Our Picks for Best IPTV Service Providers

By | November 10, 2018

Best IPTV Service Providers 2017  
IPTV is short for Internet Protocol Television and has been around for many years.
 
It allows for a user to pick and choose what content they want to watch and see it live On Demand.
 
For example a person who wants sports can buy an IPTV sports subscription package.
 
Another person may just want to cut their cable bill and have a basic package with a few added extras.
 
For this reason there is no best IPTV as it needs to fit the user and the content they want to watch.
 
There are many good all around providers which offer hundreds channels of just about everything imaginable, from sports to movies.
 
What Makes a Good IPTV Service?
A good IPTV Service will have many channels available that dont buffer at a reasonable cost, usually less than $30-40 dollars.
 
Most will buffer once in a while but it should be minimal and not happen often.
 
Remember since it is streamed online your internet service will also need to be a good.
 
The average internet speeds needed are 10Mbps for Standard Definition, 15Mbps for 1080p, and 25Mbps for the new 4K Ultra HD, of course faster the better.
 
A good IPTV will also have Apps that can play the service on most any device such as an Android TV box, PC, Smartphone, or even the Fire TV Stick.
 
Another thing that is also important, at least to me, is the ability to use more than one device.
 
Like having a standard Cable TV service being able to use it in more than one room is nice to have.
 
And last being able to test the service first with a free trial is a must to be sure it fits your setup.
 
So Who Has the Best IPTV Service?
Finding a good IPTV is always challenging often having to search through forums, websites, and all kind of links to see if the work.
 
For this reason I can only give the results I have found and what works for me.
 
In the past I have used a few services including SetTV which was good for a long time but now shut down.
 
Currently I am using Sky Stream IPTV service which is so far working very well and the best provider I have found.
Our Picks for Best IPTV Service Providers New 2018
They have a 7 day free trial to test it out and decide if it is good. Currently the service is only available in the USA.
 
Click Here for The Sky Stream IPTV service 7 Day Free Trial Page.
 
They have Apps to work on most any device including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV Boxes, and Fire TV Sticks.
 
Currently they have 65 channels along with an on-demand and sports sections.
 
Like all IPTV services I have found some channels will buffer at times or not work which is usually temporary.
 
The service is $35 dollars a month with a free 7 day trial.
 
I also use Kodi which is free and nice to have but can be a pain when Addons go down.
 
Read Here for A Guide To Kodi
 
If you have found a good IPTV service let us know in the comments below.
 
Summary
As stated above there are many IPTV services out there to choose from.
 
There is even some free IPTV’s available but by their very nature are prone to go down and become hit or miss if they work, especially during a showing of a popular program.
 
Read Here for a list of free Kodi IPTV addons
 
Having a good IPTV service is much cheaper in comparison to many cable TV plans with many more channels to choose from.
 
Of course a good internet connection is needed with at least 25Mbps or better speeds to watch HD videos.
 
When choosing a plan be sure to shop around and get one that fits your viewing habits the best.
 


 




 

82 thoughts on “Our Picks for Best IPTV Service Providers

  1. Tim

    There are really many good iptv providers and not expensive at all. I am currently going through a couple each month to try them out for what channels they have and how stable they are. So far one of my favorites is Zforce. Good variety and very fast and very rarely have channels not working. They are on a site with 4 or so other providers who have their own niche. Think its iptvchoices.net zforce is about $14 a month and has been Great

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  2. Robert Pirrie

    Keep away from buy-iptv. Bought a years subscription almost a week ago. It’s been down more than up. Tried emails etc waste of time. If you don’t cancel within a couple of days your refund starts to go down, until after 7 days , nothing. That’s why they don’t contact. Don’t touch them please.

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  3. Gary Fink

    Must check out this new service. I’ve been a customer for several months and it is awesome. Great 4K, simple set up. Great customer service.

