IPTV services allow us to watch live television over the Internet. It is enough to be connected to the network to enjoy our favorite programs, whether from our mobile phone, browser, or our Android TV.
Within this area, there are FAST ( Free Ad Supported Television, in English) services that have become really famous, which broadcast for free but with advertisements. Of course, with many fewer ads than in a conventional TV broadcast. These are the 10 best free IPTV service providers to watch TV on our Android mobile, iPhone, PC, or any other device with an Internet connection.
How can we see the channels of IPTV services?
After diving into the various offers from IPTV providers, the conclusions we draw are quite clear. The first is that depending on what we want to see, we will almost certainly need a VPN connection. This is because most free broadcasts are geolocated, which means that, if we are on vacation or in another country, we will most likely have restricted access.
If we live in Spain, for example, we can watch the public channels of TVE1, La2, Teledeporte, and the 24 Horas news channel without a problem through the RTVE Play app. Or the same for BBC channels if we live in the United Kingdom.
But if we want to watch some of the television that is only available to users in Germany, Sweden, the US, or Great Britain and we are outside the country, then we will have to use a VPN. There are free VPN services like those from Opera that work quite well for these types of connections
As for the way to view the content from the mobile, we can do it using the provider’s own dedicated app (Android/iOS), from the browser, or with an application compatible with IPTV transmissions, such as the VLC player.
The 10 best legal IPTV services to watch live and free TV from your mobile
There are a large number of paid services that offer live and streaming IPTV for mobile. There are Hulu, LiveTV, DirectTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Some are not bad at all, but for now, they are only available in the US. Today we will focus only on free alternatives with channels to watch movies, series, news, or sports broadcasts.
Pluto TV is one of the best IPTV service providers. It is compatible with Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast and is also available in a large number of countries, including Spain. It has a lot of thematic channels that broadcast content of all kinds, from comedy, science fiction, cooking, cinema, series, MTV, and much more.
The number of channels changes from one country to another, depending on the licenses. Thus, in Spain, there are currently just over 120 channels, although the channels are completely different if we live in the US or Mexico, for example. It also offers on-demand content, all free and without registration.
If configuring IPTV lists in KODI seems too complicated for you, you can also try doing the same with the VLC player on your PC . If you still don’t want to get into this type of mess you can always access a page like Photocall TV. It is a portal where we have a list of all the Spanish DTT television stations that broadcast free-to-air, as well as hundreds of international channels and radio stations.
For each channel that appears in the list, we will be shown all the official sources that are available to watch its live broadcast from the browser. Very practical and extremely easy to use.
Due to its offer and quality of content, ZATTOO is considered by many to be the best legal and free IPTV service in Europe. It has more than 200 TV channels from countries such as the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Turkey and many others. Where’s the catch, then? Well, for now it is only available for users geolocated in Switzerland, Austria or Germany. Which means that we will have to use a VPN if we browse from outside these borders.
For the rest, it also has a paid subscription service. If we subscribe for about 10 euros per month, we will have access to about 70 additional television channels in HD, in addition to the 200 that already come standard in its free version.
Known for years as one of the best players and transmitters of remote content via DLNA , PLEX has also joined live TV broadcasting.
It has more than 80 thematic channels, such as Yahoo Finance, Fail Army, Drink TV, Made in Hollywood, Law & Crime, IGN, Latido Music and many others. To access all this content we just have to install the PLEX application or access its website and enter the “Live TV” section.
Most British channels also broadcast in streaming. Something that can come in handy for watching English TV and catching up on old episodes of their on-demand series like Dr. Who or their sports broadcasts.
The BBC iPlayer is the best known of all, both for the quality of its app and its content. Of course, it is only available on British soil, which means that we will have to use a VPN if we are abroad.
Samsung TV Plus
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy S20, or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 mobile phone, you are in luck. Samsung TV Plus is the live online television service that the South Korean brand offered on its Smart TVs, and since 2020 it has also been available on the aforementioned smartphones.
The service has more than 120 live channels with non-stop broadcasts of series, movies, music, and much more. They have also recently launched a short news channel called CNN Fast. To access it, you must install the app from the Play Store or have a Samsung television (it comes installed as standard).
TV Player is another well-known UK IPTV provider. The service offers coverage to watch the following live television channels over the Internet: BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel Four, Channel Five, Dave, More4, CBBC, BBC News, Food Network, Fashion TV, Travel Channel, and others so many. All of this is legal and free of charge.
If we contract the monthly subscription of 9.99 pounds per month, we will also have access to other pay TV channels such as ITV 2, 3 and 4, Comedy Central, E!, Eurosport, The History Channel, and National Geographic.
In recent months the app has “reinvented” itself, also offering its services outside of British soil, but under a premium model. Thus, if we live in Spain, for example, we can subscribe for 7.99 euros per month and have access to exclusive channels such as Misterio TV, El Tablao, and twenty other channels.
Rakuten has a live and on-demand TV app with more than 80 thematic channels. It is available via the web through the browser, as well as in-app format for mobile phones and Smart TVs.
In terms of content, it is one of the most interesting platforms for watching TV over the Internet, since in addition to having exclusive content, the average quality of its programming is much more appealing than that of other similar apps.