What IPTV service is best?

cavedog

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90% of channels on my side not working, e.g. SA ones. No support. Zero response from them.
Ironically as I posted yesterday at around 21:32 UK and USA channels died.

Will see if they are back today.
 

enerdude

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All seem to be working today.
I have had free access to torrentday iptv for 2 days now and the SA channels is not stable at all. Some like m-net and kyknet was down for almost a day and when it came back half the channels buffer constantly. Also the sport channels is not FHD as marked in the list, only HD. Wont be paying for these anytime soon
 

Valgov

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Tested the below on paid accounts

Line - 20mb Fibre
Samsung Smart tv
Kodi on Pi3
VLC on laptop

Hydro Service 1
Support: Fast replies , even on new years eve, they were still responding to queries
Service- Limited channels to UK/US, channels are FHD, HD, SD. Service is very stable and the quality is good
Sports - good selection for soccer and American sport
Movies - Normal categories but takes time to browse

Devices-
Samsung Smart -EPG doesn't work well Samsung tv, thinks its the SmartIPtv app. Movies play well
Kodi - works well with all content
VLC - works well with all content


Memorial IPTV
Support: Support is not existant
Service- Lots of channels by country, a lot don't work. Service is not that stable, cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, quality is lacking even on the FHD
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG linmited . Movies sometimes don't play at all
Kodi - doesn't work on Kodi , gets stuck on IPTV manager loading
VLC - only channels play


SAStreams
Support: quick
Service- Lots of channels by country, alot dont work. Service is not that stable,cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, buffers a lot
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG works . Movies sometimes dont play at all
Kodi - didnt attempt
VLC - didnt attempt


Sticking to Hydro for now, will test service 2 next month
 

enerdude

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Tested the below on paid accounts

Line - 20mb Fibre
Samsung Smart tv
Kodi on Pi3
VLC on laptop

Hydro Service 1
Support: Fast replies , even on new years eve, they were still responding to queries
Service- Limited channels to UK/US, channels are FHD, HD, SD. Service is very stable and the quality is good
Sports - good selection for soccer and American sport
Movies - Normal categories but takes time to browse

Devices-
Samsung Smart -EPG doesn't work well Samsung tv, thinks its the SmartIPtv app. Movies play well
Kodi - works well with all content
VLC - works well with all content


Memorial IPTV
Support: Support is not existant
Service- Lots of channels by country, a lot don't work. Service is not that stable, cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, quality is lacking even on the FHD
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG linmited . Movies sometimes don't play at all
Kodi - doesn't work on Kodi , gets stuck on IPTV manager loading
VLC - only channels play


SAStreams
Support: quick
Service- Lots of channels by country, alot dont work. Service is not that stable,cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, buffers a lot
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG works . Movies sometimes dont play at all
Kodi - didnt attempt
VLC - didnt attempt


Sticking to Hydro for now, will test service 2 next month
Confirms my experience with hydrohosting. Been with them for 2 years with around 95% uptime.
Tried torrentday / memorial iptv for their SA channel offering and the 2 days I was using it some SA channels went off for hours on end.

My experience with hydrohosting service 2 was not too bad but compared to service 1 over a month's period, service 1 had less downtime.
 

Christo4

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Also using SmartIptv app on 3/4 year old Samsung Smart TV.
Hydro 1 EPG is not an issue. Give it a sec or 2 to populate and it is good to go.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Tested the below on paid accounts

Line - 20mb Fibre
Samsung Smart tv
Kodi on Pi3
VLC on laptop

Hydro Service 1
Support: Fast replies , even on new years eve, they were still responding to queries
Service- Limited channels to UK/US, channels are FHD, HD, SD. Service is very stable and the quality is good
Sports - good selection for soccer and American sport
Movies - Normal categories but takes time to browse

Devices-
Samsung Smart -EPG doesn't work well Samsung tv, thinks its the SmartIPtv app. Movies play well
Kodi - works well with all content
VLC - works well with all content


Memorial IPTV
Support: Support is not existant
Service- Lots of channels by country, a lot don't work. Service is not that stable, cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, quality is lacking even on the FHD
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG linmited . Movies sometimes don't play at all
Kodi - doesn't work on Kodi , gets stuck on IPTV manager loading
VLC - only channels play


SAStreams
Support: quick
Service- Lots of channels by country, alot dont work. Service is not that stable,cuts out regularly
Sports - Lots of sports channels, buffers a lot
Movies - Lots of movies

Devices- EPG works . Movies sometimes dont play at all
Kodi - didnt attempt
VLC - didnt attempt


Sticking to Hydro for now, will test service 2 next month
Much appreciated - thanks
 

scud

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If you battling with the broken undersea cable : buffering I got IPTV flying with Cloudflare warp on laptop - and it’s free
 

scud

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Cloudflare warp wot's dat ... :)
its a free vpn ,
right now with the WACS cable down, and depending on your ISP, you can improve your traffic.
if you're on Webafrica or Afrihost it'll defiantly speed up IPTV until they fix the cable

on phones there is a Cloudflare WARP VPN app which is free

on windows , you can follow this guide, it's actually only takes 10 mins to do
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudFlare/comments/drwh3d
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Okay, Googled, and these folks talk about mobile mostly. Where does desktops, routers and Android TV boxes fit in. Or must I Google a lot more?
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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its a free vpn ,
right now with the WACS cable down, and depending on your ISP, you can improve your traffic.
if you're on Webafrica or Afrihost it'll defiantly speed up IPTV until they fix the cable

on phones there is a Cloudflare WARP VPN app which is free

on windows , you can follow this guide, it's actually only takes 10 mins to do
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudFlare/comments/drwh3d
Hmmm ... , that answers the desktop part nicely.

Seems, if I understand correctly, that this should be doable on a Android TV box directly. Will need some thought and application. Might well be worth checking how one can connect via a MikroTik or Tomato box.
 

scud

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try more here, works on Desktop but not sure about android boxes, but there could be an android app ?
 

bob robinson

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its a free vpn ,
right now with the WACS cable down, and depending on your ISP, you can improve your traffic.
if you're on Webafrica or Afrihost it'll defiantly speed up IPTV until they fix the cable

on phones there is a Cloudflare WARP VPN app which is free

on windows , you can follow this guide, it's actually only takes 10 mins to do
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudFlare/comments/drwh3d
WACS cable seems to be fixed as my iptv is working 100%.Had not been working for 2 days as you could not even watch anything for more than 5-10 seconds even on SD.Now seems better than before it was broken.
 

cavedog

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WACS cable seems to be fixed as my iptv is working 100%.Had not been working for 2 days as you could not even watch anything for more than 5-10 seconds even on SD.Now seems better than before it was broken.
Certain IPTV poviders push the stream through a CDN like Cloudflare. From my testing iptv.memorial pushes all the streams through cloudflare.
 
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