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How to Setup IPTV & Watch IPTV on PC with Free IPTV M3U Links

Posted by Amanda Hu | Last updated: October 12, 2019

How to watch IPTV sports on PC/laptops? When a live broadcasting of UEFA Champions League between Juventus and Atlético Madrid is on, yet only have a connected computer at hand, a quick access to an IPTV sports channel which streams the game can save your asses. But first, you need to know how to setup IPTV on computer and watch IPTV streams on PC/Mac computers.

Here below is a complete guide on setting up IPTV and play IPTV streams of live football games, TV shows, News reports, TV replays and VODs on computers/laptops/desktops.

Best Free IPTV Player to Play IPTV M3U/M3U8 Links

This IPTV player - 5KPlayer supports smooth playback of IPTV M3U/M3U8 streams with quickest response speed to deliver quality streaming visual of IPTV channels. Input any M3U/M3U8 IPTV links of, say, football games, News express, TV shows of US/France/Canada, to this IPTV M3U player, and you will get instant playback with highest resolution, best frame rate and lowest latency possible.

Best IPTV Player - 5KPlayer

1. Choose One of the Best IPTV Players
2. Find Free IPTV Links for VLC/5KPlayer
3. How to Setup IPTV and Watch IPTV Streams

Step 1: Choose one of the best IPTV players for your Windows/macOS computers

We list out several best free IPTV players for Windows (10) and macOS Mojave computers and will keep updating the list as new IPTV players comes along. Pick your favorite IPTV players from our review list: 2020 Best IPTV Players for Windows/macOS >>

Watch IPTV on laptop

Step 2: Find free IPTV links for VLC/5KPlayer and other IPTV players

There are both free IPTV list channels and charged IPTV services. IPTV providers, including IPTV Shop, IPTV Subscription, Gears TV, ThePlayKlub and Insight IPTV, are all good names to try. While free IPTV M3U playlist links can be found from numerous online free IPTV services.

Free IPTV Playlists to download:

Reddit Free IPTV List 2020 - https://www.reddit.com/r/freeiptvdotlife/
Fluxus Free IPTV List 2020 - https://pastebin.com/raw/dzBiY3sw
m3UIPTV Free IPTV List 2020 - https://m3uiptv.xyz/
Tousecurity Free IPTV List 2020:
IPTV M3u USA playlists download
- https://en.tousecurity.com/category/usa-iptv-2019/
IPTV M3u Sports playlists download
- https://en.tousecurity.com/category/sports-iptv-2019/
https://sites.google.com/site/minesite018/Sports%20Collection.rar?attredirects=0&d=1 (.rar file download)

Step 3: Learn how to setup IPTV and watch IPTV streams on your computer

▶How to Setup IPTV and Watch IPTV Streams on Computer using 5KPlayer

1. After installing 5KPlayer IPTV player, click on "Live". You will be directed to the "Live" channel to open a URL.

Watch IPTV on laptop

2. Input an IPTV m3u/m3u8 link in the box and click "Play".
5KPlayer will instantly reach the channel and play IPTV stream within a blink of eyes.

Play IPTV on Windows/macOS

On the panel, maximum 5 recent played IPTV links will be listed below the URL box for you to have quick access to previous channels, and you can selectively remove some from the recent IPTV playlist history. Further below are 12 preset radio stations, covering categories of music, sports games, news and more.

Note: 5KPlayer currently can only read individual IPTV links rather than a complete IPTV M3U playlist file. Therefore, in case you are facing an IPTV playlist file, to get 5KPlayer playing IPTV streams on computers, you will have to extract IPTV links from IPTV playlist file.

How to: Open IPTV M3U/M3U8 playlist file using Notepad (recommended) on Windows or TextEdit on MacOS.

"CTRL+F" search for the channel, say, "Sports".

Copy the complete IPTV link "http://xxxx.m3u8" to the clipboard and paste it to 5KPlayer IPTV link box.

IPTV M3U Playlist 5KPlayer

▶How to Setup IPTV and Watch IPTV Streams on Computer using VLC

After installing VLC IPTV player, you have two choices to watch IPTV via VLC:
a. Click Media > Open Network Stream > Under "Network" tab > enter an IPTV link in the box
This is almost the same process as with 5KPlayer.

Watch IPTV in VLC

b. Drag-n-drop IPTV playlists to VLC and all the IPTV links contained in the M3U playlist will be shown in VLC playlist.
Do remember to add IPTV playlist to VLC media library so that next time when you open VLC, you can directly navigate to the IPTV playlist without draging files again.
Also read: How to Create VLC New Playlist M3U/IPTV >>

VLC Stream IPTV Playlist

How to setup IPTV and watch IPTV streams on computer using other IPTV players

KMPlayer and PotPlayer can also open IPTV links natively and the procedures are almost the same with 5KPlayer. As long as you find buttons having the similar meaning with "Open URL" or "Open Network stream", you can input an IPTV link for playback.

However, i would insist recommending 5KPlayer as your best IPTV player as well as your best a universal media player, to play back local 3D, 360-degree, and 4K/8K videos. It can also stream files over LAN via DLNA and AirPlay protocols. In case you are fed up with online buffering issues, this media player also lets you download streams from YouTube and other online video sharing sites. Give 5KPlayer a try now!

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