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.
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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.
Epicstream is one of the most trusted IPTV streaming services currently on the market. And for a good reason. The streams are some of the highest quality with many channels available in Full HD and 60 frames per second. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many notable IPTV providers get their streams directly from Epicstream.
This service does not sell directly to customers. Luckily, Boss TV stepped in to bring you the power of Epicstream in three conveniently bundled packages. Just to be clear, the price is the same on all three, and they all give you access to their sizeable Video on demand section as well.
The reason Boss TV bundled channels in three subscriptions is to not clutter your Electronic Program Guide with channels from countries you would never watch. So, while you can subscribe to over a thousand channels at the same price as the Plus package with “only” 500, chances are that you won’t need the extra content if you are only looking for English TV.
The Plus package contains around 600 premium English TV channels, including 150 Sports networks and numerous 1080p and 60fps streams! The Premium package adds 450 Middle East, France and Germany TV stations. Finally, Max adds another 800 channels from several other countries that are provided on a best effort basis.
The VoD section should have something for everyone. Currently, there are around 400 TV shows and well over 100 movies to choose from.
The quality and reliability are what drives many users to this service. And more importantly, what keeps them from switching to another service. Nothing is more annoying than trying to stream your favorite TV show or sports event, and the stream is constantly buffering. Epicstream gives you a cable TV experience like no other IPTV provider out there.
Also, the Electronic Program Guide is as reliable as the streams themselves. This makes it easy to pick from the hundreds of channels.
At 152 USD a year, Epicstream certainly isn’t the cheapest service. But, you get what you pay for. And that is a whole lot in this case. With the some of the best HD streams we have ever seen, a solid VoD library, reliable EPG and stutter-free video, we are confident that Epicstream will be a great choice for most users.
Vader Streams or simply Vader has almost become a household name in IPTV streaming. They run a fairly sophisticated service with highly customized web streaming service, Kodi add-on and a highly reliable streaming service. Vader IPTV can be bought from a number of sellers on the internet. We can vouch for IP2Box, whose service we have been using for many months now without any issues.
So what makes Vaders so special? For a start, you can use the service with 5 different devices at the same time! Most other providers charge you extra per additional line. Here, you get 5 for the price of 1. The yearly subscription costs 125 USD and gives you access to live TV and VoD content.
The live channel lineup is fairly impressive with the usual English TV coverage as well as numerous international channels from Philippines to Middle East, Scandinavia, and everything between.
What is even more impressive is the Video on Demand section, covering over 2500 movies and 300 TV series. However, what sets Vaders apart from any other service is their Matchcenter. This is their own curated list of live sports events with multiple channels linked per sports event.
Last but not least, Vaders also has catch-up on most US channels for up to three days, allowing you to watch any content you may have missed.
As you can tell, Vaders is no joke when it comes to features. Luckily, neither is the quality and reliability of the service. They have been around for quite some time now and know how to run an IPTV service. Give Vaders by IP2Box a chance, you won´t be disappointed.
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.
Want to watch your team’s game while your significant other’s TV show is airing? Fear not, with Insight IPTV, you can access all content from two devices, at the same time. What is usually a paid option on other providers comes included with your standard Insight subscription.
Insight IPTV recently launched their service with an impressive channel lineup and video-on-demand library. All their content comes only in HD! They make sure they can deliver all of this content as reliably as possible, thanks to multiple off-shore servers and advanced load balancing. This ensures smooth and stable streams and fast channel switching.
Their attention to quality also shows on their EPG. The Electronic Program Guide is available for all the popular channels they stream. No more guessing when switching channels, find the right program for you at the push of a button.
And an EPG you will need! Over 1500 channels including VOD are available. The live TV channels are predominantly English with some content from non-English countries, mostly Germany, Middle East and Turkey.
Best of all, a yearly subscription is only around 75 USD! Considering the quality and features of the service, it’s an absolute steal. This is also one of the few providers to allow you to pay with Bitcoin. Last but not least, Insight IPTV provides easy access to trials for evaluating their product.
Gears IPTV (from IPTVology) is a hugely popular streaming service that provides access to well over 450 channels, mostly from the US with some extra regional coverage. The UK and CA offering is very thin, so don’t pick Gears if this is important to you. It has a strong offering of sports channels, giving you access to your favorite teams from all kinds of leagues, including NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and many more.
Picture quality is not as great as some of the other IPTV services, but it certainly isn’t bad either. Most feeds are in HD, with the occasional SD quality stream from time to time. But what Gears lacks in picture quality, it makes up for when it comes to stream stability. In our experience, reliability is unrivaled with server crashes and downtime almost non-existent and channels only rarely buffering. This is especially noticeable when watching popular PPVs, like UFC, where Gears performs flawlessly.
Unlike any other IPTV provider, Gears uses a third-party electronic program guide called Mayfair Pro. This EPG requires a separate paid account. However, IPTVology gives you full access to Mayfair Pro when you purchase Gears through them. Even if you had to pay extra, Mayfair Pro would be worth the cost. It is hands down the best EPG of any IPTV service on the market. The apk loads quickly, scrolling speed is great, program accuracy is second to none and the visual appearance is fantastic. Thanks to Mayfair Pro, Gears is probably the most user-friendly IPTV experience you can get on your Android device.
Paired with Mayfair Guide at no extra cost, IPTVology offers one of the best packages on the market. This does come at a price, though. $17.50 per month certainly is not cheap. However, many customers are willing to pay that premium price for the premium service they receive in return.
Setting up Gears is about as easy as it gets. You can either install to Kodi or install the provided Android apps. The only thing left to do is provide your username and password for both Gears as well as Mayfair Guide, and you are ready to go.
One downside of Gears is the absence of VOD. There is no on-demand content, which may be an issue for some. However, if reliable IPTV streaming with the best EPG is your main focus, then definitely give Gears a try!
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:
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 Dreamlink T2 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 (Review) or 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 2018-07-18 at 21:48 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API