Best IPTV Service Providers 2017 Review

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Choosing the best IPTV provider can be a daunting task. Limited independent information is available and many provider’s claims are not easily verified. We, therefore, decided to do the heavy lifting for you and compiled this review and comparison of the biggest players in the IPTV subscription  market. Read our IPTV guide for more information on how to start streaming movies and televisions over the internet.

IPTV Provider
ACE IPTV
Magic IPTV
Set TV
SmoothStreams
IPGuys (via IPRocket Apollo)
Device Compatibility
MAG 254
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Roku TV
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Kodi Box
Channel Selection
International Selection
Stream Quality
Price
Free Trial
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Available Packages
More Info
More Info
More Info
More Info
More Info (Apollo Package)
Overall Rating

Below is a review of each IPTV provider with key features. Please note that these providers may perform differently for different users. Make use of trials and see what works best for your setup. Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom to see our recommendation for compatible set top boxes.

ACE IPTV - Best IPTV Service Provider for English TV

Looking for English channels at a very affordable price? ACE IPTV has you covered. Over 500 channels from the US, UK, and Canada are available for streaming from blazing fast servers. This includes an impressive selection of English and International sports channels, as well as PPV events. At just over 60 USD a year. And best of all, you can use multiple devices at the same time with one subscription (at a small extra charge)!

ACE IPTV Streaming Packages

ACE IPTV also shines when it comes to HD streaming with some of the highest bit rates out there. Additionally, you get access to VOD content (albeit not as impressive as other providers selection) and catch-up TV. This service is about as close to an expensive cable subscription as it gets.

There are about a dozen different ways to use ACE IPTV. For example, they have their own Android App, you can use Kodi or even watch through your browser. Detailed instructions allow you to get started within minutes. And, if you ever run into any issues, their support is quick and very helpful.

Available on MAG 254, Roku TV, Kodi Box

Magic IPTV – Reliable IPTV for International Channels

Magic IPTV has been around forever. And this counts for a lot in the streaming world. The IPTV channel list is impressive. Over 3000 channels from more than 25 countries are at your disposal. Also, you get access to a bunch of VOD content in case you can’t find any decent program running live. However, with channels for Sports, Kids, News, Entertainment etc. you should not have any trouble to find something entertaining.

magic iptv packages

At over 150 USD a year this is definitely one of the pricier IPTV subscriptions but you do get a reliable service with lots of channels.

Available on MAG 254, Roku TV, Kodi Box

Set TV – High-Quality IPTV Provider for US and Adult Content

Everyone knows: First impressions count. And Set TV certainly knows how to make a great first impression. Many Streaming Services look like they are run out of someone’s garage. Set TV, however, feels like they have their office in Silicon Valley. Their website is second to none, with all the information required to make an informed purchase. Also, they provide live Chat and hotline support, so you will never have to wait for support tickets to get answered.

This professionalism in running their business and customer support also applies to their streaming service. The reason for Set TV’s success is quite simple: Focus on the customer and the content they crave. Contrary to some other IPTV providers, Set TV does not try to compete based on the total number of available channels or coverage of every international channel they can get their hands on. Instead, they provide around 500 US channels, at the best quality possible.

On offer are all the premium TV channels you would expect, along with a great selection of live sports and adult content. You also get access to Video on Demand, and lots of it. And, you can access it all with a set-top box or through any browser.

The best part, though, is that you can use the service on three devices. The monthly price of $20 might seem like a lot at first. However, given all the extras that other providers charge extra for (multi-device, adult content), Set TV is actually a very affordable option for those looking for a quality US content provider.

Available on MAG 254, Roku TV, Kodi Box

SmoothStreams - Best IPTV Service Provider for Sports Streaming

If sports channels are what you are looking for, SmoothStreams has you covered. Whether you are looking to stream boxing, football, UFC or the NBA, you will find all you need here. At around 140 USD per year, SmoothStreams certainly isn’t the cheapest option out there. However, that hasn’t stopped this IPTV provider to become the most popular option for sports fans. Smooth video playback and great image quality make this the best IPTV subscription for sports streaming.

SmoothStreams is optimized for Kodi, providing a great add-on to integrate perfectly into your existing media player. Use your Android TV box, Roku, Amazon Fire TV or even Chromecast to watch all the games!

Available on Roku TV, Kodi Box

IPGuys – Best User Feedback (via IPRocket)

We probably didn’t do IPGuys justice with our overall rating. Arguably, this IPTV Service Provider should be ranked number one, certainly in terms of reliability and quality. IPGuys is one name that keeps coming up when asking for the best overall streaming provider. However, they offer fewer channels than our top ranked services (around 1000) and do not support multiple device registrations. Also, at 120 USD a year, it isn’t the cheapest option either. Regardless, if reliability and streaming quality are more important than thousands of channels, this is your best choice for streaming TV.

