Best Kodi Alternatives

Best Kodi Alternative

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Kodi is the most popular platform for people to stream and watch content for free online. Since it started in 2002, Kodi has been downloaded over 50 million times. Just because its popular, doesn’t mean Kodi is perfect.

Luckily, we’ve come a long way since 2002, and now there are a few great alternatives to Kodi, if you are looking for the best Kodi alternative.

In this article we look at the drawbacks Kodi has and some of the best Kodi alternatives out there.

Drawbacks to Kodi

Kodi is widely used for a few good reasons. The software is supported and platform agnostics. There is a massive range of add ons and content. Plus, it tends to be the first software on anyone’s lips when people talk about streaming online.

But there are drawbacks:

What Add On is Right For Me?

Kodi is enormous, there are a 1,000 or so official add ons, and ten times more unofficial. Not to mention builds, wizards and repositories. For someone who just wants to watch the latest Marvel movie, Kodi can be daunting and frustrating.

Add On Stability and Security

Many of the unofficial add ons for Kodi are made by solo developers. They may stay and maintain the project, but unless it’s a labour of love, or the ad revenue pays, chances are they will abandon it after a few months. This means you constantly must contend with add ons becoming less and less effective at finding the latest content. Combine that with the numerous security issues add ons have. Many of these add ons can contain malware, or malicious code to scrape your data, or even use resources on your device. Problem is, for a new user its hard to know what’s safe and what isn’t

User Experience

The interface for Kodi is great but downloading add ons and getting new content can be frustrating and tricky. Not everyone wants to through 15 steps every time they want to download a new add on.

Support and Help

Kodi is run by the XMBC Foundation and supports its users, but not if you are using an unofficial add on. Chances are if you get stuck with an add on you are on your own. Developers rarely provide reliable support. You can turn to forums, but often problems need to be solved yourself.

Kodi is a great piece of software, but if you are less technology savvy, or just want a simpler experience there are plenty of great alternatives out there.

Alternatives to Kodi

We’ve split our alternatives into 3 sections, depending on what you want to get out of our best Kodi alternatives

Media Servers

One of Kodi’s strengths is as a media server. Unifying all your media, from TV and films to music in one easy to use platform. Here are our 3 best top choices for the best Kodi alternative when it comes to setting up your own home media server.

Stremio

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Stremio has been going since 2016, and quickly gained popularity for its slick user interface and great add ons. But chances are you’ve probably never heard of them.

A big difference between Kodi and Stremio, is that with Stremio you don’t need to download, and host add ons on your device. Everything is added to your account which is stored on Stremio servers. This is particularly helpful if you have a low RAM, or low storage device like an Amazon Firestick.

Just like Kodi, Stremio is completely legal, however, there is a growing library of community add ons which give you access to a wide range of free content. As well as unifying your media library and premium subscriptions like Netflix or Amazon Prime TV.

Stremio has a much nicer interface and dashboard than Kodi. It’s much easier to navigate your content and add ons. You also get an inbuilt TV calendar and can keep track of everything you have watched. So, you don’t need to sign up for Trakt.TV to track your content. Step-by-step installation screenshot for Stremio

What Makes Stremio Great?

A couple of big pros for Stremio is that you use very little storage space as everything is cloud based, plus security is much better. You don’t have to download anything and install it on your computer, so even if an add on is malicious, it’s Stremios problem not yours.

They also have great add ons which allow you to access and download directly from torrents. Including Pirate Bay, RARBG and Juan Carlos 2. Most streams for any add on come from torrents anyway. This just mans you get to cut out the middleman and stream directly from the source. Though this does mean a bit more leg work on your part, as links aren’t curated as much as they might be in some Kodi add ons.

Stremio, may not have as big an ecosystem as Kodi, and certainly doesn’t have as many add ons. But for a new streamer, who isn’t that tech savvy and wants a simple click and play service, Stremio is well worth trying out.

Plex

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Plex is probably the one Kodi alternative that you’ve heard of, it originally came from a ported version of Kodi in 2007 but has since evolved into quite a public and versatile media player.

They originally served content from a wide range of premium media producers like Hulu and Netflix, but they have since separated. Now they offer a complete media package. You can get everything from a Tidal music subscription to arranging the media on your device beautifully and playing a holiday slideshow for the family.

What’s the Difference Between Plex and Kodi?

Plex has come along way since forking Kodi. Plex really comes into its own when you purchase a Plex Pass which costs $4.99 a month. Or you can $119.99 and get access for a lifetime, and up to 15 users on one account.

The big selling point for Plex Pass is the ability to record and watch back Live TV and access their massive library of content. Honestly its kind of questionable whether you would pick Plex over Netflix.

You also get access to additional features, like access to early media releases, perks and probably most importantly syncing your media across multiple devices. So, you can have Plex on your TV, sync it up with your phone and keep watching your favourite box set as you travel to work.

Plex is a great solution for unifying a home media centre for the family, it has all the perks from photo tagging, premium music audio and content, including syncing across multiple devices. So, one household could use a single Plex Pass and all get what they want. You can even put child locks on the account and curate content.

Plex is easy to use, but lacks the open source nature of Kodi, so there is a much-reduced number of third-party community add ons, but there is a good selection of unofficial channels and streams through the Unsupported App Store.

Emby

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Emby is the newest of the 3 media platformers we’re reviewing today. Started in 2017, Emby has gained popularity being more open source in nature than Plex. Though they are quite similar. Even down to the premium subscription model.

If you like the flexibility and tweaking you get with Kodi, then Emby could well be the right media player for you. It offers greater versatility, even altering the CSS styling sheet. But this might be for the more technically minded.

What’s Better Plex or Emby?

On price they are identical, but when it comes to technical know how and installation, plex is certainly better designed for the mass market and much easier to get started with initially.

Plex has also been around longer and is back by VC’s so will feel much slicker when it comes to their UI. Though a big plus point for Emby, is that free users can stream Live TV free if they are using the web application. Though you’ll have to pay for premium if you want to watch it on another device.

When it comes to device compatibility and streaming from any device, they bear anything else currently on the market. They have an application for pretty much every device. Emby doesn’t. you’ll need to do it via the web, Apple or Samsung TV, or Roku.

Emby also loses out when it comes to third party add ons, being so young it is still attracting and growing its community. Having said that it does seem to be less rigid than Plex and offer greater usability as a free user.

Choose Emby if you want better functionality as a free user, rather than having to pay to.

Android Applications

If you are just looking for an application to watch the latest movies and TV shows or Live TV, then there are tonnes of free applications out there. 4 make our list as being tries and tested to deliver great content and stable performance over time. 

TV Zion

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Probably the best Android TV application currently available. Also, one of the few where you can pay a subscription, and where paying is worth it.

TV Zion is run by a solo developer in Asia and has become one of the most popular Android TV applications in a short space of time for good reason.

The custom coded application has taken TV to the next level for Android. The app has a completely customisable dashboard with intuitive categories and sections which develop with you as you use it. As well as infinity scroll and a beautiful UI. 

TV Zion has also been developed to integrate with Trakt.TV and Real Debrid, meaning that you can find curated lists of content with the best links anywhere on the internet. Premium subscriptions for these services will set you back $10-20 a month. But combined with a TV Zion subscription of $1-2 a month, you will never have to use another application again.

You can stream directly from torrents, and sort links by bitrate, file size and quality, so you never have to click on a dud link again. Take advantage of a lot of features you would only expect from Netflix like Autoplay, Auto Next and smart suggestions.

A class act. Best Android TV application for those who are willing to pay for the best experience.

Cyberflix

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Cyberflix is the best Terrairum clone out there. Supported by a community of 10,000+ fans. It’s completely free, without adverts and one of the most complete free Android TV applications out there.

Get high quality streams, a clean and easy to use User Interface and a massive library of content from one of the older Android TV Application still alive and kicking. Due to the community support and an active developer, Cyberflix gets regular updates and patches, meaning scrapers are always working to find the best links.

