What is free IPTV? Lets start by defining the term
IPTV or Internet Protocol Television is television that is served over an IP (Internet Protocol) Network, such as the Internet or a Local Area Network (LAN) in buildings or campuses.
This is different from television as we know it, which is normally distributed through traditional broadcast methods or cable. With Internet TV streamed TV, video and radio are transmitted via broadband access.
It goes without saying that Free IPTV is
Internet Protocol TV for which you do not have to pay for the content
you view or to gain access to the content providers' networks.
How to Get Free IPTV
You can get free Internet Protocol Television by using the services of providers like Zattoo.com , Youtube.com, Joost, Hulu, Babelgum, Vuze, Veoh, BBC Iplayer, ITV IPlayer, etc. or trawling through directories.
What to expect
If you have access to IPTV you can expect to
receive terrestrial & satellite television channels, Radio
stations, Videos & DVDs, Videos-on-demand (VoD), etc. in standard
format or in high definition.
IPTV has also been called
non-linear TV or on-demand broadcasting. It is used to deliver
standard channels which are available on satellite, or alternatively
digital TV which is downloaded using peer-to-peer distribution
technology from providers such as kontiki.
Most people now dream of a world where all TV is delivered via Internet Protocol.
Types of IPTV
Although there are several forms of Internet Protocol Television like Internet IPTV, Telco IPTV, Broadcast IPTV and Building (local) IPTV, if you are an individual, you do not need to know the various types all you need to know is the providers or directories from which to get free IPTV.
IPTV Service Providers
Apart from those providers which have already been mentioned above, other providers include:
BBC Iplayer – bbc.co.uk/iplayer
ITV Iplayer - itv.com/ITVPlayer
What you need get free IPTV
The minimum requirement to view IPTV is a
broadband Internet connection ,
Plus the viewing equipment, which could be personal computers (desktops, laptops, etc)or just any Audio-Visual (AV) equipment.
Advantages of using IPTV
- You can get it for free or at least avoid monthly recurring charges once you have paid the initial setup or software cost.
- Very high quality images especially when you view in HD format.
- You get content when you want, where you want and how you want it.
- You get interactive program guides.
- You can now watch TV on various devices, depending on your preference.
- Overall better TV experience for you the user.
I have included some videos below, which answer most of the questions you might still have about Internet Protocol Television
What exactly IS IPTV (television over Internet Protocol)?
How does IPTV Work?
Pirillo on IPTV
Free Streaming TV & Radio on Your VLC Media Player
XBOX 360 IPTV
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