What is an IPTV Box?
Simply put, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) provides traditional television using internet signals to deliver content, unlike traditional methods such as satellite or cable. Basically, it allows you to stream TV, using your internet connection. There are three different types of IPTV, known as video-on-demand, time-shifted and simulcasting. First up, video-on-demand is a pay-as-you-go service similar to a rental service, where you pay for a movie or episode in a series, watch it, then after 48 hours or so, it's no longer available. Next, time-shifted IPTV, also known as catch-up TV, where TV channels make their shows available on the web for streaming. Lastly, there is simulcasting, or streamed TV that is broadcasted live. So, an IPTV Box simply allows you to stream television through your internet connection to enjoy these three options.
Why get an IPTV Box?
Why use an IPTV Box when you can use your computer for similar streaming? Well, an IPTV box allows you to have much more choice than the limited programs available online, such as platforms like Netflix or Stan. With an IPTV Box, you can get these programs to stream to your TV, plus much, much more. Some boxes allow you to record programs and store them for later, schedule shows to record every time they air, or pause and rewind during viewing and live viewing. Imagine curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and watching whatever you want, whenever you want, surrounded by family or friends - it is perfect for all occasions.
How do you know you're getting the best IPTV Box?
There won't necessarily be a 'best IPTV' Box unless it tends to your specific needs. Consider the things that you are interested in, and what you want to watch on TV. This will help determine what type of IPTV Box you purchase. Many IPTV Boxes are controlled by providers, which offer subscriptions and deals, such as Foxtel, where you can pick and choose the plan that is right for you. Others allow you to stream channels from other countries, or offer free subscriptions to platforms like Netflix along with their purchase. Many offer all three kinds of IPTV, and some only offer one or two, so pick the best IPTV box for your needs. Now it's time to check all the IPTV Box options on eBay, home to everything from home theatre systems to home satellite TV receivers.