You can download content and watch it offline and find quite a lot of HD links for most content. Just like Terrarium you also get a Live TV Calendar to see when the next episode of your favourite show is out and programme it to send you an email reminder.

Best application for those who want the best free Android TV application out there.

Cinema HD

If you are a movie buff and love to watch the latest movies in glorious HD quality, then Cinema HD is the app for you. Every movie on there has HD quality.

There are no adverts within the application, and you can easily navigate their beautiful UI, going through a massive library of movies. You can also download movies to watch later.

Cinema HD will scan all links before being played, so if the link is dead or suspicious it will jump to the next source. You can also easily cast this to TV using a Firestick or Chromecast.

Best application for movie buffs who want high quality movies for free.

Mobdro

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Mobdro is the best free application for Live TV on Android. Offering thousands of channels, there isn’t much that Mobdro doesn’t cover.

Whether you want to watch news in your home country, live Sports, Spanish or any other foreign language TV. Mobdro has it all.

You can even pay $2.99 a year and download content to watch offline later. Considering the number of channels they offer, the application is easy to navigate, and you can browse, search by category or by country.

You also get a handy Live Event Calendar so you can follow and tune in to the Live Events that you want to watch.

Most channels can also be found in HD Stability is great and depending on your internet the buffering times and connections speeds are pretty good. You can either download Mobdro as a stand-alone application or use it through Kodi.

Paid IPTV Services

You might just use Kodi do you can watch TV from home, live sports TV or just foreign channels that you can’t find elsewhere.

Hands down Premium IPTV services will always provide a much better quality for viewers then any free Android application or media server. You get what you pay for.

We’ve selected providers who have their own streams and data centres, rather than resellers who are just piggy backing off another services streams.

You can find an extensive list of IPTV providers and features here.

Eternal IPTV

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AN oldie but a goodie, this little-known IPTV provider gets consistent great reviews on Reddit and will only set you back $5 a month per user.

They’ve got good stability and a track record of keeping the Electronic Programming Guide up to date, with especially good connectivity for live sport channels.

Access over 2000 channels, with web browser support, as well as 10GB of storage space for downloads.

Find them at https://eternaltv.net/ 

Helix IPTV

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One of the newer IPTV providers, with up to 6,500+ channels available. You can also test drive the entire service for 48 hours for just 1 Euro.

Packages range from 7- 11.50 Euros depending how many channels and packages you want access to. You can access UK, US, Canadian, International and Adult Channels. Helix has one of the biggest selections of adult channels with over 100 on offer.

A great priced provider with good connectivity, stability and ease of use.

Players Klub

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One of the most written about Premium IPTV providers out there. Recognised by several authorities within the cord cutter world.

Player’s Klub offers 2,500+ channels and is billed as one of the most reliable and stable Premium IPTV providers available. Included with this is an extensive list of UK, US and Canadian Channels as well as all the most popular Pay Per View channels. They also support a wide range of devices and great customer support to boot. Which is generally missing from a lot of IPTV providers.

Prices start from $9.90 per month and go as low as $7 a month for those who pay for a yearly subscription. You also get a 15-day money back guarantee if you change your mind.

 

Live Sports TV

Live Sports TV

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Is it Any Good?

Live Sports TV replaced the popular Navi X Sport which went down without warning last month. The Navi X Sports site (http://navixsport.com) won’t redirect you anywhere, which seems odd. So, it seems likely that one developer has stopped and handed over the code to another developer who has merged streams from Navi X Sport into Live Sports TV.

Live Sports TV is a great application for high quality streams, and gives you access to 70+ sport’s channel. The main emphasis is football, so there are better applications out there if you want NFL, NBA or other non-European centric sports.

The app itself doesn’t look like anything special, but on the splash screen you get instant link to live stream of all the football games which are being played right now. What makes it a great app is that the streams are consistently stable, high quality and often in HD. Also, the links through to the streams are incredibly fast, less than a second. This will make a big difference to anyone who is familiar with trying to hunt out live streams and waiting ages for the stream to connect and load.

A great no frills ad for football nuts

What Does it Do?

Live Sports TV gathers streams from top TV channels so you can watch Live Football games, as well as number of other sports from mainstream sports channels. The app doesn’t host the content itself.

What Platforms Does it Work On?

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Android only

Features

  • Live Football match streams
  • Limited Asia and US Sport
  • Sky Sports
  • BT Sport
  • Silk Sport
  • Eurosport
  • Russian Sport
  • Motor Sport
  • Fox Sports
  • Bein Sports
  • 70+ Sports channels
  • Link directly to live games straight from the home screen
  • Many streams available in HD

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, Live Sports TV has been around almost 3 years without incident. Adding in Navi Sports streams has just increased the quality and safety

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area but not really. Sports TV channels are really active in protecting their copyright so expect many of the channels to be blocked if you try and use Live Sport TV without a VPN

Should I Use this App With a VPN?

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We absolutely recommend you use this with a VPN, for a number of reasons:

  • Many of the channels will be country specific, so without a VPN you won’t be able to change your IP and will be Geo-locked from accessing the content. Use a VPN and easily change your location and IP
  • Your Internet Service Provider will be pretty hot on blocking any IP address which are found to be distributing live sports content. Circumvent the blocks using your VPN’s encryption
  • Stay safe and anonymous online and keep your connection truly private

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads, you will have to wait a while for them to go, so we recommend just clicking and paying it forward to the developer

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

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Yes, a simple 1-page site: http://furious-sports.site/

What other devices does it work on?

Works on Android only

How Does the App Work?

Download and go

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

4.4

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Quite a while actually, the application dates back to October 2016

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

No information could be found, apart from some contact details on their website

Best Alternatives

Honestly if you are looking for live football matches, it doesn’t get much better than Live Sport’s TV but there is a good number of options if you want to watch live sports or football isn’t really your thing

Show Sport TV

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A really slick Android application with an even bigger selection of channels than Live Sport TV. Really good for US Sports as they have 90+ channels including ESPN and NBC Sports. A plus point is that they have a web version as well as a mobile application.

There are quite a few ads in the web version but the mobile version is relatively ad free and runs smoothly. You also get a cool chat function to talk to other people watching the match at the same time.

Mobdro

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The ever-present King of free Live TV again features as a great alternative. Mobdro has thousands of channels and has a very comprehensive sport’s section. They stream almost all major Sport’s channels, so you’ll never be lonely with Mobdro. Also, a great place to find obscure or country specific sport’s channels.

Kodi

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If you are running an Android device, Kodi is another great alternative for picking up lots of sport’s channels. The add ons are also great for finding more obscure or specific sports, here are just a few of the add ons for sports:

Sport’s Devil

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– The daddy of sports add ons, used by many other add ons to piggy back streams. If its not on Sport’s Devil it’s not worth watching

cCloud TV

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Almost as comprehensive as Sport’s Devil and really good for international content

Goodfellow’s 2.0

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– Great app for US Sports fans. Good access to live streams from NBA, UFC, NFL and MLB

Film on Simple

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– Great sports add on for those who like to watch more niche sports like water sports or snowmobiling

Our Opinion

Live Sport’s TV is a cracking add on, because everything works. The speed you connect to streams is awesome, and you won’t find that kind of quality in many other applications. Dating back from 2016, they obviously have good infrastructure and do a simple thing well.

The adverts on the home screen can get a bit annoying, but considering you get the content for free it’s a small price. We recommend just clicking on it and giving the developer money per click for a job well done.

 

Install TV Pato 2 on Firestick for Spanish Language TV – 2021

PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2)

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Formerly knows as TV Pato 2, PatoPlayer 2 is a pretty big deal in the Spanish speaking community. But if you are looking for English TV then this isn’t for you. What astonished us, is that this application is on its 25th version in just over 1 year. That’s an update every 2-3 weeks which is crazy. Also, probably a reflection of how popular the app is and how much the developer is making from advertising revenue.

However, in one of the recent updates, there is now the option to remove adverts and donate directly to the developer instead.

PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) seems to be a firm favorite amongst the Spanish speaking community with a good depth of content and channels from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

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ANONYMOUSLY

 

What Does it Do?

TV Pato 2 aggregate links for popular Spanish speaking channels. The app also has a good backlog of content, including movies and TV shows in Spanish. At the last count, they had over 2,000 items which we are sure has increased massively since mid-2019.

TV Pato 2 does not host any of the content, it simply directs you to the link provided.

App Features

  • 200+ live channels
  • 2000+ Spanish content items
  • Very active developer
  • Regular updates
  • Now has Dark and Light Theme
  • Option to turn off adverts and donate to the developer (optional, you don’t have to donate to use the application)
  • New channels being added all the time
  • 24/7 stream channels in Spanish
  • Set a password to stop children from watching adult content
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Kids TV
  • Music TV
  • News
  • Adult
  • Covers Spanish Channels as well as Spanish voiceovers for live TV channels in the UK, US, Mexico, and Spain
  • Big community, over 7,000 people like and follow TV Pato 2 on Facebook
  • Link into the community through their Telegram group

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  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

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What Platforms Does it Work on?

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TV Pato 2 works on Android devices only

How to Install PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) on Firestick & Other Devices

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You can download PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) APK directly from our website just type in  https://reviewvpn.com/pato. After which you can directly install it on your android device.

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Download TV Pato 2

Install PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) on Firesticks with Screenshots

  1. Step 1. Click Settings from the home screen of your Firestick

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2.  Scroll down and to the right until you reach My Fire TV

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3. Scroll down one and click on Developer Options

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4. Turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources

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5. Turning on Apps from Unknown Sources will trigger a confirmation popup. Click Turn On to Confirm

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6. Click the home button on your remote and scroll once to the left to click on the magnifying glass icon

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7.  Search for Downloader either by saying it to your voice-enabled remote or typing. If typing, scroll to the suggested word “Downloader” and click on it

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8.  Click on the bright orange Downloader icon

Step 8 Install TV Pato 2 on Firestick

9.  Click on Download (it might say get on your device. Same difference)

Step 9 Install TV Pato 2 on Firestick

10. Click on Allow

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11. Click on OK

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12. Type https://reviewvpn.com/pato and click go.

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13. Click Install.

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14. Click Open.

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15. Click Acceso Rapido.

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16. Pato Player 2 (TV Pato 2) is installed.

Step 16 Install TV Pato 2 on Firestick

PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) Alternatives

Mobdro

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Mobdro has been around since 2018 and is probably the best and most popular free IPTV streaming application out there. You can even turn off the adverts if you allow idle resources on your device to contribute to their network. Mobdro has thousands of channels, and you can search by country as well as language. You may not get every channel that you want but the chances are they will have the majority of Spanish channels that you are looking for. Make sure to read our article on Mobdro.

Tubi TV

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Tubi TV is a cracking application, that works well outside of Europe. In the EU you will need to use a VPN, as Tubi TV still aren’t GDPR compliant. They are the biggest free Android TV streaming application in the world. Plus, it’s completely legal. You just need to watch the adverts online, which are about every 15 to 20 minutes. They have a massive catalog of content and TV Show, and because the company is US-based they cater really well to the Spanish speaking community, so you have a good range of content and variety. Read our article on Tubi TV.

Kodi

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Kodi, a number of add ons feature Spanish TV Channels or concentrate specifically on Latino, Spanish or Mexican TV. In no particular order: Alpha, Real Stream, Tv Chopo, Sr Regio, PelisPlus TV, iNovels, Next and Evil Streams.<

Our top picks would be El Chopo or Tubi TV for Kodi, both have a good history of stability and a wide range of content for Spanish speakers. Check our list of Best Kodi Addons.

Premium IPTV

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If you want the best quality, minimal adverts, and the widest range of content. Then it’s best to pay. If you join Players Klub IPTV for $8 a month, then you can access 3,000+ channels many of them in HD at any time and get a wide range of Spanish channels from all around the world.

Our Opinion

We loved PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2), mostly because of the unbelievable energy of the developer, who is releasing updates every few weeks. To maintain that momentum for over a year is unheard of, and we can see why the Spanish speaking community loves PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) and the developer. We can guarantee that Pato Player 2 is one of the best Spanish APK for Firestick.

There is a great selection of content for Spanish speakers and would be our first port of call. So, if you want a great Spanish TV app, download TV Pato 2 now!

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, but use a VPN.

Is it Free and Is there a Premium Version?

Yes

Does it have ads?

There are ads, but recently the developer has added a function where ads can be switched off and you can choose to donate

Where Can I Download?

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Just click on this and PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) will automatically download.

What version of Android do I need?

4.4

How Long Has it Been Around?

Based on what we can see, since May 2018

What is The Development Team Like?

There seems to be one demon developer working his hardest to crank out updates every few weeks. The latest is a dark theme which most English Android TV applications don’t have. So, these are high-quality updates, not minor tweaks.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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Yes, we recommend using TV Pato 2 with a VPN. Many of the channels you are trying to access will block you if your IP is seen to be coming from outside of the country. Using a VPN you can encrypt your connection and change your IP to originate from the VPN’s servers within that country. Get an IPVANISH now.

Screenshots with Step by Step Instruction to Install IPVanish on a Firestick

1.  Click Home on your remote and scroll once to your left. It will be the search icon.

Step 6 Install IPVanish on Firestick

2. You can either say IPVanish to your Alexa’s voice-enabled remote or start typing it. If you typed it, click on the suggestion when it appears.

Step 2 Install IPVanish on Firestick

3. Click on the IPVanish icon.

Step 3 Install IPVanish on Firestick

4. Click on Download

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5. Wait to download.

Step 5 Install IPVanish on Firestick

6. Wait to install.

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7. Click on Open.

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8. Input your username and password to log in.

Step 8 Install IPVanish on Firestick

9. Click Connect.

Step 9 Install IPVanish on Firestick

What other Devices Does it Work On?

TV Pato 2 works on any device running Android, alternatively you can an Android emulator if you have an iOS, Linus, or Windows device

How Does App Work?

You can download the application directly from the official website above or from Aptoide. Then simply click and go.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading and it is our hope that this article helps you install PatoPlayer 2 (TV Pato 2) on your firestick.

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HYFY TV

HYFY TV

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Is it any Good?

HYFY TV is a new live TV application for 2020. The application covers over 2000 channels, mainly in the US, UK, Canada, and India. HYFY TV is unique because they have a web version as well as a Chrome and Firefox extension as well as the normal Android mobile application. The increased usability has led to it becoming quite popular. From reviews, it seems they are getting good stability of most of their channels with reduced buffering.

HYFY TV has proven popular for Indian language users as it has a wide range of channels from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

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Here are the main reasons why you must use a VPN:

  • Your activities are hidden from your ISP, the government, and from the apps you are using.
  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

A VPN works be replacing your ISP-assigned IP address and creating an encrypted tunnel. We recommend the no log service offered by IPVanish. It works well on a Firestick and offers the fastest possible speeds.

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What Does it Do?

HYFY TV uses web scrapers to find links for Live TV Channels throughout the world and then feeds the links through to a dashboard, allowing easy access to a wide range of channels. HYFY TV does not host any of their own content. They work as a live content library.

What Platforms Does it Work on?

HYFY TV’s movie mobile application works on Android only. The application is also optimized for desktop browsers but not for mobile. We had no problem using it in Chrome or Firefox. 

To enable HYFY TV to work on your browser you simply need to download the CRX file and enable developer mode in your browser extensions page. Once installed you reload the HYFY TV website and can start watching.

