Having a good IPTV is a nice thing to have to watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports.
From sports to TV shows an IPTV provider can stream straight to your device the things you want to watch.
In the past special devices called MAG boxes needed to be purchased to decode an run the IPTV protocols and play video streams.
These days this can be emulated in software with a MAG emulator.
This includes MAG 250, 254, 255, and 256 boxes.
MAG boxes are still popular and can be bought, but if you already have an Android TV box or smartphone running an Emulator such as STB EMU can also be done.
Running a MAG emulator saves money from having to purchase another box and works just as well.
There are many MAG emulators with STB EMU being the most popular and widely used.
There is two version one free with commercials, and the Pro version which cost less then $6 dollars.
I would recommend the Pro version unless you want to see commercials play out on the bottom of the screen.
Of course the free version can be setup first to be sure it works for you.
How To Install STB Emu
Installing STB Emu is easy by going to the Google Play Store doing a quick search and clicking Install.
Links to STB Emu on Google Play Store
After it is installed the IPTV information will need to be entered with the steps below.
How To Setup STB Emu
Below is a basic setup of STB EMU and should work with most IPTV providers.
… IPTV Service Package:
… Portal URL: this is a link the IPTV will give you.
… MAC Address: This can be taken from another box or most all IPTV provider will give you one when asked for.
1… The first time it starts a box will come up click on Configure Application.
2… The Settings page will come up go to Profiles.
If the screen comes up like this click the top right of the screen and go to settings.
3… Go to Profile Name
4… Change the name to the IPTV Provider you are using.
5… Next go to Portal Settings
6… Click on Portal URL
7… Each IPTV service will have a unique Portal URL that needs to be entered. Enter that in here.
8… Next go to STB Configuration
9… Select STB Model
10… Select the MAG box Version to Emulate. The MAG box compatibility will also be from your IPTV provider. If in doubt select MAG 254 as it has wide compatibility.
11… Select Screen Resolution
12… Set the screen resolution to Auto unless you are sure about you TVs resolution.
13… Next Select MAC address
14… Enter your unique MAC address. This can be taken from another box or the IPTV service can give you one.
15… Click on Serial Number
16… This is optional but I like to erase the serial number so the IPTV is not tied to the box and can be used on anther device.
17… At this point click out and EXIT
18… Reopen STB EMU which may take a few minutes to load up the new settings.
At this point it should be ready to stream videos.