There are numerous IPTV apps out there that allow you to stream IPTV channels on a plethora of different devices. Some are paid while some are available for free, but not every app is the same when it comes to functionality. Some apps are only limited to a specific platform which makes it difficult for people to stream IPTV across different devices as they have to use different apps on each device.
However, those of you who are looking for a solid IPTV player on a bunch of different Smart TV platforms will be glad to know that Smart IPTV, also known as SIPTV is a worthy option. This is one of the oldest running IPTV player apps available on a variety of different platforms.
What is Smart IPTV?
Smart IPTV, commonly known as SIPTV, is an IPTV player with EPG (Electronic Program Guide) that gives you easy access to the IPTV channels that you want. However, as already mentioned on their official website, Smart IPTV does not contain channels, so you will have to add your own via an IPTV service subscription. Some confused souls assume that the app will be loaded with channels right out of the box, but that’s not the case.
What are the supported devices for SIPTV?
SIPTV is not only an Android app, but it’s also available on a bunch of different Smart TV platforms as well. On some platforms, however, you may not be able to find it on the official app stores so you will have to download it through their official website.
How to setup IPTV on Smart TV?
If you are looking to setup SIPTV on Smart TV then you can do so easily. Just bear in mind that the setup solely depends on the type of Smart TV you have. If you have a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen OS, you need to follow different steps to setup SIPTV while LG Smart TV with WebOS requires different installation steps. I’ll cover both for you.
How to Setup SIPTV on Samsung Smart TV?
Unfortunately, Samsung has removed the SIPTV app from the official Samsung Apps Store for unknown reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t install it on your device. The steps are different for Tizen OS TVs and non-Tizen OS TVs.
If you have a Tizen OS Samsung TV, you have to install it through an external USB drive. Just download and extract the Tizen Widget zipped directory from their official website to the root of the USB flash drive. Insert the flash drive to your Samsung TV and the app will automatically show up in the “My Apps” section of the TV. Make sure that the contents of the zip-file are extracted to the root of the flash drive. Once you do that, you can remove the flash drive and the app will still be on your TV.
If you have a Samsung TV that doesn’t run Tizen OS then you will have to download a different file. First of all, download the Orsay Widget file to the root of an external USB drive and insert the flash drive to your TV. The SIPTV app will appear in the Samsung Apps section on your TV. Once the app is available on the TV, you can safely remove the USB drive from the TV.
How to Setup SIPTV on LG Smart TV?
Luckily, the official LG app store still offers SIPTV app for download. So all you have to do is head over to the official LG Apps Store and look for SIPTV app in the Entertainment category. It takes just one click to download and install the app on your LG TV from there. Once installed, you can use SIPTV on your LG Smart TV without any issues at all.