Paying for cable is so old-fashioned. You have to pay a high monthly fee, deal with the company coming to your house, and deal with outages and other problems all the time.
Thanks to IPTV on Roku, though, if you have a Roku, you don’t need a set-top box to watch the best live TV.
This post will tell you everything you need to know about IPTV and how to set it up on your Roku.
What Is IPTV?
Before we talk about how to set up IPTV on Roku, let’s talk about what IPTV is.
IPTV stands for “Internet Protocol Television,” which you may already know. IPTV is an internet service that lets you watch live TV channels and movies. An IPTV service is basically a faster and more flexible way to watch TV when you want to. All IPTV channels come in high-definition (HD), so you’re not giving up any quality at all.
Most of the time, you need a set-top box to use an IPTV service. But if you use Roku to watch IPTV, you can get around that rule.
How to Install IPTV on Roku With a Simple Trick
This tutorial shows you how to set up IPTV on Roku step-by-step. Using a Roku, we have to “sideload” IPTV onto the Roku. Follow the steps below to download the IPTV app file and add it to your Roku streaming device. You will need a computer to do this.
You can also watch IPTV on Roku if you have another IPTV player like TiviMate and cast it to your Roku device. IPTV Smarters is one of the best IPTV Players because it works with hundreds of IPTV services that use a server URL.
So, let’s talk about how to set up IPTV on Roku. I broke the instructions down into four parts so they would be easier to follow:
- Part 1: Setting up Roku’s developer options
- Part Two: Adding the IPTV Smarters channel
- Part 3: Putting the IPTV Smarters package on your computer by downloading it.
- Part 4: Putting IPTV Smarters on Roku
Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it seems. Let’s begin.
Enable Developer Options on Roku
1. Turn on your Roku by switching your TV’s HDMI input to the HDMI port on your Roku.
2. Get your Roku remote and, in this order, press the following buttons: “Home Button,” ” Up Arrow, Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Right Arrow.
3. If you did everything right, the developer options menu will show up on the screen of your Roku TV.
4. Write down the IP address that appears on the screen.
5. Choose “Enable installer and restart” (mine says “Disable” because I’ve already done this).
6. Read the Developer Tools License Agreement, then click “I Agree.”
7. Use the keyboard that appears to create a password for the web server. In a later step, you will need to know the password for your web server.
8. Choose “Set password and restart.”
Part 2: Add IPTV Smarters Channel
1. Go to your computer and use any browser to go to my.roku.com.
2. Type in your Roku account’s username and password, then click “Submit.”
3. After logging in, go to Manage Account and click on Add Channel with a Code.
4. In the box, type iptvsmarters. Make sure you type it exactly the way it looks.
5. Choose “Add Channel” to add the channel to your Roku.
6. When the warning message comes up, click OK.
7. Choose Yes, and add the channel on the next window that comes up.
Part 3: Download IPTV Smarters Package on Your Computer
Now, you need to get the file for IPTV Smarters onto your computer.
1. On your computer, go to this link, and the download should start automatically: https://www.whmcssmarters.com/clients/dl.php?type=d&id=108
Note: This APK is not hosted or distributed by FireStickTricks.com. The link takes you to the site that hosts it.
2. Save the IPTV Smarters package somewhere on your computer that you can get to easily (you’ll need to find this place soon). I will put it on my desktop.
Part 4: Install IPTV Smarters on Roku
1. Open any browser on your computer. In the address bar, type in the IP address that you wrote down earlier from your Roku.
2. A box to sign in will show up. Use the username rokudev. Type in the password you created for the web server in the “Password” field. Click “Sign in” to finish.
3. On the next page, click Upload.
4. Navigate to the place where you saved the IPTV Smarters package (mine was my desktop). Click Open and then choose the folder you just downloaded.
5. Once the file is uploaded, click Install.
6. If this screen comes up, you’ve done it right.
7. Turn your Roku device back on, and IPTV Smarters will be on your TV.
8. Just use your IPTV Smarters information to log in, and you’re in!
Click here to learn how to use IPTV Smarters to watch different IPTV services now that you have it on your Roku device.
Steps to Watch IPTV on Roku Through Screen Mirroring
To use screen mirroring to watch IPTV on your Roku-connected TV, you need to install either IPTV Smarters or Smart IPTV (another IPTV player) on your phone. As soon as you have one of these two players, you can use your device’s cast or mirror feature.
With the cast and mirror features, you can access content on your Roku TV from any IPTV player app-using device on the same Wi-Fi network.
Is IPTV Legal on Roku?
IPTV on Roku is legal, yes. IPTV on Roku is a great way to watch TV shows and HD videos if you’re tired of dealing with traditional cable, paying for different packages, and having a limited overall experience.
But there is a catch to this service. Learning how to watch IPTV on Roku is a great way to watch content without spending a lot of money, but it’s important to know that there are both legal and illegal IPTV services out there. FireStickTricks.com can’t figure out and say for sure which is which. It’s up to you, the user, to find out about them before you try one.
I would recommend that you use a trusted VPN on your router to protect all of your devices, including your Roku. Your data will be encrypted when you use a VPN, so no one will be able to see what you are streaming or looking at online. I use ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and safest VPN you can buy with real money.
