like MKV, FLV, MP4, MP3, AAC, etc. So you don’t have to worry about your files (video or music files) not being played by 5KPlayer.
Features of 5KPlayer are more than what is listed above. It’s one of those free apps that even give the paid apps a price. If you are looking for video software, you should try 5KPlayer. It’s so intuitive to use that it’s really fun to discover the different features yourself.
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