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  4. Blacko

    Hey people I have an IPTV for 5 months is the last channel and the quality is really cool you can test and even look at the quality is just dream Profiiptv.com

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  5. Gary

    I have been using EffluxTV and originally tried them because a neighbor told me about them. The trial was short but let me see everything they had to offer. I like that fact that they have a working phone number (it can be hard to get through to them at times). I did learn if I started a chat online an still needed someone to call me they would call me back. I will say though their online support team is on top of it and quick to respond, explain and correct whatever the issue may be. I wish they had an option to record although they say they are releasing one at the first of the year. I hope that is the case because that is really the only thing I can see they are missing. I hope they can maintain this and stay around a while for us.

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  6. Joshua

    Wow……………..I didn’t see anyone mention Durex IPTV. Now i’ve only been using them for 3 months but i literally cancelled my cable completely. 99% uptime. That’s not exaggerating either. EPG that works very well too. 15/mo. Yea, i might try another but from what i’ve seen i think i landed on a winner.

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    1. Ron James

      I tried Durex. Half the Canadian channels don’t play, vod movies freeze a lot and a bunch don’t even play.

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  7. Jose Fernandez

    Hello, I have been using comstar.tv.
    This service may not have all the best quality channels, but i can say i have a few iptv subs vaders,tnt,beasts,nitro but its been comstar that i have been able to stream a planned night of viewing and not have any issues. all channels i love TRING,PINK,and so on have streamed perfect. So I want to share my experience so people can test their service. Also they have 48 hours free trial.

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  8. eric

    i have used vustremtv for almost 5 months now and its good, they have customer support for the times that i needed to call, they also have some on demand stuff. its been my primary and i still keep a couple of cheaper backups

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  9. Bill S.

    After subscribing to Gears Reloaded TV for almost a year, along with trying out some other highly rated services during this time, I believe Gears is the best for dependable service, a wide channel selection and user friendly channel guides. Other services simply don’t have as good a quality and combination of these important features

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  10. Jennifer

    Just got Efflux TV. And I am 20 mins into my Free trial and I am already purchasing my 30 day subscription. I loved SeTv but I can tell these guys are even better. Check them out.

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  11. Marc J.

    “https://bestiptvusa.com” has a nice website that makes me think it’s a serious IPTV provider but it’s not. On the website, they claim offer more than 2500 channels but I actually got only 876 channels (US, CA, UK and Adult) and most of them doesn’t work. It pauses every 2 or 5 minutes despite having a fast enough internet 50mbps. I sent several email to technical support asking to fix these issues but no answer. I am very disappointed with their services.

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    1. Joe

      I also paid for the plan thinking I scored. I got all the channels but many of them don’t work or play any sound. Using google fiber but having some serious issues.

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    2. Jennifer L Cashman

      I agree they were horrible. Not even 1/3 of channels came in. Never responded to support emails no telephone number to call

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    3. David

      Best IPTV USA are horrible…for the reasons already highlighted and you can add zero customer support. Every complaint is met with an excuse blaming internet speed, your device or the channels themselves. GO ELSWHERE!

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      1. Mukesh Patel

        Best IPTV USA and Best Buy IPTV were very disappointing. Very nice websites. Wished I checked the reviews before buying. No support what so ever. Luckily used PayPal so got my money back. Currently using IPTV.shop. No issues and very quick customer support at a very reasonable price. 60 Euros/Yr.

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        1. Atif

          Mukesh,

          Do the channels buffer on iptv.shop? do you have a full channel list? I am going through the pain with bestbuyiptv and claiming through paypal

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    4. eduardo Acosta

      I have the send opinion nd in this moment not answer and the website not open

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  12. Johnk

    I use and have tried several. Kewel iptv offers several services depending on what you want. Iptv guys and iptv express work well . Try Vader iptv it has had several software updates. They promise no buffering. Hmmm. Vader supports 3 ip address and 5 users at a time. Good for families. Works on most platforms.