Features

  • 2000+ channels
  • Live TV 1 and 2 sections
  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • Premium TV Channels
  • Video on Demand
  • Radio
  • Web and application version

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Good range of channels
  • Free apart from adverts
  • Web-version makes it widely accessible and easy to watch anywhere in the world 
  • Good stability for most channels
  • Helpful website and FAQ section
  • Easy to use mobile interface
  • Good selection of Indian language channels

Cons

  • Lack of connectivity reported for a number of channels in the Live TV 1 sections
  • Best used with a VPN, or the website and a number of the channels may be blocked
  • Some concerns around location tracking

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, HYFY TV has been around since July 2017 and has built up a steady following and has drastically increased the number of channels it offers from 160 to over 2000. Just be careful not to download the application from anywhere apart from the official website, which you can find below.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area, but only barely. Any applications which help users to watch premium live TV channels are always under scrutiny, the chances are pretty good that if you try to access HYFY TV without a VPN that the website will be blocked.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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Yes, HYFY TV themselves recommend that you use a VPN with the application, and for good reason:

  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may block your access to HYFY TV, as a distributor of copyrighted material and live TV
  • Your location may prevent you from accessing channels which are abroad. Using a VPN, you can change your location to anywhere in the world using that companies’ servers and gain access to that country’s channels. This is a process known as Geo-IP locking, which prevents people from outside a country watching particular content, or charging them an additional fee
  • Using a VPN will help you to encrypt your data and remain anonymous from both your ISP, any malicious parties who may be intercepting data within the application and other third parties

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads served within the application but a modded version can be found here.

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

HYFY TV Website Image

Yes, the official website can be found here.

The website includes a helpful problem fixing section as well as a n FAQ.

What Other Devices Does it Work On?

HYFY TV will work on any desktop or laptop browser by downloading the extension, or Android device

How Does the App Work?

You can either download the extension to allow it enable HYFY TV to work on your desktop browser, or you can download the application on your Android phone.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

4.4

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Based on reviews from: www.similarplay.com/hyfytv/hyfy_tv/apps/com.app.hyfytv has been around since July 2017

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

We couldn’t find any information about the development team apart from a contact email: [email protected] 

Best Alternatives

You won’t find a better alternative if you want a web-based free Live TV player. The web browser aspect is unique to HYFY TV.

The best alternative can be split into two camps. Free and paid.

If you want the best free alternative. Then it’s a split between Mobdro and Redbox, both of them offer around 1,000 channels each, but the difference will be that the stability is better. HYFY TV looks ok but the interface is a bit dated and there have been issues with many of the channels in the Live TV 1 section. With both Mobdro and Redbox you’ll tie into a dedicated developer and an application that has a good history. As well as good coverage of TV channels from a wide range of countries including Asia.

Honestly, if you want the best experience for Live TV, it’s worth paying a bit more. Helix IPTV can give you access to up to 6,500+ channels, including sports, adult and 50+ countries. With packages starting from about $8 a month. Another alternative is Players Klub, which is about the same price. Make sure to read our article on Helix IPTV.

Our Opinion

HYFY TV is a tidy application, and the web browser really impressed us, but it does look a bit dated, and it seems strange the application is still in its 1st version after 2 years. Seems the developer is still making money from adverts but putting minimal time into making the product better. Apart from adding more channels.

 

10 Best Terrarium TV Alternatives

10 Best Terrarium TV Alternatives

What Was Terrarium

Terrarium was ground-breaking when it first came out in 2017, coded by a Nitro Xenon, it was the first application to integrate several highly popular features into one application:

  • 3rd party scrapers to collect links online
  • Live TV Calendar to see dates for upcoming shows
  • Download content direct from links and watch offline
  • Simple and intuitive interface, similar to Netflix

A lot of the functionality and usability that Terrarium came up with has been widely copied across the Android TV streaming industry. Terrarium itself closed in September 2018, after a sustained legal battle and global fame.

Luckily there are lots of great Terrarium TV alternatives. Some have forked (cloned) the original code and made modifications, while others have gone onto code similar applications with added functionality. The Terrarium spirit lives on in these 10 best Terrarium TV alternatives.

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  • Your activities are hidden from your ISP, the government, and from the apps you are using.
  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

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Our list is split between the 5 best clones, and then the 5 best alternatives serving all the same functions as Terrarium.

5 Best Terrarium Clones

Cyberflix

Cyberflix Image

Download From:

https://cybermedia.cloud/

Cyberflix is the application that is closest to Terrarium in the eyes of the fans. They have massive support with a Facebook Group numbering almost 11,000 users, with 1,000+ members joining each month.

Pretty impressive considering Cyberflix is just a year old. The sole developer Shawn has also stuck to the ethos of Terrarium, delivering TV for free. There are no ads within Cyberflix, and he is supported solely by loyal fans giving donations.

Shawn and the voluntary Cyberflix admin team, seem to have never-ending energy for responding to the community, fixing bugs, as well as issuing patches and updates.

When it comes to the User Interface, Cyberflix and Terrarium are one and the same, a simple black background and menu with large cover art and icons. Just like Terrarium you get a Live TV Calendar, to mark any shows you want to watch and get an email to let you know when it’s available to watch. The one drawback for Cyberflix is you can’t download and watch content offline.

Through Cyberflix’s scraper, you can access multiple links for the same show and find HD links where available. There’s a massive catalog of content, including foreign-language movies and TV shows, as well as less popular content you may not find elsewhere.

Recently Cyberflix has issued a premium application that can be paid for by joining their forum.

Cyberflix keeps growing from strength to strength and optimally is compatible with premium services like Real Debrid and Trakt.TV. This means if you want to pay, you can access premium links from super-fast servers through Real Debrid. Or you can track where you left off on a show with Trakt.TV, or if you pay for an account rather than use one for free, you can access curated lists of content and intelligent recommendations. Make sure to read our article on Cyberflix.

Typhoon TV

Typhoon TV Logo

Download From:

https://typhoontv.gq/  

Typhoon TV is a relatively new application but has spent most of 2019 at the top of the APK Time charts. APK Time is an all in one application which records charts of the 73 most downloaded TV streaming applications.

Typhoon offers all the functions you would expect from a Terrarium clone, a clean User Interface, TV Calendar and the ability to download content and watch it offline. Downloading content is becoming rarer as applications try to avoid scrutiny from large media providers.

They also have quite a few added functions. You can get streams in HD and Ultra HD. Registration is not required so you don’t need to worry about the usage of the application being traced back to you if you are using a VPN. Typhoon also uses an in-app video player. So, no need to worry about downloading MX Player or VLC.

You can get bookmark your favorites, as well as automatically mark episodes that have been watched.

Typhoon is compatible with Google Chromecast, as well as Real Debrid and Trakt.TV. They boast fast servers for reduced lag and have a smart search function which allows you to sort titles using multiple filters. Make sure to read our article on Typhoon TV.

Titanium TV

Titanium Logo

Download From:

https://titaniumtv-app.com/download/

Titanium TV is one of the less used clones for Terrarium. Put together by Team No Name who have form designing several Live TV applications including Morph TV.

Recently Titanium TV users were redirected to download and use Typhoon instead. Titanium has lacked updates since March, and it seems the development team has moved onto other projects and is no longer supporting the app.

Titanium lacks the premium compatibility that you get with other clones. It is compatible with Google Chromecast, but not with Real Debrid or Trakt.Tv. Also, in March this year the download content and watch, offline function was removed.

You get a Live TV Calendar as well as an intelligent search function, which also includes suggestions for titles you might like.

But we’d say go for Cyberflix or Typhoon TV as they seem more popular and have better functionality than Titanium TV which seems like a clone of Terrarium without added improvements.

The shame is, it was a great application in its heyday and like Cyberflix didn’t serve any ads within the application. Make sure to read our article on Titanium TV.

Unlock My TTV

Unlock My TTV Logo

Download From:

https://unlockmyttv.com/

Unlock my TTV comes from the makers of Unlock My TV, which is itself a clone of Cinema HD. They may not be original, but the developers know how to make good clones. The User Interface is identical with the added difference that you can play trailers within the applications for content before you watch it.

You can favorite movies and TV shows and save them to watch later, also take advantage of their intelligent search function to easily find content via several filters. 

Their large content library has several HD and Ultra HD links and is compatible with Real Debrid and Trakt.TV, meaning if you are willing to pay you can always access high-quality links. You can also download and watch content offline.

