Get the best VPN for IPTV
It’s never been easier to get the television you want over the internet, without the hassle of an antenna or the long-term commitment of a cable or satellite contract. Use ExpressVPN to watch IPTV securely, privately, and in blazing-fast HD from anywhere in the world.*
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How to use a VPN with IPTV
Sign up for ExpressVPN, with its blazing-fast speeds.
Connect to a VPN server location where your IPTV is offered.
Watch IPTV privately, free from content-based throttling.
What is IPTV?
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol television, but it means any television that is delivered via an internet connection, instead of by traditional means (via antenna, cable, or satellite).
Internet-only “cord-cutting” services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, or fuboTV are among the most popular forms of IPTV, offering live streaming of popular broadcast and pay-TV channels, including local network affiliates. But there are countless smaller providers as well.
These days, most major cable and satellite providers, such as AT&T TV, also include IPTV services as part of a standard subscription, so you can stream channels live even when you’re away from home.
Do I need a VPN with IPTV?
ExpressVPN lets you watch IPTV securely and privately, which means your internet service provider cannot block services or reduce your connection speeds based on content (a practice known as throttling). All of your internet traffic, including your IPTV streams, passes through an encrypted VPN tunnel, and no one—not your ISP, not hackers, not government censors, not even ExpressVPN—can see into that tunnel. That means no one can see which websites you’re visiting or which services you’re using.
If you’re traveling and your IPTV service isn’t available in the country you’re visiting, selecting a VPN server location where your IPTV service is offered can also allow you to access your IPTV streams as if you were comfortably back in your living room.
FAQ: Watching IPTV with a VPN
Is IPTV legal?
There’s nothing inherently legal or illegal about IPTV. Some of the biggest names in streaming are IPTV services. But smaller providers may not have paid the proper licensing fees to distribute content in all markets. If it offers 1,000 channels for 5 USD a month, it’s probably not legal. But there are definitely bargains out there; you’ll just have to do your homework.
How does IPTV work?
Often, watching IPTV is similar to watching cable or satellite. You can choose any number of live channels with familiar names. Many IPTV providers offer on-demand or DVR services as well.
What is IPTV Smarters?
IPTV Smarters is a popular IPTV streaming app for iOS and Android devices, including the Amazon Fire Stick and Android TV devices. Please note that ExpressVPN does not endorse this or any other third-party app.
Can I watch IPTV on my big-screen TV?
There are many ways to get IPTV streams on your television. Some providers offer apps for smart TVs and streaming devices, or for gaming consoles. Or you may be able to stream IPTV content on your computer (Mac / Windows / Linux) or mobile device (iOS / Android) and cast it to your big screen via devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast.
ExpressVPN offers solutions for all these devices and more. There are too many possible configurations to list them all here. For advice on your specific setup, please contact Support.
What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works with other streaming services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and HBO Max. It’s also a fast and easy way to keep all your online activity private and secure, no matter where you are in the world.
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