Firesticks, Mags, Smart TV’s – What’s the Best IPTV Streaming Device?

Firesticks, Mags, Smart TV’s – What’s the Best IPTV Streaming Device?
IPTV services continue to grow and customers like you, are now spoilt for choice.

With the right subscription, you can have access to so much television, film and sports content that it would take a lifetime to watch it all.

However, with a growing number of providers, comes a growing number of ways you can access IPTV and if you’re new to the scene it can be overwhelming.
There are a variety of IPTV compatible devices that we are going to run through in this article to give you a better understanding of what they are, how they work and which ones are best.

Amazon Fire Stick IPTV
The budget option that competes with the best
The Amazon Fire TV stick is our favourite option and we thought it was the perfect place to start.
Not only is it one of the cheapest options on the market (only £50 when you order from Your PTV Host), it’s also one of the most versatile.

You’ll have instant access to apps like YouTube, HBO, Amazon Videos and Netflix, and you can even install smart IPTV apps like Smarters to access other IPTV services like Your PTV Host.
It has 8GB internal memory which can be upgraded to 200GB if you need it.

Also, it’s important to note that there are two types of Amazon Firestick.
The cheaper option (retailing at £39.99) supports up to 1080p or HD streaming, and the second (retailing at £49.99) supports 4K ultra HD content, so you’ll be able to access the best resolutions available.

If you choose to use an Amazon Fire TV stick, then you’ll be greeted with a well-designed and intuitive user interface with easy navigation and slick voice control to make searching for something to watch even easier. Simply hold the button at the top of the remote and say what you want to appear, easy!
If you’re looking for an affordable way to access a variety of IPTV content, then the Amazon firestick might be for you.

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Mag Box

An old school IPTV streamer
The Mag box is a classic IPTV streamer, it’s a set-top box that connects to your TV and allows you to stream online content.
The user interface is pretty simple and not as glossy as something like the Amazon Fire TV stick; however, it gets the job done.

Some IPTV users prefer to use the MAG box because it is thought to be one of the most powerful streaming devices and is respected for its simplicity, speed and excellent streaming performance.
There are a few different types of MAG boxes with the latest being the 322 which has a 512mb ram and 512mb flash drive.

The setup should be simple and will require you to send the MAC address of the box to your IPTV provider for them to activate your service.
The Mag is a strong alternative to the Fire Stick and Android boxes.

Android Box
What is Android IPTV?
So, you might be wondering – What’s the difference between an Android box and a MAG box?
They both allow you to stream IPTV content to your TV, but the main difference is that Android boxes use Android software whereas MAG boxes use the Stalker Middleware.
We could get really geeky here but let’s leave it at the basics.

Some popular Android boxes are the Nvidia Shield TV, Minix NEO and the Roku Ultra which vary in price from around £120 up to £350.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative you can purchase an Android TV box for just £50 from Your PTV Host.
Just be sure that whichever box you choose meets your streaming needs, for example, if you’ve paid for a 4K TV, you’ll probably want to get a box that can stream 4K.

Like the other devices we have already talked about, an Android box will give you access to a wide range of IPTV content, games and music, making your expensive cable and satellite deal look much less appealing.

IPTV for Laptops, Phones & Tablets
Most people these days have access to a laptop, phone or tablet of some sort. If you do, you already have everything you need to access IPTV services.
First, you need to download an app like MyIPTV Player, VLC Media Player or Bluestacks.
From there you can simply access content by entering your special subscription M3U link that your IPTV provider will give to you and follow their installation steps.
You might have to jump through a few hoops but if you stick to the installation guides you shouldn’t have any problems.

The downside is that you’re limited to the screen size of your device which is probably significantly smaller than your TV.
If you’re streaming from your laptop then an option is to connect to your TV with an HDMI cable, this simply puts what was on your laptop screen onto your bigger TV screen.
Streaming from a laptop, phone or tablet is great for those that don’t want to purchase extra hardware.

Apple TV for Apple Devices
IPTV for mac, iPhone & iPad
The Apple vs Android debate divides the nation, with fans usually sticking to their side. Luckily there are options for Apple fans to access great IPTV content.
The latest Apple TV 4K shows in amazing 4K HDR and has great content from apps like Amazon, Netflix, Disney+, ESPN2 and a whole host of Apple original shows.
It’s priced at the higher end of the market at £179 for 32gb of storage and £199 for 64gb.

To access alternative IPTV services users will have to download apps such as GSE Smart IPTV, Cloud Stream IPTV Player, iPlayTV, IP Television or IPTV Player Pro.
Just make sure you check with your providers which app is compatible with their service and follow their installation guidelines.

Smart TV
Finally, last but not least… well actually maybe least… is Smart TV.
This is definitely an easy option as you will simply have to download apps to your Smart TV and begin streaming IPTV content.
However, compared to the devices above, the streaming power will just not compete, and you may experience unwanted buffering and extending loading time.
That said, it provides the benefit of having everything in one place and doesn’t require additional hardware.

Which devices are supported by Your PTV Host
UK’s Best IPTV service
Hopefully, you now know a little more about the best IPTV compatible devices on the market and have an idea which one would be best for you.
The good news is that Your PTV Host IPTV is compatible with all of the devices listed in this article. So, you will be able to gain access to the best IPTV service on the market, with whatever device you choose.