Unlock my TTV is unique, as it has a Kid’s mode, which means certain content is blocked, and you can set a code to unlock content rated for adults.

The app is free but expect adverts as you use it. Make sure to read our article on Unlock my TTV.

Cat Mouse

Catmouse Image

Download From:

www.troypoint.com/catmouse

Catmouse is a relatively new application but has been gaining traction as its ad-free just like Cyberflix. They also currently use fast servers, which may lessen as the number of users increase, so you can expect minimal buffering time. You can also download content and watch it offline.

There’s a good range of content, with many movies available in 4K, and Cat Mouse supports Google Chromecast, Real Debrid, and Trakt.TV.

You can also search and mark ongoing tv shows or upcoming movies and be sent an email to let you know when streams are available.

Catmouse currently has over 50,000 titles and is adding more every day, an application to try as it stays fast and free. Also, no need to register, just download and use. Make sure to read our article on Catmouse.

5 Terrarium TV Alternatives

TV Zion

TV Zion Image

Download From:

https://zionapp.live/

TV Zion is our top choice when it comes to Android TV streaming. A custom-made application from a dedicated developer in Asia, TV Zion really does have it all. 

The home dashboard is customizable, and you can take advantage of the intelligent sort and filter function, infinite scroll and intelligent suggestions for content you may like. Plus, the UI is beautiful and seamless, with smooth transitions between screens. You can also add and remove widgets, so your only getting content you are likely to watch, instead of having to sort through categories you’ll never pick.

TV Zion has also been optimized to work for TV. If you use applications outside of Kodi add ons, you may notice that some of them do not scale properly, but you won’t have that problem with TV Zion. You also get a true premium TV plyer function with the autoplay and auto next function.

The app has also been made compatible with all the top premium streaming services including Trakt.TV, Real Debrid and Premiumize, which means for a bit more money you can always get the best quality links. Through a subscription to any of these services, you can also stream directly from torrents, meaning you access an enormous selection of media, far greater than provided by other applications as the number of sources is so much bigger.

For an additional subscription fee as low as $1.50 per month, you can access additional functionality including custom link filtering and advanced metadata detection. Meaning you can sort links by bitrate, size, resolution, and quality. So, you will always be able to find the best source for your content, instead of trawling through endless dead links.

TV Zion is for the user who wants the best content and isn’t afraid to pay a bit more for quality that shines through. Not to mention it has over 15,000 fans through Reddit alone, so it’s not just us that thinks TV Zion is the cat’s whiskers. Make sure to read our article on TV Zion.

Cinema HD

cinema hd image

Download From:

https://cinemaapk.com/

Cinema HD deserve to be in a class with Cyberflix and TV Zion for quality and support. Just like Cyberflix, it is supported by a community of 10,000 on Facebook and through Reddit.

Concentrating mainly on movies, they serve a massive library of content. What sets Cinema HD apart is its ability to scan links before playing them on your device. If the link doesn’t work or seems suspicious then the application will automatically move onto the next link. You can get better links and content by using Real Debrid and Trakt.TV.

Also, Cinema HD like Cyberflix is completely free and does not even have an advert within the application. You can also set it to Kid’s mode and enable a passcode to be entered to get restricted content.

Plus, download movies and watch them offline with Cinema HD’s best in class scrapers. Cinema HD has maintained a big user base because they feel the application is one of the most stable out there. Make sure to read our article on Cinema HD.

Media Box HD

Media Box HD Logo

Download From:

https://mediaboxhd.net 

Media Box HD used to be known as The Movie DB and has been around for a few years. One of the biggest plus points for Media Box HD is they only serve working links. All links are scraped daily, and only working ones are shown on the app. This fixes a massive pet peeve with android TV streaming applications when you must churn through dead links to find one that works.

Media Box HD like TV Zion is also compatible with the 3 big premium streaming services, and you can download content and watch it offline, and even download it directly from the source or torrents.

You also get AutoPlay. Media Box HD is one of the only applications that have different themes as well as Kid’s mode, for locking adult content. As well as supporting Google Chromecast.

Media Box HD really is jam-packed with features, some of which can only be found on newer and premium applications, which shows how useful using an app with experience can be. Make sure to read our article on Media Box HD.

Bee TV

beetv-app logo

Download From:

http://Bee TVapk.me/

Bee TV had a rough start in 2018 and was almost abandoned by users who complained about the amount of dead links being served, but since the overhaul by the developer in late 2018, it has gone from strength to strength. Users stayed because they loved the UI and Bee TV was so easy to use.

Bee TV has some unique features you won’t find in many other applications. You get an Auto Play and Auto Next function. Download add ons which help you to watch specific or niche types of TV programs. Bee TV also has an internal media player meaning you don’t need to worry about third party media player compatibility.

The app is also compatible with Premiumize, Real Debrid, and Trakt.TV, and supported by a great community and an active developer. Make sure to read our article on Bee TV.

Tea TV

Tea TV Logo

Download From:

https://teatv.net

Tea TV is one of the older applications on our list, dating back to 2017.  They are also the only application that works across Android, iOS, and Windows on our list. The application is on its 9th major version which shows you just how many major changes there have been when most Android TV streaming apps won’t make it past the 2nd version.

You can almost have it all with tea TV. You get Live TV, compatibility with the 3 big premium streaming services. Download and watch content offline. No registration needed, and the autoplay and auto next function.

Tea TV still uses fast servers and has a great track record of stability and has really stood the test of time. A great application to round off our list of the 10 best Terrarium TV alternatives. Make sure to read our article on Tea TV.

 

Install Pocket TV Master on a Firestick

Pocket TV Master

Pocket TV Image

Is it any Good?

Pocket TV Master is a real Hodgepodge of TV, movies, channels, and sports all rolled into one application.

It offers a wide range of media from popular Hindi entertainment to Formula 1 and Fashion TV. Offering hundreds of TV channels and a big catalog of content which is mainly aimed at people from the Asian subcontinent around India and Pakistan.

The application has no relation to Pocket TV a popular Android TV streaming application dating back to 2014 which is now inactive.

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  • Your activities are hidden from your ISP, the government, and from the apps you are using.
  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

A VPN works be replacing your ISP-assigned IP address and creating an encrypted tunnel. We recommend the no log service offered by IPVanish. It works well on a Firestick and offers the fastest possible speeds.

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What Does it Do?

Pocket TV Master uses a web scraper to find working links across the web and match them with cover art. They do not store any of the content on their servers, they only work as a library of links for users to click through.

What Platforms Does it Work on?

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Pocket TV Masterworks on Android only.

Features

  • 100+ Live Channels
  • News
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Cartoons
  • Bollywood
  • Hindi Entertainment
  • Sports including Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Badminton, and F1 amongst others
  • Comedy
  • Fashion
  • Kids
  • Religious
  • Food
  • Box sets

How to Install Pocket TV Master

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To download and install Pocket TV Master you can either use the link provided by APK Time: https://apktime.com/how-to-install-pocket-tv-master-apk-on-android 

Or you can download directly from the developer’s GitHub code: https://github.com/rutumaster/Pocket-TV

Before you install the application, be aware that Android devices will not accept an application from an unknown source i.e. one that has not been certified by Google in the Google Play Store.

To allow your device to accept an application outside of the Google Play Store, you will need to turn on allow applications from unknown sources.

You can generally do this by going to Settings> General> Security. However, it does vary by device, so use Google if these instructions do not get you to the right setting.

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Pocket TV Master is safe to use, though there have been comments that it is temperamental on Amazon Firestick.

Always make sure you download directly from the source, rather than downloading an application that bears a similar name or website.

