If you‘re looking for the ultimate IPTV viewing experience on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV device, TiviMate is hands down your best option. With its polished interface, smooth performance, and seemingly endless features, it‘s easy to see why TiviMate has quickly become one of the most popular streaming apps.
In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll provide everything you need to know to get TiviMate installed, set up, and customized for flawless IPTV streaming. Whether you‘re a complete beginner or long-time expert, you‘re sure to pick up some helpful tips and tricks here. Let‘s dive in!
Why Choose TiviMate?
Before we get into the installation process, you may be wondering – why choose TiviMate over other IPTV players out there?
Well according to official download statistics, TiviMate has been installed on over 2 million devices – far more than competitors like IPTV Smarters or Perfect Player.
And across app stores and forums, TiviMate earns very positive reviews from users for its great interface, speed, and flexibility.
Tech experts like Troy from TROYPOINT rate it as the best IPTV option, saying "TiviMate continues to prove itself as arguably the best IPTV player available today."
So in summary, key reasons to choose TiviMate include:
- Slick and intuitive interface
- Smooth performance even on slower devices
- Packed with customization options
- Integrates with any IPTV service
- Available on Android, Fire OS, iOS, etc.
- Highly rated by users and experts
Let‘s get it installed on your device!
Overview of TiviMate 4.7.0
At the time of writing this guide, the latest version of TiviMate is 4.7.0.
This update included the following changes:
- Faster EPG loading times
- Ability to sort channels alphabetically
- Performance optimizations
- Various minor bug fixes
While not a major revision, the 4.7.0 update makes some helpful tweaks to improve the overall user experience. The developer actively maintains the app with new versions released frequently.
Now let‘s move on to getting TiviMate installed on your preferred streaming device.
How to Install TiviMate on Firestick / Fire TV
TiviMate can be installed on any Fire TV device including:
- Firestick (2nd Gen or newer)
- Fire TV (2nd Gen or newer)
- Fire TV Cube (any generation)
I‘ll be demonstrating installation on a Firestick 4K Max but all Fire TV models follow the same process.
For visual learners, here is a handy video guide showing the full installation process:[insert TiviMate install video]
Now let‘s walk through it step-by-step together!
Step 1: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
To install TiviMate from outside the Amazon Appstore, we first need to enable "unknown sources":
From the Firestick home screen, hover over the Settings icon and click My Fire TV.
Next select Developer Options.
- Note: If you don‘t see Developer Options, click Device > About. Select your device‘s name 7 times to enable developer mode.
Click Apps from Unknown Sources and turn it ON.
Finally, click Turn On again to confirm.
This permits us to install unapproved apps like TiviMate next.
Step 2: Install the Downloader App
We‘ll use the Downloader app to install TiviMate on our Firestick:
From the home screen, click the search icon and type in "Downloader"
Select Downloader from the list of results.
On the Downloader page, click Download.
Once downloaded, click Open to launch the app.
The Downloader app is now ready to install TiviMate.
Step 3: Download & Install TiviMate
Now we can use Downloader to grab TiviMate and get it installed:
In the Downloader app, click on the browser/URL bar at the top.
https://www.hobsoft.com/tinto the bar and click Go.
On the TROYPOINT Toolbox screen, scroll down to TiviMate and click Download.
Once the download finishes, click Install.
Next select Done to close the installation window.
Back in Downloader, click Delete to remove the TiviMate APK file.
That‘s all there is to it! TiviMate is now installed and ready to set up on your Firestick.
How to Install TiviMate on Android TV / Google TV
In addition to Fire TV devices, TiviMate can also be installed on any Android TV or Google TV streaming device such as:
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV
- Xiaomi Mi Box
- TiVo Stream 4K
- Walmart onn. Devices
- Any Android TV box
Here are the steps to get TiviMate installed:
Enable "Unknown Sources" in device settings to allow sideloading.
Download and install Downloader app from the Google Play store.
Open Downloader and enter the TiviMate URL from Troypoint to download.
Click Install to install the TiviMate APK file onto your Android TV device.
Delete the APK file when finished to save storage space.
