IPTV or Internet Protocol Television is a digital television service that delivers TV channels over the internet. Based on internet protocol technology, it is a perfect replacement for traditional cable services. Moreover, it also costs a lesser price than cable or satellite services. The service provides the much-needed convenience of watching the program whenever and wherever we want. The main advantage of IPTV over cable service is that the media will be stored on the server. Hence you can access your favorite media at any time you want. In this article, we will show how to access and watch IPTV channels on Roku streaming devices.
UPDATE: THE M3U PLAYLIST PLAYER IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE ON ROKU CHANNEL STORE.
Purchase IPTV Subscription
Before installing IPTV Player on your Roku device, it is crucial to purchase an IPTV subscription package to stream the live TV channels. You can find various IPTV providers online. Select the best provider who gives access to stream all the famous live TV channels at an affordable cost.
How to watch IPTV on Roku?
The easiest way to watch IPTV channels on Roku is by using the M3U Playlist Player app. With the help of this app, you can stream all your IPTV channels by simply entering the login credentials of your IPTV subscription.
Step 1: Download and install M3U Playlist Player on Roku.
Step 2: Launch the app and select Go To Channels -> New Playlist.
Step 3: With the help of Roku remote, type the Playlist URL that you received from your IPTV provider.
Step 4: Enter a name for your Playlist and click Save.
Step 5: The application will refresh automatically to load all the IPTV channels.
Step 6: Now, restart the app and select the playlist that you added before.
Step 7: Select and stream the IPTV channel that you want.
How to watch IPTV on Roku? – Alternative Method
Since M3U Playlist Player is not available on Roku Channel Store, you need to rely on other methods to watch IPTV on Roku. For this method, you need to install the GSE SMART IPTV app on your Android device.
Step 1: First of all, install GSE Smart IPTV on your Android device. Launch the app and configure your IPTV login credentials by clicking the ‘+‘ button on the homepage -> ADD M3U URL -> Enter the Name and playlist link -> Click Add.
Step 2: Now, launch your Roku and enable the screen mirroring feature (System -> Screen mirroring (beta) -> select Enable Screen Mirroring).
Step 3: Now, open the Settings page on your Android device.
Step 4: Find and locate the Cast menu.
(NOTE: Make sure that Android device and Roku are connected to the same Wi-Fi network)
Step 5: Open Cast settings, and the device will search for the local devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 6: Select the Roku device where you need to stream the IPTV channel.
Step 7: Accept the permission on the Roku device, and your Android device will be mirrored on the Roku-connected TV.
Step 8: Now, launch GSE SMART IPTV on your Android and play the IPTV channel that you want. The streamed channel will be mirrored on the TV.
By installing IPTV, you can watch movies, TV programs, and live TV on your Roku connected TV. Make sure to select the right provider who streams all the popular channels.
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