We use APK time as they are a trusted provider for TV streaming applications.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area in the loosest sense of the word. Much of the content that is made accessible through Pocket TV Master is premium content. One that most users would have to pay for. So, there is nothing legal about it. To ensure access to content and also to protect your privacy we recommend that you use a VPN with Pocket TV Master.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We advise using a VPN with Pocket TV Master for several reasons:

  • Any Live TV application will generally be subject to a greater level of scrutiny, which is why most Android TV applications stick to movies and TV Shows. Live content producers always have teams of people trawling the internet and shutting down illegal upload to their live feeds
  • Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will retain data on all the websites that you visit through them. This includes URLs to sites that are streaming content illegally. Once your ISP recognizes you are visiting sites of a questionable nature, then it may block your access, slow down your internet connection, or even send you a warning letter and blacklist you using their service
  • A VPN gives you a greater level of security and anonymity by providing you with 256-bit AES encryption. The same type used by the US Military
  • This encryption helps to stop anyone, even your ISP from knowing what you are doing online.  By encoding your data packets, no one is able to tell the destination of your requests
  • You can also change or obscure your IP address, and even change it to originate from another country. Also allowing you to access region-restricted content

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are unobtrusive ads served within the application.

You would probably be able to find modded versions of the application through Reddit, which have been altered to be ad-free.

Is there a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

No, there is only a link to the original source code, which is pleasing to us, as it means there is a good level of transparency. Plus, if the developer did decide they got bored with the project it could be easily forked and taken over by another developer.

Finding links to source code displayed so openly is rare and warmly received.

What Other Devices Does it Work on?

Android only. You can use Android application on Windows and iOS you just need to install an emulator first.

How does The App Work?

Download, install and go. No registration required.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 4.2

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Difficult to say, but based on the GitHub commits, mid-2018

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

Seems there is one developer working on the project under the GitHub handle Routemaster. Based on the GitHub commits, the code has been worked on as recently as 2 months ago which shows the developer is active on the project.

Best Alternatives

There are quite a few tried and tested alternatives. Pocket TV Master is an ok application but seems to want to try to do everything and not do so well.

If you want Asia Entertainment and TV as well as a wide range of sport then pick Mobdro.

For those who are just mad about sport, you can find Kabaddi and many other obscure sports on Sport’s Devil.

Finally, if you just want to watch a great movie or the latest episode of your favorite TV show then pick Cyberflix, which is 100% free and ad-free.

Our Opinion

Pocket TV Master is a strange little application. There hasn’t been much activity or chatter about it, but it works well enough and strikes us as an app made to scratch the developer’s own itch.

Great for Asian TV, but probably better finding off another application for everyone else.

 

Install Solex TV on a Firestick for Free Movies

Important Note – This app is no longer in development.

Consider – Cyberflix, TVZion, and BeeTV

Solex TV

Solex TV Image

Is it any Good?

On the face of it, Solex TV looks pretty good and was pegged as a replacement for Morpheus TV. Offering over 1,000 Live TV channels, as well as the ability to request content which is refreshingly different from many of the applications out there.

However, a closer inspection of the review on APK Time reveals a possible dark secret: https://apktime.com/how-to-install-solex-tv-apk-on-android 

A number of users discuss a screenshot of the developer admitting to tracking user’s locations, while others have had problems with malware injected into their device after using Solex TV.

By all accounts, there are rival opinions and some people have had a good experience with the application, but it’s enough to make us nervous.

Also, a number of reports that many of the channels aren’t working, which wouldn’t surprise us. Solex TV wouldn’t be the first application that promised “thousands of free channels” only for their users to find that many of them didn’t even work.

What Does it Do?

Solex TV uses web scrapers to trawl the internet and find working links that people have posted online. These links are then combined with web art to allow users to trawl through hundreds of channels, as well as older content and find a link that works.

Solex TV does not store any content on their servers, they are simply a library of links for users to access.

What Platforms Does it Work on?

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Solex Tv works on Android only

Features

  • 100+ Live TV Channels
  • Streams from Pluto TV
  • Countries covered include France, US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Brazil
  • Movies
  • Request content from the developer
  • Comedy TV
  • 24/7 Live TV Channels like mainstream news channels
  • Free

How to Install Solex TV

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Solex TV doesn’t have a working website, but you can get it from APK time, which is a trusted site, and also a great application to download, containing over a hundred TV streaming and other applications within.

Before you download Solex TV, you must make sure that your Android device can accept applications from an unknown source. You can do this on most devices by going to:

Setting> General> Security and then turning on Unknown Source

If these instructions differ to your device, then use Google for “Device + switch on unknown sources”

Then navigate to: https://apktime.com/how-to-install-solex-tv-apk-on-android in your browser and download the app.

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

That is questionable, a user from APK time flagged up a link from Virus Total which detected a Trojan-Dropper within the application.

Now, this could simply be adware of something more malicious.

Other users reported running the same tests and getting a clean sweep for the Ad-Aware Trojan Virus.

There have also been whispers that the application may use devices when they are inactive to mine for cryptocurrency, which is a pretty common stunt for some applications. You can always detect the presence of Malware or unsolicited use of hardware if your device seems abnormally hot when you pick it up and start to use it.

We recommend caution and scanning Solex with Malwarebytes prior to use just to be safe.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area. For example, Solex TV does a lot of streaming from Pluto TV, a free and legal application that streams niche TV channels and earns money from ad revenue. Now piggybacking off their streams certainly wouldn’t be legal.

Neither would the rest of their content. For safety and certainty, we recommend that you use a VPN with Solex TV.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We recommend that you use Solex TV with a VPN for a number of reasons:

  • Whether the stories about the developers tracking users’ locations is true or not, a VPN can help put your mind at ease. Using your VPN’s servers, you can obscure your location by changing your IP address. This could mean showing you in a different city, or even in another country. 
  • Accessing content that may be illegal means that your Internet Service Provider will be hot on your trail. As your provider, they register every single IP address you visit. If enough of those start coming up with illegal content, then they may throttle your connection, block URL’s and even blacklist you
  • Using 256-bit AES encryption a VPN can help keep you safe, anonymous and untraceable online. Using the same algorithms used by the US military. Meaning you can avoid anyone tracking or blocking you. Even your ISP.

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads served within the application

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

Solex TV Image

No, you can find download links here: https://apktime.com/how-to-install-solex-tv-apk-on-android

What Other Devices Does it Work on?

Solex TV only works on Android devices, for other Operating Systems you can find an emulator.

How Does The App Work?

Download, install and go. Simple and easy to use.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Best guess is that Solex TV is pretty new, maybe 6 months old, but certainly started in 2019

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

No idea, there is one comment from the developer on APK time and a screenshot of a Disqus talk, but apart from that, there isn’t much to go on.

Best Alternatives

There are quite a few batter alternatives and we would recommend you try all of them, before Solex TV.

For general movies and TV shows, our vote goes to TV Zion, Cyberflix, Bee TV and Tea TV.

For Live TV try Mobro, Red Box, Movies HD, and Live Net TV.

Our Opinion

Avoid Solex TV. Any stories we see about application tracking users, or potentially using offline hardware for crypto mining is a big no-no.

You could be skeptical and say it’s a rival developer, but the Disqus chats speak for themselves. There are plenty of better applications out there, without any worrying rumors hanging over their head.

 

Install Liveplanet TV on a Firestick

Live Planet TV

Live Planet TV Image

Is it any Good?

Live Planet TV has grown quickly since coming around in early 2018, they’ve already amassed over 3,000 likes on their Facebook page:

And have received a lot of good reviews, which is rare for Android TV streaming applications in the early stages, there’s also been a slew of updates with the last in March.

Live Planet TV promises access to over 800 channels which is enormous. Only Mobdro and Red Box do more, being free as well.

So far, so good.

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Here are the main reasons why you must use a VPN:

  • Your activities are hidden from your ISP, the government, and from the apps you are using.
  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

A VPN works be replacing your ISP-assigned IP address and creating an encrypted tunnel. We recommend the no log service offered by IPVanish. It works well on a Firestick and offers the fastest possible speeds.

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What Does it Do?

Live Planet TV is solely dedicated to providing live TV streams. There is a small library of movies and TV shows, but really it’s about Live TV especially sports.

They find working streams for Live TV around the world and put them into the application, giving you a series of links to try if the first one does not work.

What Platforms Does it Work on?

