Thai Expat TV Closed Down So What Are Your Options Now?

By | July 21, 2017

In May 2017 two Brits and one Thai were arrested for providing illegal streams to customers Worldwide including UK. You still have options though.

Their problems probably came from customers streaming their content in the UK. This is the same as accessing these streams through Kodi.

In fact, it doesn’t matter which software you use to access copyrighted material. If it is deemed illegal then that applies to all platforms that share it.

The authorities have a battle on their hands though. There are literally thousands, if not millions of streams out there. Every day I find new ones.

It’s doubtful that they can close down all of them. This article will list a couple of options that you can still use for watching Expat TV in Thailand and elsewhere.

1) UK TV in Thailand with NTV

The Thai Expat TV channels included all live sports from UK, Sky Sports, BT Sport, etc. and you can still get all these channels with various IPTV providers.

One such company is NTV who are based offshore. Their system is still working but it is blocked in the UK. It can be accessed through the following platforms.

  • MAG TV Box
  • Android Device
  • Internet Browser
  • iOS
  • Kodi


Prices start at €14.95 / month which will give you access to 200+ Premium TV Channels including Sky Sports, NFL Network, BT Sport, BEIN Sports, etc.

This package will allow you to access via Internet Browser, Kodi or IPTV App on Android device. With this package you don’t get access to the 14 day catch up service.

The MAG TV box subscriptions start at €29.95 for the same package (English package with 200+ Premium channels) and this gives you access to the catch up service.

The catch up channels include Sky Sports 1 and 2 (at the time of writing). To view all of the catch up channels refer to this other article.

3 Day Free Trial with NTV

NTV offer a 3 day FREE Trial and if you Register with them through the link below you can get a free trial. Just click on the image below and you will see the Register button on their website (top right).



Set Up for NTV after registration

Once you have done that, contact them through their online chat requesting the Free Trial. If you have a MAG TV box, they will then send you set up instructions. Once you have set it up by adding the NTV portal address they will need your MAC address.

The NTV portal must be added first. Once they get your MAC address they will ping you an approval code which will appear on your TV screen.

You have to send that code back to them and they will then approve your 3 day free trial. These set up instructions only apply for the MAG TV box.

If you want to use an Android device you can choose between Kodi or an IPTV app called Matrix TV Browser which can be downloaded from the Play Store. You also need a video streaming player like MX Player.

For full instructions including NTV with Kodi please refer to my other article by clicking here. NTV is installed via the SuperRepo add-on.

Using a MAG TV Box with NTV

Check out my video below, taken in Malaysia.

The MAG TV boxes can be bought from Amazon. They are designed for streaming IPTV and different models exist. You can choose from MAG250, 254 and 256. They now have wireless built-in but the older boxes only had the Ethernet connection.

If you decide to invest in a MAG TV box please keep this in mind. The boxes that include wireless ( as well as Ethernet) are generally suffixed with a “w” like MAG254w for example.

If you don’t live in the UK or USA, you should order the MAG TV box from AliExpress who will deliver Worldwide.




2) Using a Custom Build with Kodi

Please note: I am in no way condoning the use of Kodi for accessing illegal content. I am merely highlighting how you can access this media content.

It is your responsibility to protect yourself against prosecution. One such way to do that is by using a VPN with Kodi. It can also help with bypassing bandwidth throttling which will give you better streaming speeds.


The Kodi Custom Build will automatically install a pre-configured set up which will give you easy access to all of the add-ons featuring premium channels.

A good Kodi Build for this is the Cosmic Saints Build. It’s really easy to install and once it is running it contains everything you will ever need from Kodi.

I recently published an article with set up instructions. Check out option #3 on my article link below for full instructions.

==>Using Cosmic Saints Kodi Build<==

You can use Kodi on literally any device these days including mobile tablets and phones. If you want a better UX and would prefer to watch on your TV then you could use an Android TV box.

There are many to choose from and I could recommend some to you but the easiest thing to do is check out my Top 5 for 2017. To read my reviews for all of the Android TV boxes click here.

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Next month we are giving away a 2 year VPN subscription worth $70!

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Wrap Up

If you are a UK expat living in Thailand and have lost Thai Expat TV recently, I hope this article will go some way to helping you get hooked up again.

Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated. It would be a small way you could help me since all comments help with my rankings.

Please leave all comments below 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Thai Expat TV Closed Down So What Are Your Options Now?

  1. Philip

    Hi Craig,
    You are a real specialist here for people who like to watch TV. Lots of options you offer here.
    For sure one can find the right solution.
    Great post

    1. Craig Post author

      Hi Phil,
      Thanks for the kind words. All comments are appreciated. When I started using IPTV it certainly improved my viewing! There’s a lot of different options though and if you are on a budget you can also find a solution.
      Cheers, Craig

  2. John

    Interesting post, very useful for those who are having trouble accessing the feeds. Great information about creating a Virtual Private Network, a lot of people might not have thought about the service providers seeing what you are streaming, which could end up being a problem. Do you have any information on creating a VPN?

    1. Craig Post author

      Hi John, it’s super easy to use a VPN it’s really just a case of signing up and installing the software from the Play Store. Once you are connected you can use it with Kodi to protect your anonymity and in some cases it can also free up any bandwidth that some ISPs practice. Thanks for the feedback. Craig.

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