However, IPGuys does not have a website and is not very accessible to its users. In fact, it is close to impossible to actually find an IPGuys subscription as resellers are not allowed to advertise their source. Luckily, we managed to track a reseller down: IPRocket. Click this link and choose package Apollo to enjoy one of the most reliable IPTV services available.

Available on MAG 254, Kodi Box via STB Emulator

Recommended IPTV Set-Top Boxes

Amazon Rating
-
Resolution
4K
Full HD
Full HD
Connectivity
Ethernet, WiFi
Ethernet, Wifi
Ethernet, Wifi (USB dongle included)
IPTV Stalker Middleware
PVR
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Amazon Rating
Resolution
4K
Connectivity
Ethernet, WiFi
IPTV Stalker Middleware
PVR
Price
Amazon Rating
-
Resolution
Full HD
Connectivity
Ethernet, Wifi
IPTV Stalker Middleware
PVR
Price
-
Amazon Rating
Resolution
Full HD
Connectivity
Ethernet, Wifi (USB dongle included)
IPTV Stalker Middleware
PVR
Price

Recommended Roku Devices for IPTV

Amazon Rating
Resolution
Full HD
4K
4K
4K
Connectivity
Wifi
Wifi
Ethernet, Wifi
Ethernet, Wifi
Other Features
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MicroSD, HDR
MicroSD, HDR, Remote Finder, Gaming Buttons, USB, Dolby Audio
Amazon Rating
Resolution
Full HD
Connectivity
Wifi
Other Features
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Price
-
Amazon Rating
Resolution
4K
Connectivity
Wifi
Other Features
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Price
-
Amazon Rating
Resolution
4K
Connectivity
Ethernet, Wifi
Other Features
MicroSD, HDR
Price
-
Product
Amazon Rating
Resolution
4K
Connectivity
Ethernet, Wifi
Other Features
MicroSD, HDR, Remote Finder, Gaming Buttons, USB, Dolby Audio
Price

Recommended Kodi Android Boxes for IPTV

Amazon Rating
CPU / GPU
Amlogic S905
Amlogic S905x
Amlogic S912
Amlogic S812
Resolution
4K
4K
4K
Full HD
RAM / ROM
2GB / 16GB
1GB / 8GB
2GB / 16GB
2GB / 8GB
OS
Android 5.1.1
Android 6.0
Android 6.0.1
Android 5.1
Other Features
Great Wifi performance
Pre-loaded Kodi
SD Card Reader, Pre-installed Kodi
Pre-loaded Kodi
Product
Amazon Rating
CPU / GPU
Amlogic S905
Resolution
4K
RAM / ROM
2GB / 16GB
OS
Android 5.1.1
Other Features
Great Wifi performance
Price
Product
Amazon Rating
CPU / GPU
Amlogic S905x
Resolution
4K
RAM / ROM
1GB / 8GB
OS
Android 6.0
Other Features
Pre-loaded Kodi
Price
Product
Amazon Rating
CPU / GPU
Amlogic S912
Resolution
4K
RAM / ROM
2GB / 16GB
OS
Android 6.0.1
Other Features
SD Card Reader, Pre-installed Kodi
Price
Product
Amazon Rating
CPU / GPU
Amlogic S812
Resolution
Full HD
RAM / ROM
2GB / 8GB
OS
Android 5.1
Other Features
Pre-loaded Kodi

Conclusion

All of the IPTV services we reviewed provided rock solid streaming performance and reliability. There are two main factors to consider when trying to figure out which one is best for you:

  • Content: Pick the service that provides what you are looking for. Are you primarily looking for live TV content? Is video-on-demand important to you? Ensure that all your favorite TV programs and sports are adequately covered.
  • Price: Once you narrowed down your list of potential services, decide how much you are willing to spend. Decide if the pricier providers have any additional content or benefit you might find interesting. Also, do make use of free trials when available.

Setting up an IPTV service can be a bit of a hassle, and you might run into compatibility issues if you are not careful. We definitely recommend using a MAG 254 to connect to your streaming content to avoid any issues.

There are also fully loaded Android TV boxes providing live TV and VOD if you would rather go for a plug-n-play solution. The SkyStream One (Reviewor Rveal Streaming Media Player (Review), for example, are powerful Android set-top boxes that stream TV out of the box, no configuration required. This might be a good alternative if you are not very tech-savvy. Also, you are paying a one-time fee when purchasing the box to use their streams, so you avoid paying subscription fees for many months.

Last update on 2017-09-23 at 11:14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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