Welcome to the frequently asked questions page. Here is a list which will hopefully answer all of your questions, but if it doesn’t then please contact me.
- What is IPTV?
- Why do I need to pay for this?
- Can I watch UK TV for free?
- What internet speeds do I need for IPTV?
- What channels are available?
- If I sign up with an IPTV supplier can I cancel?
What is IPTV?
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television and uses the internet to stream data, rather than a satellite system. IPTV provides VOD (video on demand) rather than having to watch your “standard” TV channels. It also streams “Live” TV and uses packet-switches which can stream media in smaller batches making it more efficient.
Why do I need to pay for this?
The companies that offer this service have to pay for their servers for storage and data collection. They offer a high quality HD Live TV and Catch-up service so these costs have to be paid for somehow. If you want to watch free TV then be prepared for lesser quality due to thousands of other users leeching off the same feed.
Can I watch UK TV for free?
Of course. This is where TV Add-ons is useful. You still need hardware in the form of an Android TV box if you want to watch on your TV screen. TV Addons can be installed on a laptop or handheld device too, thereby omitting the need for additional hardware. Free UK TV is free for a reason. The quality will be affected and may ruin your viewing experience, regardless of your internet speed.
What internet speeds do I need for IPTV?
The IPTV suppliers recommend 3mbps for Standard Definition and 5mbps for High Definition. If you have less than the recommended speeds, the suppliers have a few tricks up their sleeves to improve your viewing quality. Please contact them for assistance. They also have online videos for helping with this.
What channels are available?
The list is too long. Depending on each supplier, these differ. However, the suppliers I recommend on my Live and Catch-Up TV page have over 200 UK channels including Sky Sports (all), Sky Movies (all), Documentaries, Children’s TV, News channels, BT Sports (1 and 2), etc. Most of these also have 7-day Catch-up service with every programme available to watch on-demand for the previous 7 days.
If I sign up with an IPTV supplier can I cancel?
Absolutely. You can cancel at any time. There is no obligation. They also have a free trial so you can check it out over a few days before deciding to subscribe.
Founder of UK TV Services Abroad.