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Is VLC Good For IPTV?

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When it comes to watching IPTV on your Windows PC, Macbook, or Linux-based OS there is one program that can run on all 3 operating systems and that is VLC media player.

VLC media player is a great app to run on all computers as a media software and is far more powerful than the likes of Windows media player due to its flexibility to run any media file extension including IPTV playlists which are often in the .m3u8 format.

What Makes VLC Media Player Good With IPTV?

VLC media player is a great way to quickly watch your favorite IPTV provider’s channels and is easy to install and set up the IPTV on VLC.

We have a guide here showing you How To Set Up IPTV On VLC so you can watch IPTV in no time.

When you choose VLC to watch IPTV it’s as simple as either dragging and dropping the M3U file you download from your IPTV provider or entering the remote playlist M3U URL into VLC media player to get the IPTV streams working.

Then you can use the powerful search in VLC media player and quickly find any IPTV channel you need to.

See How To Fix The VLC Media Player Error “Your Input Can’t Be Opened”.

Why VLC Media Player Is Good For IPTV Streams

Due to the many different varieties of codecs VLC medcia player can decode this makes it one of the best video media players for PCs.

But if you own an Amazon Firestick or an Android TV box you can easily install a VLC media player on the device then inside whichever IPTV app you are using you can choose to play the IPTV streams using an external media player.

You can see How to Set Up VLC Media Player As An External IPTV Player and easily use VLC as an external player.

This will help the IPTV streams a lot with any freezes and buffering as VLC has a cache built in which helps to preload the channel and stop any buffering that normal inbuilt video players in IPTV apps can suffer from.

You can also use VLC media player on your smartphones to such as Android-based or iPhones as well as tablets.

See How to Create A Playlist In VLC Media Player.

Final Thoughts

VLC is a great choice when it comes to watching IPTV on a PC or laptop and can help quicken your IPTV experience if you are in a rush to quickly find and watch an IPTV channel as well as play all the IPTV channels even if they have a different codec or streaming protocol.

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