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.

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ACE IPTV
Necro IPTV
Magic IPTV
Set TV
Superior IPTV
IPGuys (Apollo)
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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.

Finally, we are currently putting a new provider through the paces and the initial impression is fantastic: Epicstreams from Ultraboxhost. We will update this post once we have gathered all the information. But, with the some of the best HD streams we have ever seen, a huge VoD library, reliable EPG and stutter-free video, we are confident that Epicstream will take one of the top spots.

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.

Read our full review and leave your own rating!

Available on MAG 254, Roku TV, Kodi Box

Necro IPTV - Best Provider for Simultaneous Streaming from Two Devices

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.

Necro IPTV Packages Review

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Available on MAG 254, Roku TV, Kodi Box

Superior IPTV - Best IPTV Service Provider for Stable HD Sports Streaming

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. However, the selection of movies is still limited. But Superior has been adding titles at a staggering pace. So, expect a steady flow of new and classic movie titles to watch.

Apart from this, 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.

Available on MAG 254, 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

2017 DREAMLINK T1 PLUS 4K Android TV Box Streaming Media Receiver w/ PVR Recording Feature
MAG 256W1 IPTV 4K HD STB Set-Top-Box with 150 Mbps buit-in WiFi, Original MAG256W1 by INFOMIR, US Stock, Box only No Subscription
Mag 254 with WiFi stick
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2017 DREAMLINK T1 PLUS 4K Android TV Box Streaming Media Receiver w/ PVR Recording Feature
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4K
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Ethernet, WiFi
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MAG 256W1 IPTV 4K HD STB Set-Top-Box with 150 Mbps buit-in WiFi, Original MAG256W1 by INFOMIR, US Stock, Box only No Subscription
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Mag 254 with WiFi stick
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Recommended Roku Devices for IPTV

Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi (Certified Refurbished)
Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
Roku Premiere+ - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR
Roku Ultra | 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR, Enhanced Remote with Voice Search and Headphones, Remote Finder, USB Port, Dual-Band Wifi, Ethernet, and Dolby Audio (Certified Refurbished)
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MicroSD, HDR, Remote Finder, Gaming Buttons, USB, Dolby Audio
Roku Streaming Stick (3600R) | Portable HD Streaming Player, Quad-Core Processor, Dual-Band Wi-Fi (Certified Refurbished)
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Roku Premiere - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player
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Roku Premiere+ - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR
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Roku Ultra | 4K UHD Streaming Media Player with HDR, Enhanced Remote with Voice Search and Headphones, Remote Finder, USB Port, Dual-Band Wifi, Ethernet, and Dolby Audio (Certified Refurbished)
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Recommended Kodi Android Boxes for IPTV

MINIX NEO U1, 64-bit Quad-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/XBMC/KODI]
Henscoqi MXQ PRO 4K Android TV Box Quad Core Amlogic Set Top Box WiFi 1G 8G Memory
EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 TV Box Amlogic S912 Octa-Core CPU 2GB RAM 16GB ROM (Backlight Wireless Keyboard Included)
Android TV Box, ANEWISH M8S 2GB +16GB Smart TV Box with BT 4.0 Logic S905 Quad-core CPU/Support 4K(60Hz) Full HD/H.265/Dual WiFi Mini PC
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Amlogic S912
Amlogic S812
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SD Card Reader, Pre-installed Kodi
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MINIX NEO U1, 64-bit Quad-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/XBMC/KODI]
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Amlogic S905
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4K
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Henscoqi MXQ PRO 4K Android TV Box Quad Core Amlogic Set Top Box WiFi 1G 8G Memory
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Amlogic S905x
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4K
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1GB / 8GB
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Android 6.0
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Pre-loaded Kodi
EVANPO T95Z PLUS Android 7.1 TV Box Amlogic S912 Octa-Core CPU 2GB RAM 16GB ROM (Backlight Wireless Keyboard Included)
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Amlogic S912
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4K
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2GB / 16GB
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Android 6.0.1
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SD Card Reader, Pre-installed Kodi
Android TV Box, ANEWISH M8S 2GB +16GB Smart TV Box with BT 4.0 Logic S905 Quad-core CPU/Support 4K(60Hz) Full HD/H.265/Dual WiFi Mini PC
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Amlogic S812
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Full HD
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2GB / 8GB
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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 2017-12-15 at 18:54 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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