Here at Your PTV Host, we recommend the Amazon Fire TV stick as the best option.
It’s our number one choice because it’s cheap, easy to use, and supports a lot of great features.

However, whichever device you choose, with a Your PTV Host subscription you will get access to our 24/7 support team who will assist you in setting up your device if you need some help.
We take the stress out of IPTV so all you have to do is enjoy it.

If you want to be sure 100% that our service is compatible with your device, go ahead and write to us in the chat – We’d be more than happy to help.

Why Free IPTV Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Why Free IPTV Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

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we get it… why would you pay for something when you could get it for free, right? Streaming illegal or ‘grey area’ content is on the rise in the UK.
Over 6 million people in the UK have consumed some form of illegal content in the last three months via one of the many illegal ‘free IPTV’ services.

The most common type of illegal streaming is for TV shows and sports fixtures. Over 47% of football fans admit to illegally streaming a match in the past.
But, have you ever heard of the saying ‘nothing good comes for free’?

While it seems like it would be a good idea to stream content for free, it comes with a set of risks that could be a lot more costly than the price of a subscription to a legal and licensed IPTV provider.

In this article we are going to uncover what the free IPTV providers don’t tell you, to keep you safe while you’re streaming your favorite content.

What’s the motive behind free IPTV services?
Free IPTV providers lure viewers in with sayings like ‘full access to unlimited channels’, ‘Full HD every time’, and ‘Hundreds of live sports channels for free’.

Sometimes these claims turn out to be true and sometimes they are completely false.
Even when they are true and you gain access to HD sports channels, it’s important to ask the question, what are the providers getting out of this?

Unfortunately, viruses, malware, fraud, connection hijacks, and personal details theft are very common in the free IPTV world. reported that 1 in 10 people who download illegal free content have been a victim of fraud.
Fraudsters successfully harvest personal data from thousands of people who willingly exchange their details for free television content.

Once they have your details, they can impersonate you online, try and access your bank accounts and much more.

While it is true that not all free IPTV services will be run by fraudsters, it is also true that they don’t invest the same amount of time and money into protecting your data.

So, even if the providers have the best intentions to distribute free content from the kindness of their heart, they are not taking data protection as seriously as legal providers.
This makes them an easy target for online criminals to harvest your data.

Free IPTV could offer a bad viewing experience
One of the biggest downsides to consuming content from a free IPTV provider is there is no guarantee to streaming quality.

While the site may promise ‘HD every time’ often the reality is standard definition (SD) or 480hp at best. What good is that on your 4K TV?!

In addition to grainy screen quality, often free IPTV providers try and earn money through running ads that pop up around your screen while you stream.

As well as being distracting they can slow your devices response time down to a point where the content freezes and lags (not to mention they are sometimes a trap that hides vicious malware and viruses).
Imagine watching your favourite team charging towards the opponent’s goal,

The captain winds up for a shot on goal, and then… enters the buffer icon… 5 minutes later gameplay resumes but you’ve missed the goal of the season.
This happens all too often with free content.

Paying for a subscription to a quality IPTV provider, like YourIPTVHost, will grant you access to unlimited HD content, free from spammy advertisements and with no distractions or interruptions.

Support & troubleshooting – Why should you care?
Free IPTV providers that operate Illegally or in ‘legally grey areas’ often get shut down by the authorities or taken over by hackers, sometimes without any warning.
This could be in the middle of the night or in the middle of an important match or movie.
Whatever time of day, this will leave you, the viewer, with a blank screen with no one to speak to for a solution.

The best-case scenario is that you are going to have to find somewhere else to watch the content you were streaming (quickly if it was a live stream).
The worst-case scenario is the hackers are riding off into the sunset with your personal details.

Most if not all free IPTV providers won’t offer support and troubleshooting, if things go wrong, you’ll be on your own.
You will have no chance of compensation if you have been inconvenienced or worse if your device has been infected with a harmful virus or phishing software.

Access to support and troubleshooting is a huge benefit that you will receive when paying a subscription fee to a quality online television provider.
For example, with any YourIPTVHost subscription, you will receive 24/7 support to solve any issues you might experience while streaming from our platform.
We offer support through the chat box on our website, via email and we even give you a WhatsApp number for speedy responses.
This means that we will quickly hear about any issues, which enables us to start fixing any problems immediately.

Unlike with a free service, we will be able to offer you support to get a live sports match back up and running or tell you why your favourite TV show won’t start streaming.

Final thoughts on free IPTV
Free IPTV is more often than not, too good to be true. Many free content providers make big promises they can’t keep.
Free IPTV users find themselves watching content on a small screen, surrounded by ads, while constantly being interrupted by the buffering symbol.

Finding an IPTV subscription service that suits you will have huge benefits.
You’ll gain access to unlimited HD content, there will be no spammy adverts and there will be around the clock support if anything goes wrong.
And best of all you won’t have to worry about your data getting stolen.

I hope this article has made you think twice about signing up for a free service and informed you about some of the dangers involved.
If you would like to know more about YourIPTVHost and our content packages, head over to our home page [] to find out more.