The Best Free IPTV Playlist M3U/M3U8 URL Player

Worldwide Free IPTV Links M3U Playlist URL Lists Updated 2021

Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: May 13, 2021 | 3 Min Read

Covering 6,000+ available free IPTV playlist M3U/M3U8 links of popular IPTV channels collected online from different countries and regions all over the world, this page offers wide choices of watching live TV in different kinds through IPTV M3U links like https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/us.m3u. If needed, get the one you are looking for from the IPTV list here.

• Before getting started with the below list of M3U playlist URLs from IPTV channels worldwide, make sure you have already downloaded 5KPlayer for Windows or 5KPlayer for Mac on your computer to help play IPTV playlist URLs and watch live TV channels online on computer directly and also stream to a smart TV.

• As a versatile 4K IPTV media player with HD, MP4, MKV, 360°, MP3, etc playback abilities, 5KPlayer outshines others as a free IPTV player to play IPTV playlist M3U/M3U8 links on a computer directly. As long as your IPTV playlist URL is ended with .m3u8/.m3u extension and is working properly, 5KPlayer recognizes it and plays it smoothly. You are also allowed to stream IPTV channels from iPhone iPad to PC and from PC to smart TV (including LG, Samsung, Sony, etc. smart TVs) by using 5KPlayer's AirPlay and DLNA functions respectively.

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Kindly reminder:

  • We don’t host any files on our server, the IPTV channels provided here are selected from GitHub IPTV page which are classified by country, language and category that we show in detail below. We don't accept responsibility for contents hosted on the site and we don't have any involvement in that.
  • I will try my best to keep this IPTV channel URL list up to date. However, I might miss some changes every now and then. Do tell me if I need to make any corrections by emailing kaylee@5kplayer.com .
  • Please go to GitHub IPTV page to download M3U files to get the free .m3u file/link and IPTV M3U8 URL for each TV channel.


  • This page exists only for general information purposes by providing a list of possible working M3U IPTV URLs found on GitHub but does not verify the legality and security of any links.
  • These IPTV links are selected from online, some are extracted from online sites and some are created by the content owners. Whatever, you'd better not use the playlist URLs to watch live TV channels in the public or for any commercial purposes.
  • Government and ISPs across the world monitor their users’ online activities. If you are found streaming copyright contents, you may get into serious legal trouble. So, do not try to play any illegal pirate streaming IPTV M3U contents online. Also, please tell me if this page contains any improper contents and I will delete them.
  • 5KPlayer does not endorse, promote or encourage any illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-users should be solely responsible for their behaviors online. If any copyright content streaming or downloading happens, it should be construed strictly for educational and informative purposes.

Free IPTV M3U Playlist Links Based on Country, Language & Category

M3U IPTV List by Country

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Argentina
Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas
Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia
Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Chile China Colombia
Costa Rica Croatia Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Finland Fiji France
Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada
Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary
Iceland India Indonesia International Iran Iraq
Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos
Latvia Lebanon Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Macau Malaysia Maldives Malta Mexico Moldova
Macau Malaysia Maldives Malta Mexico Moldova
Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Nepal
Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea North Macedonia
Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Paraguay
Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar
Republic of the Congo Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis San Marino
Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten
Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa South Korea Spain
Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Tanzania
Thailand Togo Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan
Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay
Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands of the United States Western Sahara Yemen Zimbabwe

IPTV Channels by Language

Akan Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani
Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Burmese Catalan Chinese
Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian
Faroese Finnish French Galician Georgian German
Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian
Japanese Javanese Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Korean
Kurdish Lao Latvian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malayalam
Mandarin Chinese Min Nan Chinese Mongolian Norwegian Bokmål Persian Polish
Portuguese Pushto Romanian Russian Serbian Sinhala
Slovak Somali Spanish Swedish Tagalog Tamil
Thai Turkish Turkmen Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese
Yue Chinese Undefined

M3U IPTV List by Category

Auto Business Comedy Documentary Education Entertainment
Family Fashion Food General Health History
Hobby Kids Legislative Lifestyle Local Movies
Music News Religious Shop Sport Travel
Weather Other

How to Play IPTV Playlist M3U Links on Mac and PC with 5KPlayer?

Here, we will tell you how to play an M3U URL listed on this page.

Step 1. Get Free IPTV Player 5KPlayer
• Click on the download button on this page to free download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your Mac or Windows.

Step 2. Play IPTV Playlist URL

Method 1. Drag and drop the downloaded .m3u file directly to 5KPlayer to play. (To download the IPTV channel list as a .m3u file, just copy the .m3u URL on GitHub page to your browser and hit Enter, then it will be downloaded to your computer.)
• An .m3u file often contains a list of .m3u8 IPTV channels. When you play a .m3u file, it will play each channel one by one from top to bottom, so you can't directly watch the IPTV channel you want most. Therefore, you are suggested to use method 2.

Drag .m3u file to 5KPlayer

Method 2. Click on the "Live" icon on the main UI of 5KPlayer to access the playback window. Then, input the .m3u8 link (for instance: from a .m3u file to the box and hit Play to start playing specific channel. Worth mentioning, you are also allowed to directly input a .m3u URL of IPTV playlists to 5KPlayer to play.

• To make things easier, we have prepared some .m3u and .m3u8 URL list examples for you to copy directly to 5KPlayer for the test.

.m3u links:

  • https://github.com/iptv-restream/iptv-channels/blob/master/channels/us.m3u (the United States)
  • https://github.com/iptv-restream/iptv-channels/blob/master/channels/uk.m3u (the United Kingdom)
  • https://github.com/iptv-restream/iptv-channels/blob/master/channels/fr.m3u (France)
  • https://github.com/iptv-restream/iptv-channels/blob/master/channels/de.m3u (Germany)

.m3u8 URLs:

  • (BBC World News UK)
  • https://abclive1-lh.akamaihd.net/i/abc_live01@423395/master.m3u8 (ABC News Digital 1)
  • https://liveprodeucentral.global.ssl.fastly.net/btv/desktop/eu_live.m3u8 (Bloomberg TV Europe)
  • https://cbsnewshd-lh.akamaihd.net/i/CBSNHD_7@199302/master.m3u8 (CBSN)
Play IPTV Link

• To find a .m3u8 link from a .m3u file, download the M3U URL from GitHub as an offline .m3u file > open the .m3u file with Notepad > then, copy the .m3u8 link to play. (Each link stands for an IPTV channel.)

Copy M3U8 Link

Besides handling IPTV M3U/M3U8 live links, 5KPlayer can also play M3U8 live stream URLs from Twitch, Vimeo, Mixer, Plex, Twitter, etc. sites. In case needed, you can use 5KPlayer's download function to download M3U8 videos through these M3U8 URL links easily, and convert M3U8 videos to MP4 for more devices to play successfully with 5KPlayer's best mate VideoProc which also features screen record function for IPTV recording.

Notice: The image quality of IPTV streaming changes according to the network conditions, and your IPTV list will automatically choose the best network to enable smooth streaming all the time. Put more specifically, if your network is weak, IPTV shows low-quality images, and if the network is strong enough, the HD and even 4K IPTV streaming is available. So, upgrade your network if neccessary for higher quality IPTV streaming.