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, Ultrabox 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 Ultrabox 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.
Superior IPTV is our newest addition to the list of reliable IPTV providers. They only recently launched their service, which has pros and cons.
The clear advantage is reliability of the streams. Unlike other IPTV services that have countless subscribers and might have grown to a size where it is hard to keep day-to-day operations running, Superior IPTV has plenty of bandwidth to make sure their customers get the best streaming experience possible. Add to this their quick customer service and compatibility with all popular devices, and you have a provider that can compete with the veterans in the IPTV world.
The channel selection is clearly geared towards an English speaking audience. You get access to several hundred channels from primarily USA, Canada and UK. On top of that, there are a lot of sports channels to make sure you don’t miss your team’s game. The channels are of varying quality, all the way up to HD. All the streams looked surprisingly good and streamed very reliably.
Superior IPTV also has an ever-growing VoD section with plenty of content to keep you entertained. There are lots of TV series to binge watch with complete box sets available for all the popular shows. Also, you get access to the latest blockbuster movies. Superior has been adding titles at a staggering pace. So, expect a steady flow of new and classic movie titles to watch.
A great and recent addition to Superior’s service is a Plex subscription. Plex is a content management and streaming system primarily geared towards private servers. It boasts a look and feel that can easily compete with Netflix, is compatible with virtually any device, and best of all, supports transcoding of content. This means that your video stream is automatically compressed in case your Internet connection can’t cope with the bandwidth requirements of the original file. Similar to how Youtube let’s you choose from 1080p all the way down to 144p, Plex adjusts the video quality to ensure bufferless streaming.
Superior’s Plex subscription gives you access to their whole VoD library in a beautiful interface that runs very smooth. You can subscribe to the yearly plan at 50 USD.
In conclusion, there is nothing wrong with this newcomer. The streaming quality and reliability is stunning. The selection of channels will please any sports fan and those looking for the usual English channels. At 13 USD per month you get a great service that will surely keep you entertained.
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.
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.
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.
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 Necro 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 Necro subscription.
Necro IPTV recently relaunched their service with an improved channel lineup and impressive video-on-demand library. And because they are veterans of the IPTV game, 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 every single channel 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 1300 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 80 USD! Considering the quality and features of the service, it’s an absolute steal. Last but not least, Necro IPTV provides easy access to free trials for evaluating their product.
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 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 (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 2018-02-17 at 07:14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API