IPTV brings together two elements: IP technology and television. With VLC it is possible to watch TV channels from a computer. IPTV for VLC does not need cable or satellite to work, an internet connection is enough.
How to play m3u IPTV links with VLC ?
IPTV with VLC ? Yes, it's possible, because VLC is a media player that allows you to play m3u files easily on your PC. It is one of the best software to read m3u links. To access it, here are some simple steps to follow.
First, make sure you have the VLC media player software on your device. If you don't have it yet, you have to download it for free: here is a link. You must make sure that the version you choose is compatible with your device: VLC for Windows or VLC for APPLE.
Then open VLC and click on Media => Open a network stream, Paste the m3u URL into the field and click on the Read.
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If the file is on the computer, right click on it and then Open with > VLC.
What are the risks of using IPTV links for VLC?
According to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the sale of boxes configured for illegal purposes is presented as an infringement of copyright, is considered infringement.
But that's not all, the risks are not only legal. Users of these types of illegal m3u links can also expose themselves to hacking and computer viruses.
To avoid these risks, you should avoid downloading illegal m3u links or use an ultra-efficient VPN.
The best solution is to subscribe to the legal distributors of the channels, such as iperformancetv.com, so you don't risk anything.
NB: VLC can not have the epg and logos of the channels, it only allows to read the channels and vods in a simple Playlist.