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Live Planet TV works on any device that uses Android

Features

  • 800+ Live channels
  • Television from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, US, UK, Bangladesh, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, and Spain
  • Kids TV
  • Sports TV
  • Religious TV
  • Simple and clean user interface
  • No sign up required
  • Cast Live TV using Local Cast
  • Works with a wide range of external media players

How to Install Live Planet TV

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In order to install the Android application on your phone, you’ll first need to go to Settings> General and then Security.

There should be an option for you to allow applications from unknown sources or authors, turn this on.

Afterward visit: http://liveplanettv.com/ and download the apk file directly from the website.

Install and run the application and you should be good to go.

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, judging from the Facebook reviews, Live Planet TV seems to be safe and stable.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area but barely, you are accessing hundreds of premium channels you would have to pay for. If you use Live Planet TV without a VPN you may find many of the channels do not work because your Internet Service Provider has blocked the URL or the content is region locked to the country the channel is coming from.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We always recommend you use a VPN with Live Planet TV:

  • As a provider of Live Tv Channels from all over the world, some of these channels may have their content locked to the region. So, an Italian stream may ask that you be in Italy. This is called Geo-IP locking. With a VPN provider, you would simply log into an Italian VPN server and be able to access the content
  • Live TV illegal streams are high on the list for ISPs working against piracy. By law, in most countries, they can retain the data from your internet history for a year or more. So, they know that you are watching streams illegally. They can block your access, slow down your internet connection or even blacklist you
  • A VPN allows you to circumvent ISP snooping by encrypting your connection. Using military-grade 256-bit encryption you are able to keep your data safe and secure. All your ISP can see if your connection disappearing into a VPN’s DNS Server and then reappearing.
  • Not only are you able to modify your geographical location but also your IP address, which prevents traffic being tracked back to you by malicious third parties

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

Yes, there are ads served in-app, but they are not intrusive

Is There a Premium Version?

No

Is There an Official Website?

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Yes, you can find a simple but well-designed one-page site here: http://liveplanettv.com/ 

What Other Devices Does it Work on?

Live Planet Tv only works on devices with Android OS, if you have an Apple Device, Windows or Linux you can look for a suitable emulator.

How Does The App Work?

Download, install and go. Live Planet TV is really easy to get started with.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

According to their Facebook Page, Live Planet TV have been around since February 2018

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

The development team seems pretty responsive through Facebook to queries and questions from their fans. Also, we are guessing by their language and love of critic that come from India or that region.

We like a responsive development team, as if they are interested then the application will keep stable and updated for longer.

Best Alternatives

When it comes to Live TV there are 3 decent alternatives: Media Box, Mobdro and Red Box:

Media Box

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  • Simple and clean UI
  • Movies and TV as well
  • Good range of Sports Channels
  • Adult section
  • Wide range of categories including documentaries and religion
  • TV channels from 60+ countries
  • Their M3U channel inputs make it easy for the application to update its sources.

Make sure to read our article on Media Box.

Mobdro

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  • Over 1,000+ live TV Channels
  • One of the best original Live TV applications out there daring back to 2016
  • Terrarium style Live TV calendar to see what’s on and exciting in the coming week
  • You can pay a small fee down download content 
  • Access a wide range of high-quality HD and 4K streams
  • Big back catalog and range of content

Make sure to read our article on Mobdro.

Redbox

  • Quite similar in layout to Mobdro
  • Channels from 17+ countries
  • Hundreds of channels
  • Favorite channels
  • Section for Movies and TV shows as well
  • Input a password to stop kids using the application
  • Tailored software for less buffering
  • Good range of categories and content

Make sure to read our article on Redbox.

Our Opinion

Live Planet TV is a solid application with a good range of countries and channels. It deserves a place with our best alternatives as being a serious contender and a great back up.

 

Helix IPTV

Helix IPTV

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Is it any Good?

Helix is a relatively new IPTV provider which has been receiving good reviews for its stability and pricing. They offer a number of paid packages which allows you to choose regionally between over 6,500+ channels.

They offer a massive choice of channels and honestly the number of Videos on Demand (VOD) can be quite overwhelming at first. 

Helix also has one of the biggest ranges of adult channels for an IPTV provider, giving you a choice of over 100 channels to watch.

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  • Your activities are hidden from your ISP, the government, and from the apps you are using.
  • You can access additional movies and TV streams.
  • ISP attempts to throttle are thrwarted thus reducing buffering issues.
  • Geographically restricted content like Netflix and Hulu can be unblocked.

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What Does it Do?

Helix IPTV delivers paid cable channels from all around the world. You can choose from 5 different packages:

UK Helix – 7 Euros Per Month

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Choose from a wide range of UK content only, doesn’t include Pay Per View and 3PM (Live Premier League Football

US/CA Helix – 7 Euros Per Month

US/Ca Helix

Content from the US and Canada only. Include Fox, NBC Sports, local US, and Canada TV Channels, as well as PPV and 3PM

Single Helix –  9.50 Euros Per Month

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Includes all content from UK, US, and Canada as well as Video on Demand

Double Helix – 10.50 Euros Per Month

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Content from UK, US, Canada as well as all international channels and VOD

Triple Helix – 11.50 Euros Per Month

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All content as well as Adult channels

All packages are for 1 connection only, but you can purchase up to 3 additional connections for the Single, Double and Triple Helix packages. Each additional connection costs an added 5.75 Euros per month.

Also, packages are discounted, if bought as a quarterly, biannual or annual package.

Discounts work out about the following

Quarterly – 10% discount 

Biannual – 20% discount

Yearly – 33% discount

What Platforms Does it Work on?

One of the biggest plusses for Helix is that it seems to work on almost anything:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Enigma
  • Formuler
  • GSE
  • Kodi
  • Perfect Player
  • Firestick
  • Smart IPTV

Features

  • 6,500+ channels from 50+ countries
  • Good Electronic Programming Guide (EPG)
  • Minimal Lag
  • Good uptime for almost all channels
  • Easily navigate channels by groups i.e. Sports, Adult, etc.
  • 100+ adult channels including 24/7 streams
  • HD channels available
  • Compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems
  • Compatible with VPNs
  • Good customer service which will reply within hours if you raise a ticket
  • Keep up to date with announcements through their Twitter feed
  • EPG automatically updates regularly
  • Reasonably priced

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, Helix TV is widely used and pretty popular. There have been quite a few positive reviews posted on Reddit, and they have been going since September 2018 if their Twitter is anything to go by.

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a gray area but not by much. Like with all Live TV providers they are streaming content which is clearly meant for a particular country or provider. So, it is certainly not legal or being given by the consent of the TV producers. Which is why we recommend that you use a VPN.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We think its best to use Helix IPTV with a VPN for a number of reasons:

  • If you are wanting to watch international channels, then you may be restricted by your geographic location. Say for example you wanted to watch the NFL in the US, from the UK. Helix may provide a channel to watch but your service will be blocked if your IP is found to originate from the UK. Using a VPN, you can alter your IP address to a server in the US from your VPN provider.
  • Your Internet Service Provider will actively be looking for connections that have a high amount of data usage and are accessing content that is suspect or could be illegal. Your connection may then be flagged, those IP’s distributing the content blocked and your internet may be slowed down, leading to greater lag and longer buffering
  • A VPN can afford you absolute privacy and anonymity depending on your provider. Using a Tier 1 Provider like IPVanish will allow you to remain untraceable with not even your ISP able to discern where your traffic is going, as your data will be encrypted using military-grade 256-bit AES encryption.

 

Note – We recommend installing an active VPN on your device before using any IPTV service. This is to keep your information private as many of the IPTV providers don’t have a legal license to some of the channels they offer. We recommend IPVANISH VPN.

 

Screenshots with Step by Step Instruction to Install IPVanish on a Firestick

1.  Click Home on your remote and scroll once to your left. It will be the search icon.

Step 6 Install IPVanish on Firestick

 

2. You can either say IPVanish to your Alexa’s voice-enabled remote or start typing it. If you typed it, click on the suggestion when it appears.