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    1. Francisco E

      Hi I’m new at this

      Do any of the iptv has guid with what is on and will be?

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    2. C.b. Carmack

      Yes I agree. Have had Vader Streams IPTV for a week now and I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Great customer service. Not to many issues at all. All IPTV services will not work for everybody due to slow internet or poor devices. A lot of people don’t analyze their device or Internet speeds before they hurry and explode with their reviews.

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    3. Fern

      I jus tried Vader for a month and found it to be fairly good. The channels I used most often (Canadian, American, Portuguese) worked every time with minimal buffering. I did however had a problem with the epg as I did not work most of the time.

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  13. Ted

    I have tried many different providers and the best one are tvluux.com

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  14. Jay

    Any one can suggest IPTV service providers in LA, California Area.. Also looking for IPTV Box provider too..Any suggestion ??

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      1. Tim

        Tried nitro after zforce on same site…really think zfove is a step above nitro for content and especially channels all working great almost all the time! !!!

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  15. Willie Hines

    I use GearsIPTVNow and it is good for $32 a month. Very reliable and we chose it because it had my wife two favorite channels, TVOne and Aspire. Anyone know one that is better and have those two channels?

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    1. Modo

      I use D9TV, they have TV ONE. Not sure about Aspire though.

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  16. Lorie

    I had SETV for 10 months (paid monthly). At first it was bad because of the freezing up. It got better but the EPG program listing was bad to the end. As we all know, they are getting sued.

    Im now trying BESTIPTV. They advertise INSTANT ACTIVATION and SUPPORT 24/7. NOT TRUE. It seems that after 7:00 pm they do not respond to email support. This is the only support they offer; NO telephone support. They did not activate me till the next day. I sent them an email last night due to problems. Still no response yet.
    SO this is a HEADS UP on this one.

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    1. Wen

      I tried bestiptv also never heard from them no matter how many times I emailed them. I emailed them everyday for 2 weeks. My advice don’t get bestiptv.

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    2. Marc

      “https://bestiptvusa.com” has a nice website that makes me think it’s a serious IPTV provider but it’s not. On the website, they claim offer more than 2500 channels but I actually got only 876 channels (US, CA, UK and Adult) and most of them doesn’t work. It pauses every 2 or 5 minutes despite having a fast enough internet 50mbps. I sent several email to technical support asking to fix these issues but no answer. I am very disappointed with their services.

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  17. Tonya

    I use Texas Premium IPTV and love it. We have no buffering time at all. Movies load right up and live tv streams amazingly.

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  18. Steven Maschi

    set tv was great and easy! but now that it’s down I need something comparable

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    1. james Fay

      jettvnow seems to be the best thing going these days. Plans based on devices. All live channels. I use it on a fire stck and never have an issue

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      1. James Mills

        Hi James is there any bluffering issues with Jettvnow?
        how many channels they offer?
        i was thinking about joinning if i can see more reviews about it.

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        1. Tonya

          I am not finding JETtvnow. When I search It I am getting Settv..

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        2. Linda Bond

          I agree with Mr Fay… jettvnow is basically buffer free with over 2000 channels and all the Sports Packs… App works on my tv box and firestick. All the US stuff with Canada and UK channels too. Much better than SET ever was

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      2. Dvid

        I use Jettvnow as my back up. Works great. But I use Player Klub as my default service. Cheap per month and works great. No issues for me.

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  19. Bobby Kendrick

    Settv sucks! Stopped working a couple weeks ago and no one will respond to my emails. All after I paid my first month. SMH!

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  20. Montreal Dude

    Has anyone tried Shack TV? Their service costs around $15 per month for 8000+ channels and they claim 99.9% uptime.

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    1. Kelvin T

      Shack TV very reliable and it working on a 6 MB connectivity, none issues to report on this using it on a Samsung smart TV been running it for 2 months now none issues. a bit expensive compare to Area 51 but it works great.

