IPTV help for a dummy

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Hi all

Ok, so I need some help to get IPTV running on my TV.I'm a complete idiots when it comes to this as I haven't really been following the TV trends since I haven't had a TV for many years until Saturday :p

How do I go about getting IPTV running? What would I need.

Basically, I would like to be able to watch TV (series, movies and documentaries) using my LG Smart TV (47LA6210) and my internet connection.

I've tried Unotelly, but I cannot change the country on my TV to anything outside Africa :( So I guess the next step would be a device of some sort like an DriodTV or XBMC box? Which would be best.

Ultimately I would like have access to movies, series, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel and other documentary channels as such.

Thanks :)
 

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Hi all

Ok, so I need some help to get IPTV running on my TV.I'm a complete idiots when it comes to this as I haven't really been following the TV trends since I haven't had a TV for many years until Saturday :p

How do I go about getting IPTV running? What would I need.

Basically, I would like to be able to watch TV (series, movies and documentaries) using my LG Smart TV (47LA6210) and my internet connection.

I've tried Unotelly, but I cannot change the country on my TV to anything outside Africa :( So I guess the next step would be a device of some sort like an DriodTV or XBMC box? Which would be best.

Ultimately I would like have access to movies, series, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel and other documentary channels as such.

Thanks :)
LG TVs don't let you change the region.

For someone that's a complete noob and just wants something that works in 5min:

http://www.takealot.com/tv-audio-video/wd-tv-live-streaming-media-player-no-hard-drive,10832354
 

SL1v3R

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The WD TV Live is good for your plug n play needs but doesn't really feature in reviews when compared to other streaming boxes like the Roku 3, Apple TV, Chromecast, DROID TV and now the Amazon Fire TV which is considered the next big thing.
 

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Actually looking at trying out Futubox if I can get it installed on my TV. If not I'll look into getting DriodTV. WD TV sounds more like a media center.
 

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Ok so this noob got Futubox running on the LG Smart TV with no extra devices :)

Only mission was creating a playlist of English channels so that I don't have to sift through the non-English ones.

Woot!
 

weelzSA

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Ok so this noob got Futubox running on the LG Smart TV with no extra devices :)

Only mission was creating a playlist of English channels so that I don't have to sift through the non-English ones.

Woot!
Please share how you got this working using the LG Smart TV? Have been thinking of trying this for a while. Also have a LG Smart TV.
 

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Please share how you got this working using the LG Smart TV? Have been thinking of trying this for a while. Also have a LG Smart TV.
Hey

1. Install the app IPTV on your TV (you'll find it in the app store on your TV).

2. Download the playlist at http://futubox.to/programme_bookmarks/play_list.m3u8

3. Go to http://siptv.eu/mylist/ and upload the Playlist (I edited mine to only have English channels) and add your TV's MAC address (if you run the app IPTV, it will give you the MAC address).

4. Once this has been done, switch your TV off and on and if you run IPTV app, you will have the channels available.

You obviously need to subscribe to Futubox :)

Let me know if you need help anywhere with the setup :)
 
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Why not give the Core a try. See http://smartmediaTV.co.za. Its an external device, the size of a deck of playing cards and runs off Linux and Kodi. Its completely setup so you just plug in and go. All movies, tv series, sport and live TV you can ever think of and more - with no monthly subscription. IPTV playlists are maintained regularly so you have access to 1000+ live tv channels at any given time. Playlists are auto updated. Ask for a demo if you not convinced by the site information. Might be a better option than trying to get streaming on your TV.
 
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Why not give the Core a try. See http://smartmediaTV.co.za. Its an external device, the size of a deck of playing cards and runs off Linux and Kodi. Its completely setup so you just plug in and go. All movies, tv series, sport and live TV you can ever think of and more - with no monthly subscription. IPTV playlists are maintained regularly so you have access to 1000+ live tv channels at any given time. Playlists are auto updated. Ask for a demo if you not convinced by the site information. Might be a better option than trying to get streaming on your TV.
Has anybody made use of these guys? I sent them an email about 2 weeks ago and have not had any reply...
 

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