Step 2 Install IPVanish on Firestick

 

3. Click on the IPVanish icon.

Step 3 Install IPVanish on Firestick

 

4. Click on Download

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5. Wait to download.

Step 5 Install IPVanish on Firestick

 

6. Wait to install.

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7. Click on Open.

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8. Input your username and password to log in.

Step 8 Install IPVanish on Firestick

 

9. Click Connect.

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Is it Free?

Helix IPTV isn’t free, a number of reviews refer to a 1 Euro trial for 48 hours, but we weren’t able to find it on their website at this time.

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

There are no adverts served within the application, though adverts will be served in the channels, depending on the channel provider. This has no relation to Helix.

Is There a Premium Version?

Yes, there are 5 premium subscriptions, covered in detail at the start of this article.

Is There an Official Website?

Yes

What Other Devices Does it Work on?

Helix works on a wide range of devices and there are a number of set up guides provided on the website.

With helix, just download and install following the setup guides provided

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

Based on their Twitter page, since September 2018

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

We couldn’t get any information about the team, but they seem super responsive to support tickets, and also their Twitter feed is a nice touch for ongoing updates.

Best Alternatives

If you are looking for a free alternative then you can plum for Mobdro or Red Box, which have about 1000 channels apiece. But it’s worth saying the quality and range of channels available is never going to compare for a paid service.

The biggest paid IPTV service is Player’s Klub which offers 2,500+ channels, mainly based around the US, UK, and Canada for around $8 a month.

Our Opinion

Helix is solid and impressive. The reviews consistently say that its well-priced, and the programming is stable. The development team seems to be highly responsive and we think this a great intro IPTV premium player for anyone looking to experiment and wanting better quality than free providers can give.

 

Install TV Tap APK on a Firestick for Free Live TV, Sports and Movies

TV Tap

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Is it any Good?

TV Tap has grown quickly in popularity since it first came around in mid-2018, offering 150+ channels for free. It’s easy to use with a great UI that has attracted many loyal users. Part of what makes this app special is that it comes in a version intended for Firesticks and a regular Android version.

It’s also a good app because it does what it says and keeps the frills to a minimum. Most of the channels aren’t HD, but they are stable. In our experience, IPTV apps with tens of thousands of HD channels tend to die quickly. It’s the apps like Mobdro and TV Tap that focus on reliability and a reasonable number of channels that stand the test of time. Plus, ad-free versions are usually available.

What Does it Do?

TV Tap concentrates on traditional cable and broadcast channels, like ABC News, A&E, Comedy Central, etc. It also has some premium channels, like Cinemax, Showtime and Starz. 

You can use an internal video player (Go Player) or Mx Player pro to view the videos. We used to recommend MX Player as the video output tends to look a little nicer, but we’ve run into audio issues lately with MX Player. To use Go Player, just start playing the video and hit the button that says Full Screen.

This app is quite similar to Mobdro and Redbox in that it’s been around for a long time providing a reliable source for free cable. Channel categories include:

  • Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Music
  • News
  • Sports
  • Documentary
  • Kids
  • Food

What Platforms Does it Work on?

TV Tap only works on Android devices and Firesticks.

Features

  • 150+ Live TV Channels
  • Also features a wide selection of movies and TV Shows
  • Easy to use the search function
  • Supports almost all video formats
  • Wide range of supported subtitles
  • HD streams are available 
  • You can download some content
  • No adverts at all, the application is totally free
  • Buffers Live TV quickly
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Favorite TV Channels

How Do You Install TV Tap?

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You can download the application directly from their website: tvtap.bz

Remember that if you are on a Firestick or Android TV box, you’ll want to get that version as opposed to the version for Android Phones and Tablets. As of writing this article, the version for Phones and Tablets is 2.2 and the version for Firesticks and Android TV boxes is 2.9. We’ve also found some additional links for you that you can use.

Note: ReviewVPN.com does not host this APK file. It is hosted on Archive.org.  

 

Download TV Tap

 

The version above is the official version for Firesticks. If you want the version for Android phones and tablets, you can get it through the aforementioned official website. You can also currently find the modded ad-free version for Firesticks here.

Before installing TV Tap, you might need to adjust your device to allow unknown sources.  On an Android phone or tablet, this can generally be found under Settings> General > Security

If you are unable to find the right setting then just Google your device + “install apps from unknown sources”

 

How to Install TV Tap on a Firestick

  • From the home screen, scroll right until you reach Settings
  • Scroll down one and to the right until you reach My Fire TV
  • Scroll down one and click on Developer Options
  • Turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
  • Click the home button on your remote and scroll once to the left to access the Amazon App Store
  • Search for Downloader or say Downloader to your Alexa voice-enabled remote
  • Install Downloader by clicking on the icon and then hitting Download (or Get) and Open
  • Type reviewvpn.com/tvtap (for the official version)

FAQ

TV Tap Won’t Open

We’ve experienced some issues opening TV Tap, primarily on the first run after installation. If you open it and you get a white screen, go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Installed Applications -> TV Tap -> Force Close -> Open. This should resolve any issues you have on a Firestick.

Is it Safe to Use?

TV Tap is safe to use, but make sure not to confuse it with similar-sounding websites and applications. For example, there is another app called Tap TV which has no relation whatsoever!

Is it Legal or Grey?

It’s a grey area but not by much, a lot of the channels are actually already free to stream but through their respective applications. 

The content for the latest movies and TV shows though is likely to be blocked if you are not using a VPN provider.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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There are a couple of reasons why we always suggest you use a VPN:

  • A VPN will allow you to stay safe and anonymous online. 
  • Your Internet Service Provider may block up to 50% of the content that you could potentially see online, as it is illegal or there has been a complaint lodged about the legality of being able to distribute that content. With a VPN you can look at anything you like. Your connection is encrypted using 256-bit encryption, the same used by the US Army. Meaning that your ISP is unable to snoop on what you are looking at
  • A VPN allows you to hide your original IP address, and appear to everyone including your ISP that you are logging on from a different physical location in your country. You can even log into different servers abroad, and access region-restricted content.
  • A VPN allows you to keep your data safe from malicious third parties and makes you untraceable with a Tier 1 Provider like IPVanish

Is it Free?

Yes

Are There Ads? (If it has ads is there a modded version)

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Tap TV has no ads in the modded version!

Is There an Official Website?

Yes! TVTap.bz

What Other Devices Does it Work on?

TV Tap only work on Android devices

How Does The App Work?

It pulls live TV channels from around the world and offers them to view using their servers. They focus on standard definition content to offer greater reliability and be able to provide streams to a larger audience. 

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

History

How Long Has it Been Around?

From reviews, we can tell that it’s been around about a year since mid-2018.

Is it a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is The Development Team Like?

No idea, we couldn’t find any information through a Facebook page or Reddit

Best Alternatives

There are 2 really good alternatives out there:

Mobdro:

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  • 800+ channels
  • Best selection for a free Live TV application
  • You can turn off adverts
  • Pro option to stream offline
  • Live Event TV Calendar
  • Great Terrarium clone
  • HD streams available

Read our guide to install Mobdro on a Firestick.

Red Box:

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  • Great layout
  • Really easy to use
  • Quick buffering time for Live TV
  • Watch channels from 17 countries
  • Good selection of content and channels

Read our guide to install Redbox TV on a Firestick.

Our Opinion

TV Tap is a solid application for free cable TV.

It’s great that they offer a version specifically made for the Firestick. This eliminates the need to add mouse functionality with Mouse Toggle and adjust the set orientation. The internal video player (Go Player) also works well. We’ll have to dig deeper into what’s causing the audio issues with MX Player, but we suspect most people would prefer not to have to use a second application anyway.

There is a good selection of TV Channels, but its nothing compared to the tens of thousands of channels you might find in Exousia, Mr. Zip and Ola TV Pro when those apps are working well. That said, TV Tap has been far more stable than those other apps.

Our final verdict is that if you like Mobdro and/or Red Box, you should definitely give TV Tap a try.

 

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