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    2. Tony

      I have it… The best so far. But price went to 20 bucks for 2 device

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    3. Ediddy

      I use Shacktv, support is good, it does pause at times and I have 100mbps. I noticed that the default channels work great but when I use another city like Chicago, it pauses every now and then. It’s not horrible but it will pause or get stuck every now and then and the sound can be off when watching old series. It does work better using their app on the fire stick then running it through the SmartIPTV app on my Samsung tv. I’m thinking about adding another fire stick on my Samsung instead of using the SmartIPTV app

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    4. Rick Reber

      Yes could not get set up ncustomer service had todispute charge.. Stay Away.

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    5. Ron James

      I tried shack tv for a month and I must say its geared more to latino/spanish speaking clients. Most of the vod movies are defaulted to play in spanish and the bulk of their movies have hard coded spanish subtitles. A real distraction when trying to watch a movie.

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  21. Matthew John Schwartz

    This article is no longer valid.

    Set TV is down and gone. They moved over to Simply TV which is now, also down. Time to find another IPTV service that hasn’t been shutdown by lawsuits.

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  22. Kirk

    I’m brand new to IPTV and while researching for providers came across and was intrigued by Set TV. I was ready to sign up but while looking a bit further saw a couple of articles informing that Set TV is close to being shut down from the lawsuit filed against them by Amazon, Netflix, Hula, Sony, Universal, et al for copyright infringement; supposedly it could cost them $Millions, When I went directly to the Set TV website all that showed was a notice that their service had been interrupted and to check back. Hmm, think I’ll bypass Set TV.

    I found Effluxtv.com and used their 3 day free trial. Not only did they have a huge selection of both Live TV and movies, as well as TV shows, all of them were clear, bright and played without any buffering issues. THink I’m going to try them for a month or so

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    1. shanny

      effluxtv.com i can’t even get to download the app. it’s a good thing i didn’t pay for it.

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      1. KIrk

        You are right about Effllux. They have changed and I will not subscribe to their service.

        When I used the 3 Day Free Trial I received a Username and Password and after downloading their app it was a simple matter to sign in and enjoy. The day I got ready to sign up I saw I got an Email from Efflux stating they “were back” and improved. Huh, I didn’t know they had gone anywhere. Well, they were offering a 24 Hour Free Trial so I figured I’d try that again to see what had been improved. I got the approval and some very confusing activation instructions. Shown below is what I received:

        “Download iptvextreme app from the playstore or use the media player of your choice.

        Once you have downloaded your media player app onto your device, go to “http://www.iptvextreme.eu/” and enter your MAC#, playlist name and playlist link then save. Refresh your device choosing your EffluxTV playlist name on your device.

        You will then want to select the menu option at the top of your device, scrolling down to force EPG download and click ok. This will download the guide for EffluxTV to the iptvextreme app. This download may take up to 1-2hours. ”

        It sounded like an awful lot and somewhat confusing, and it was. Firstly, the MAC # was one they provided, not the one associated with my Android box, but they were not very clear in mentioning it. The playlist name was simple, it was my name, But the playlist link they refer to was two lines long and filled with back slashes, question marks, period, etc. Not very quick to enter, AND IT DIDN’T WORK. I tried 3-4 times, entering the info clicking this and that, scrolling down, forcing restart and so on. I don’t know what they changed but it certainly wasn’t for the better. I let them know my inability to activate the Free Trial and displeasure with their changes and got kind of a non-reply

        Interestingly, yesterday I received another e-mail form Efflux saying they’ve try again and they’ve rebuilt. And it includes a link for another 3 Day Free Trial. One thing I will say is that they seem to be trying to be satisfying so I think I’ll give it yet another try, it simply must get better

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    2. Mariee

      Efflux has the same exact interface and setup as setv…I really think it’s the same person, running it…just raised the price by $5…I loved set tv, so I’m hoping this stays

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  23. johnnyC604

    I am cuurently a Set TV subscriber. They tell me they do not recommend a VPN as it causes problems with their authentication of your TV Boxes. I did try IP Vanish once, and I had to call their tech support to have the box reset. Evidently they rely on your IP address as part of the authentication. Oddly enough, they have a VPN called “Funnel VPN” on their website, and advertise it as the only VPN you can use with SET TV. I asked their tech support about it, and they said not to use it, and that the ad should have been taken down.

