IPTV

Yes I can handle computers, but not as tech as many. Have heard a small amount about IPTV. Can someone put me wise. What is it, is it safe, is it (generally) legal. Am thinking footie to my laptop.

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  • Neil_Jones
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    spurdog1 said:
    Yes I can handle computers, but not as tech as many. Have heard a small amount about IPTV. Can someone put me wise. What is it, is it safe, is it (generally) legal. Am thinking footie to my laptop.
    Its basically a variation on streaming is what it boils down to.
    Streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Disney+ are streaming services.  The only real difference between IPTV and these services is that you pick, I dunno, Shrek 2 from Disney+ and it plays it.  IPTV is probably closer to the live stream implementation on the iPlayer, except its wrapped in iPlayer packaging.
  • spurdog1
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    thanks Neil. Sooogle may be good, but the website they show may be bad.
  • spurdog1
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    Further info please. I seem to have made some wrong turnings.

    Firstly as I understand it with IPTV there are at least two choices. With a box, or with an app on your computer.
    2 months ago was approached by what I could tell IPTV Smarters pro. They offered football for premiership, and "IFollow" matches.

    I downloaded the app and had two free matches. So happy I paid £30.00 for three months. The first four weeks were fine, and then the app wouldn't work. Then i noticed my contact had "gone".

    Please rest assured I got my moneys worth, but cannot see any further football. A few emails to what pertains to be "IPTV smarter pro", have gone unanswered. This suggests to me the link may have been via a "third party", who just cleverly played piggy back. The bank details are different.

    Am i inadvertently being hoodwinked "in all innocence", or have the company changed details? It's not so easy online to know if what shows is genuine.

    I note Google play reportedly have stopped supporting their app, since their existence. If possible i would like to continue with IPTV, but only legally.

    Any feedback appreciated.
  • Neil_Jones
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    As a general rule if it involving streaming live football and it wasn't from a proper channel/outlet, it was almost certainly an illegal rebroadcast and they just got caught.
  • spurdog1
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    Oops, thanks for the feedback Neil, appreciate it. So where are the good guys of IPTV that i gather are out there?
  • iniltous
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    edited 30 April 2022 at 9:32AM
    Not sure what you mean by good guys , there are streaming service providers that you pay for the content that they have the rights to show ( Disney, Netflix etc ) and pirates that ‘steal’ others content and  sell it , but ultimately it’s a gamble for anyone going down this route, irrespective of charges per month or one off lump sum , getting content this way comes without a guarantee, you obviously have no consumer rights etc, someone could get flawless service , someone else could pay ££’s and it works for 5 minutes , the  rights holder and ISP’s obviously are going to try to disrupt piracy 
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