Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an IPTV Box

IPTV box or Internet Protocol TV box is a piece of equipment that transmits internet signal to your TV. With this box connected to your TV, you can watch programs from your IPTV service provider. IPTV allows you to stream directly from the source media hence it loads immediately, giving users a seamless streaming experience.

What is included in a basic IPTV box?

If you will order this type of box, you should receive some or all of the following items:

  • 1 set top box
  • 1 Sky remote control
  • 1 HDMI cable
  • 1 Power cable (some IPTV box sellers ship a 12V adapter)
  • 2 AAA batteries and a manual or user guide
What are the features of an IPTV box?

IPTV cable box allows you to stream live media wherever you are. It also allows you to stream, broadcast, and subscribe to a video on demand. With a lot of IPTV cable boxes on eBay, you should look for a:

  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and USB capabilities – It should come with USB and Ethernet port and is Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Portable – It means it should be light and easy to move around. An IPTV receiver can be moved from one room to another and should not give you a problem when connecting it to a different TV.
  • HD capability – It should be able to deliver pictures in 1080p quality or in HD.
  • 3D Video support – At eBay, you can find many different brands of IPTV box that are 3D video capable.
What would you need to make an IPTV box work?

To make an IPTV work, you will need a strong internet connection. IPTV stands for Internet Protocol TV, hence it needs internet to function. Once you have a reliable internet connection, you should look for an IPTV service provider and sign up for a service. Most IPTV receivers are compatible with a large number of IPTV service providers.

What can you connect to an IPTV receiver?

Aside from your TV, you can also connect the following devices to your box or IPTV account and start streaming:

  • Computer – You can connect it via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
  • Tablets – You can connect it wirelessly to your IPTV account and stream from it.
  • Roku – You can connect it wirelessly to your IPTV account and stream from it.
  • Smartphones - You can connect it wirelessly to your IPTV account and stream from it.