    I use Nvidia Shield TV, and have had zero problems with buffering. I also tried a mini pc W5 with 2 GB RAM and an atom Z8350 CPU, as well as a MI box, and they both had buffering issues. The W5 was unwatchable, and the MI box allowed you to watch, but buffered a lot. I think that you need more processing power than you will get with cheap TV boxes. Perhaps try the Nvidia Shield, or a box using the Rockchip RK3399 processor, or the newer amlogic 912. The amlogic 905 does not appear to cut it.

    My only criticisms of the service so far are not being able to use a VPN, and a relativelly poor EPG. The EPG consistently shows “no tv program” for Turner Classic Movies, as well as all the Sky Movie Channels. There is simply no program information that I can find. You have to tune to the channel to fins out what is playing. I am also a little unhappy with the device authentication. It is very touchy. If the IP address changes, it will be deactivated and you have to call to reset.

    I am also trialing Xstreaming IPTV. This is almost an exact duplicate of Vader TV. The epg is very nice, and unlike set tv, their is detailed program information on almost all channels. Quite colorful guide as well. Only downside so far is they do not seem to carry one of my favorite channels, Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

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    1. Christopher

      Looks like you are struggling a lot fam. I have to say I am using ntv.mx and none of what you just mentioned every happened to me, I have been using it for about 4 months now, they’ve got a very wide selection of channels and their prices are maybe a bit higher than the rest but it’s worth it, their support is always there.
      You can try a free demo of 3 days (That’s what I did when I first tried them), you can get it on a Friday and use it all through Sunday.

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    2. Brandon

      Well up until 2 days ago set TV was amazing for me I never had issues with buffering and I always got customer service in the live chat feature on the website. I had set TV for almost a year… They’re being sued by Netflix Hollywood studios and Amazon for copyright infringement. Set TV no longer works and customer service is now non-existent. Lookin for a viable replacement that allows me to use vod and watch all my sports games at a reasonable price

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      1. THack

        That makes 2 of us. Have you found another good provider? Im using a trial of “best buy iptv” right now but the mlb channels arent working and I’m experiencing buffering… Too much

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    3. Robby rob

      I like xstreamingtv, I’ve tried it for about a month and every now and I have reset the guide, other than that its great

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  24. jon

    the best iptv service i have tried is fasthdtv you get a month for $6 3 months for 15 or a year for $45 they aslso give you instant activation as soon as you pay

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  25. IPTV Dude

    SET TV used to be a good service, but seems with their explosive marketing campaign, they do not have enough servers to support their system, which added a trip n of new customers. It is virtually unwatchable at times now, especially between the hours of 7-10pm EST. Constant buffering, or channels with no signal.

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    1. Michael Stewart

      I had them twice. A year apart and both times was impossible to get History USA to work ever. Waited a week to get video then when I did get video it had no audio. Several channels had no video input. And A&E buffered badly. All US channels.

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  26. Vinny

    I have tried Set tv and its ok. Sometimes a good vpn with good servers help with buffering. I use expressvpn. My fav iptv service tho is Gears iptv. You can use it in conjunction with the paid epg Mayfair which now has an exclusive android apk that only works with Gears and costs an additional $3.50/month with the Gears subscription of $20/month. It works seamlessly tho with great guide that updates regularly. Ive had very few problems over the months using a good vpn and I live other side of the wotld. Adding the Mayfair guide with the Gears subscription and vpn still makes it slightly cheaper than cable tv. Basically you gotta keep trying until you find a service and system that works best for you. Gears iptv does include a free version of Mayfair guide but frankly its disappointing and you get what you pay for.

