If you are an IPTV user or even an IPTV reseller the thought may have popped up in your mind can IPTV users be traced, We will explain all in this article so you can remain safe while watching IPTV.
Can IPTV Be Traced?
The answer is yes your IP address can be traced back to your home address by your ISP when requested but there are many ways you can secure yourself as well as your IP address when watching IPTV.
How Can Your IP Address Be Traced When Using IPTV?
To be honest there is a slight chance your IP address or personal details get traced unless your IPTV provider has some trouble and their IPTV panel becomes compromised.
But none of your personal details details will be seen as IPTV panels do not request this when you sign up for an IPTV subscription so only your IP address can be seen on the IPTV panel.
So you are mostly secure it’s more a case of if your IPTV provider’s panel is hacked or compromised can your IP address be traced which rarely happens.
How To Avoid Your Real IP Address From Being Seen?
With the year being 2024 it’s vital that you use a VPN on your IPTV device or Wifi router as this will hide your real IP address so even if your IPTV provider’s system is compromised your IP address will be kept hidden.
This is due to, when using a VPN on your IP address your traffic will be tunneled through a VPN server before it hits your IPTV provider’s server so this is the best way to stay safe when watching IPTV.
Another greater advantage to using a VPN with IPTV is that you will not have any IPTV blocks which your internet provider does when there is a live football match on and also it will stop any bandwidth throttling your internet provider runs in peak usage times on their network which means less freezing and buffering.
You can see our article on Why You Need To Use A VPN With IPTV In 2024.
How To Keep Your Personal Information Safe When Using IPTV
As mentioned earlier your personal information wont be available on your IPTV provider panel but when you sign up for IPTV with an IPTV provider if they ask for your full name and full address then if their website is ever hacked or compromised then your personal information can be seen.
So we recommend you sign up with IPTV providers who only ask for your first name and don’t ask for your address as this will keep your personal info anonymous if their website is ever hacked or compromised.
It’s also a good idea to use a payment method such as Bitcoin, as well, this will keep you fully anonymous when purchasing IPTV as well as an email address such as proton mail which is a free encrypted email service if you’re looking for full anonymously.
See our article on Is IPTV Smarters Illegal To Use.
What If I’m An IPTV Reseller How Can I Keep My Personal Information And IP Address From Being Traced?
If you are an IPTV reseller for an IPTV provider then you will want to make sure when you sign up as a reseller you don’t need to put in your full name and real address which nowadays most IPTV providers don’t require.
It would be ideal to use an email address from a service such as Proton Mail which is a free encrypted email service while also choosing to pay via cyptocurrencies such as Bitcoin etc.
If My IP Address Is Traced What Are The Consequences?
In 2024 not much, in previous cases where IPTV supplier’s systems were compromised and the Internet providers, etc from having your IP address they were handed out to the asking authority and you may receive a letter by post to your house warning you not to use services such as IPTV or other platforms such as Kodi or movie websites.
When it comes to your IP address or personal information being traced there is not much to worry about with this so don’t worry but we have also mentioned methods above where you can keep your personal information and IP address safe from prying eyes in this article.