Best IPTV Services for Roku (Unverified)
Now, I’m going to talk about the best IPTV on Roku apps that haven’t been tested. In this case, “unverified” means that you may need to sideload apps that aren’t on an app store. But these IPTV services could also be less expensive than traditional TV services.
If an app isn’t in an app store, we also can’t check to see if it has the right licenses and is legal in other ways. So be careful with IPTV services that can’t be verified.
1. Iconic Streams
Iconic Streams lets you watch movies and TV channels in ultra-HD quality on your Roku device. This streaming service has more than 9,000 channels and 110 servers all over the world, which is great for most users because there is probably one near you.
The IPTV app lets you watch live events and VOD (video on demand) content. It also gives you a TV guide so you can look through channels. Please note that this IPTV service doesn’t have any channels with adult content.
Aside from that, each paid plan gives you 6,000 live channels, 3,000 VODs, and an Iconic Streams app that you can use on up to three devices at once. If you need help, you can use the website’s live chat feature for each plan.
2. Yeah! IPTV
All paid plans on Yeah! IPTV works with standard definition, high definition, and full HD channels on a wide range of devices, including your Roku. But if you use more than one connection at the same time, you will have to pay more.
You can get over 6,000 live TV channels and over 6,000 exclusive sports channels through these plans, among other things. The website also has a lot of tutorials on how to install it on a smart TV, Windows PC and Mac, Android, Amazon Fire TV, and other streaming devices.
3. Apollo Group TV
Apollo Group TV is a good IPTV service that gives all of its user’s access to more than 1,000 live channels. On top of that, it lets you try out the platform for free for 10 days before you have to pay for it.
The news, TV shows, movies, sports, and even some pay-per-view channels are all on live channels. You can pay with Bitcoin or a debit or credit card, which is an interesting choice.
You can always get help from Apollo Group TV through its email, Discord, and Telegram channels, so you can always get a problem fixed.
4. SSTV IPTV
SSTV IPTV is a quick choice for many people who want to watch IPTV on Roku. It has more than 8,000 live channels, shows, and movies that you can watch on your TV screen. It now has apps for lots of different devices, so you can watch more than just on your Roku.
But it’s important to know that this platform for media content only accepts Bitcoin and PayPal as payment, so keep that in mind before you start using it.
5. Hypersonic TV
Hypersonic TV is one of the cheaper streaming services, and it has a huge number of live TV channels—more than 7,000. It also lets you watch TV shows from the US, the UK, and Canada, as well as some international sports if that’s your thing.
Hypersonic TV has IPTV content that is in HD, and it also has a full-HD channel. You can try it out for 24 hours for just $1, and a monthly subscription isn’t too expensive either.
Best Legal IPTV Services for Roku
The following list of IPTV apps for Roku is all legal and can be found in the official Roku Channel Store. There is no risk when you download and use these apps on your device.
Let’s talk about the best legal Roku IPTV apps.
1. Sling TV
Sling TV is a very popular IPTV app for Roku. It lets you stream more than 50 channels in full HD. The platform offers two different plans: Sling Blue and Sling Orange. These plans have different channel choices and can be used on different numbers of devices.
Other than the monthly fee, there are no contracts, so you can start and stop the service whenever you want. You can also switch for free between the Blue and Orange plans, or save money by getting both.
Philo is an IPTV service that lets you record as much as you want on your DVR and has more than 60 channels. You can even try out the service for free for seven days and try out a lot of extra features.
Plus, you can stream on up to three devices at once, and each account can have up to ten profiles.
3. YouTube TV
YouTube TV is an IPTV service for your Roku device that costs a lot but works well. It gives you access to a number of professional sports IPTV channels and other content, and it gives you unlimited cloud DVR storage. The IPTV provider has more than 85 channels, all of which are easy to watch on your phone or tablet.
There is no separate app for YouTube TV; you can get to it through the YouTube app in the Roku Channel Store. In the YouTube app’s main menu, there is an option to “Go to YouTube TV.” This is how subscribers can use Roku to access the IPTV service.
Keep in mind that you can only use YouTube TV on up to three devices at once.
People often compare Hulu to Netflix, but Hulu also lets you watch live TV and a lot of sports channels through your ISP. The live TV part of the platform is mostly about sports channels, but it does support more than 75 channels and can store up to 50 hours of cloud DVR.
You can even use the 7-day free trial to see if you like Hulu Live TV before you sign up for it.
5. AT&T TV
AT&T TV is a good IPTV service, but it costs a lot. This IPTV service gives you more than 40,000 things to watch on Roku, but you can only store 20 hours of content on your cloud DVR.
But it’s important to note that AT&T TV comes with a subscription to HBO Max, which is a good addition to the package as a whole.
In this article, I showed you two different ways to watch IPTV on Roku. One way is to use an IPTV service you don’t know much about by connecting it to a Roku IPTV player or mirroring your phone’s screen. Getting a verified IPTV app from the Roku Channel Store is another way. You can watch TV shows, live TV, and other videos with any method, and they are often much cheaper than traditional TV.
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