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    1. Todd L.

      I have considered trying gears but have a hard time with 3 people watching 3 different things at a time in my house.
      Everyone seems to have set buffering issues. I do not, but I typically only use set for live sports.

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  27. Don

    Set TV sucks donkey *#$@$ Buffer buffer no signal I have very fast internet and have tried it all . They have sht support “your caller 24 in our queue etc escalate your case no results. Stay away it works ok at times few and far between. It would be awesome if it worked but they don’t have the servers to handle their service period!!!!!

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    1. Gordon Robinson

      Set Tv is not bad.I don’t have the same issues with them.I experience very little lag.Other than that,I have no problems with set tv.

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  28. Maceio

    You have forgotten on important part of what makes the best IPTV service. The missing part is good customer service and technical support.

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  29. anthony argano

    I had set tv for several months and really liked it. Kind of new at the IPTV thing so wanted to try something else. So I tired Vader Streams. Have to say I think I like Vader Streams a little better but both services are really good. The one option i like with Vader Streams is you get 5 streams instead of 3 with set tv. Both products are 20 a month but I found if you do a year subscription with vaders is like 11 a month. I would suggest like others have said try the free trials and see what works for you.

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  30. David anderson

    Absolutely the worst iptv service out there. Since ive had it ive called them 3 times a week because of buffering and or channels not working. STAY AWAY from these guys and watch out they have many affiliates that use thee servers, so if it looks like set tv stay away from them as well, they are garbage!!!

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    1. hasnain

      hey david you are a liar i have been using iptv service of global ultra hd company for 2 year and they are providing 2000 channels with fastest streaming no buffering plus it is an android device throungh which i can use social media play games and check my mails plus one year subscription is free and i would advise every one to use iptv service of global ultra hd company

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  31. Charles

    My experience with Set Tv has also been all good. Customer service responded to me instantly with the chat window on the website. Also activations are done automatically after you pay.

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  32. Rob Schulte

    Stay away from Set TV. I sm willing to bet the positives posts about it on here are planted. I have the service and can tell you It constantly buffers even with connection speeds of over 130 mbps. Im talking some channels buffer every 30 seconds giving what I call the blue circle of death, half the channels in the channel line up show no TV programming even though there is something playing on the channel, if you try to call the customer service number you will sit in a queue for hours before getting cut off or unexplained disconnect, the chat customer service is junk they cant help you with anything. However they payment processing is top notch, no delays, buffering or mistakes when taking your payment. STAY AWAY FROM SET TV!

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    1. Alan Haglund

      I am also a subscriber to set tv and I will tell you it is tbe best around. No problem with customer service, it just that you have to call them at 9am eastern time. Tbat is tge bezt time. Very little buffing and I am runing at 50 mbps. It sounds like you might have a problem witb your internet provider.

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  33. Deadwood

    When in doubt………DON’T………..Join an IPTV forum and find out before you get scammed by an IPTV scammer.

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  34. Moe

    I tried getting trial iptv from set tv and they said “there’s ufc and boxing tonight, check back tomorrow “. I checked the next day, nothing. They supposedly gave me 3 trial days but never activated my box and never get back to me. Stay away from set tv.

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    1. John

      One – they do not give free trials when PPv events are happening, People watch for free and then never sign up.
      Two, you can go right to set tv online setv.com and just sign up for a free trail when the trial is on the sub. page.
      Three, it’s just that easy and their sevice work great,better than any other and I have tired them all.

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  35. Carolyn Harvey

    I have an IPTV box & the man that handled my
    subscription passed away. I am looking for someone
    to handle that & get information about it. If you
    could help me with information about that, it
    woukd be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Carolyn

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