What is IPTV?

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What is IPTV?

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IPTV is very simple: instead of receiving TV programs as broadcast signals that enter your home from a rooftop antenna, satellite dish, or fiber-optic cable, you get them streamed (downloaded and played almost simultaneously) through your Internet connection. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. This is known as streaming media.
To understand how IPTV is different from traditional TV, let’s compare traditional mode of viewing TV with IPTV.

  • Cable and satellite both function by enabling users to adjust to specific channels within that signal and the fundamental difference is that cable is via a wired connection whereas satellite is wireless till it reaches your house.
  • IPTV uses Internet protocol (IP) based network to deliver TV channels to users’ set-top box. Internet networks differ from cable and satellite by offering content through the same client-server model that renders email, websites, and other Internet-based services. As we will see mentioned further in this blog, IP or Internet Protocol is the language that is used for transferring data packets between computers attached to the internet network.

Unlike cable or satellite where content is broadcast in real time, on a transmit and forget the model, IPTV has the ability to store the programming on servers at transmitting end, allowing users to request the content over the Internet at any time.

IPTV services may be classified into three main groups:

  • Video on demand (VOD): you can select a TV program or movie you want to watch from a wide range, pay your money, and watch it there and then.
  • Live television and live media, with or without related interactivity.
  • Time-shifted media: e.g. catch-up TV (replays a TV show that was broadcast hours or days ago), start-over TV (replays the current TV show from its beginning)

All three forms of IPTV can work either using your computer and an ordinary web browser, through a set-top box to show on your television screen, even on a mobile device like a cell phone or an iPod…  All three can be delivered either over the public Internet or through a managed, private network that works in essentially the same way.

How does IPTV work?

IPTV is much similar like browsing the internet than traditional channel surfing. It merely uses IP (Internet Protocol), a transport protocol which is a delivery mechanism to deliver the videos to the viewer. When the viewer clicks on any TV program or requests the video, video from different sources (servers) is divided into data packets and sent over the internet. Video servers transmit programs through fiber-optic cable to existing household via internet connection and requests are sent out and shows are sent back.

How to use IPTV

At this time definitely, you are looking forward to finding out more about how to use IPTV, which devices are compatible.
Firstly, you gotta have an internet connection, good speed is highly recommended ( because some FHD channels require a stable connection)
Secondly. a device is surely needed, you can use on almost all devices: Tutorials

You can request for a trial to set up your device and begin to enjoy !!!


Author: iptvradar
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