IPTV Smarters Pro is a fully-fledged IPTV player available on Android, iOS, and Smart TV platforms, specifically LG & Samsung, available for download on the respective TV app stores. It is also certified to run on PC, i.e., Windows 8/10 and macOS. To my knowledge, there is no Linux support as of right now.
Read on to find out how to set up IPTV on IPTV Smarters Pro.
What you will need for this tutorial
For this tutorial, you will require the following:
- Any Android, Windows, iOS, macOS platform.
- IPTV subscription.
- An internet connection.
IPTV Smarters Pro boasts a surprisingly rich feature list. I still can’t get over the fact that I hadn’t heard about it before.
However, it is essential to note that some of these features are only available if using the premium version such as:
- Automatic platform detection (you’ll see this in the tutorial)
- Multi-screen simultaneous viewing
- Local content playing
- Buffer size modification
How To Setup IPTV on IPTV Smarters Pro:
Step 1: From your home screen, go into the play store.
Step 2: Search for “IPTV Smarters Pro”.
Step 3: Click on the “Install” button.
Step 4: Once the installation has been completed, click “Open” to launch the app.
Step 5: The app can detect the platform you’re using it on, click save:
In my case, the Android TV platform of the Nvidia Shield was detected as “TV.”
Step 6: Accept the terms and conditions presented to you.
Configuring IPTV on IPTV Smarters Pro
Step 1: Click on the “Load Your Playlist or File/URL” button to proceed.
Step 2: Click “Allow” to allow IPTV Smarters pro to access files on your device.
Step 3: Fill in the app form, then click on “Add User”.
Playlist name should be a name you can easily reference if you have multiple IPTV services. The playlist type should be M3U, and the File/URL should be the M3U link provided by your IPTV provider. It is important to note that the app denotes different IPTV services as “Users,” so don’t be confused.
Step 4: You should see the below screen indicating that the M3U content is loading:
Step 5: You will then be presented with the below screen. Once the loading is complete, click on “Live TV”:
Step 6: You will now be presented with the below screen showing the IPTV channel categories to the left, the channels in each category in the middle, and a PIP (Picture In Picture) display to the right.
Step 7: Click on any channel of your choosing. Note that the channel will start playing in the small window, allowing you to preview the content before playing it on full screen. Click on the display.
Step 8: You can now enjoy watching in full-screen goodness. Click on the “Multi-Screen” button at the bottom.
Step 9: Choose the multi-screen layout you would like to have.
Step 10: You can now watch multiple channels on multiple screens at the same time.
I must admit, I was blown away by this. This is the first time I have encountered a player that can do this, and it’s absolutely FANTASTIC!
Step 1: Under the channels list, you can long click on any channel to add it to favorites or to start recording, remember the player supports live TV recording.
Step 2: Clicking on the top right dot menu provides the below menu that allows you to sort channels/categories, or even refresh the M3 U content should you need to.
Step 3: The “Settings” menu item prompts you to upgrade to the premium version to unlock additional functionality.
Step 4: You can also switch between “users,” ie, IPTV services making the player quite handy at handling multiple IPTV services should the need arise.
It’s pretty easy to set up IPTV on IPTV Smarters Pro. Still, a lot of the functionality is locked into the premium paid version. All in all, I would recommend the player, mainly due to the multi-screen support.
However, if you’re coming from an open-source player such as Kodi, you may find the whole “Premium Version” thing a bit tiring.
As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments in the comments below. Let me know what you feel I should improve on, or drop a note to let me know you enjoyed the tutorial.