The install process is virtually identical across all Android TV platforms. In no time you‘ll have TiviMate ready to configure.
Setting Up & Configuring TiviMate
With TiviMate installed, next we need to connect our IPTV service and configure TiviMate to our preferences.
Connect Your IPTV Playlist
Launch the TiviMate app and click on Add Playlist.
Choose between adding a M3U Playlist URL or Xtream Codes login credentials.
Enter the details provided by your IPTV provider. This is usually found in your welcome email or member‘s area.
Click Next and wait for TiviMate to process and load the channels.
Your IPTV channels will now populate within TiviMate, ready for streaming!
Import EPG Data for TV Guide
For full TV guide support, we also need to import EPG data:
After adding your playlist(s), click Import EPG on the next screen.
If your IPTV provider supplied a separate EPG URL, enter it here. Otherwise, leave blank.
Click Done to import and process program data. Give it a few minutes to fully load.
With EPG imported, you‘ll have complete program listings in the guide for seamless channel surfing!
Create Your Favorites List
One of TiviMate‘s best features is the ability to create a custom favorites section:
In the channel list, long press the SELECT button on a channel you want to favorite.
Choose Add to favorites from the menu.
Repeat the process for any other channels you want as favorites.
Now you can easily access just your favorite channels in the Favorites section!
Adjust Key Settings to Your Preference
Don‘t forget to dive into TiviMate‘s settings to tweak things like:
Guide interface – Choose color scheme & number of channels to display
Playlist labels – Set custom names for each of your connected playlists
Auto-update interval – Configure how often TiviMate refreshes guide data
Take a few minutes to browse the various options and adjust TiviMate to your liking!
Set Up PIN Lock / Parental Controls (Premium)
With a premium account, you also gain access to handy parental controls:
Go to Settings > Parental Control
Create a custom PIN number
Toggle on the restrictions you want locked behind the PIN
Now you can shield kids from adult content or prevent unwanted TiviMate changes.
And that covers the key steps for getting up and running with TiviMate! Next I‘ll provide some pro power user tips…
Advanced Tips for Power Users
Beyond basics, TiviMate offers tons of options for customization and taking your streaming to the next level.
Here are some top tips for TiviMate power users:
Use an External Player for Enhanced Playback
The native TiviMate player works great, but you can use a third-party player:
Open TiviMate settings
Choose External Players
Pick a player like MX Player or VLC for Android
On a channel, select "Play With…" to open in external player
This unlocks more robust playback controls and capabilities.
Adjust Advanced Visual Options
Under Appearance settings, you can fine-tune:
Player transparency – Set transparency of player background
Panels timeout – Adjust how quickly menus auto-hide
App theme – Switch between light or dark mode
Screen saver timeout – Enable screensaver when paused
Tweak to your desired visual experience.
Use Multiple Playlists for Backup
If your main playlist goes down, add a free backup:
Click Add Playlist
Enter backup playlist URL
Toggle the backup on/off as needed
Now you‘ve always got a working playlist ready!
Organize Channels into Custom Groups
Tidy up your channel list by creating groups:
From the TV guide, click the menu icon and choose Manage Groups
Assign channels to a custom group name
Access groups from the sidebar or assign to favorites
With strategic grouping, you can reduce channel clutter.
And believe it or not, that still barely scratches the surface of what TiviMate can do! The developer is always adding great new features too.
Next I‘ll cover troubleshooting steps for common issues…
Troubleshooting TiviMate Problems
Inevitably you may encounter some hiccups using TiviMate. Here are fixes for the most common problems:
TiviMate Won‘t Open – Just Black Screen
If TiviMate immediately closes or shows black screen on launch, try:
- Clear app data via device settings > apps > clear data
- Ensure you have the latest TiviMate version
- Re-install TiviMate and re-add your playlist
Clearing data and re-installing typically resolves any launch issues.
EPG Guide Not Working – "No Information"
If your EPG shows "No information" or isn‘t populating:
- Try manually initiating EPG update via the menu
- Double check your EPG URL is entered correctly
- Toggle automatic updates off and do manual updates
Also ensure your IPTV provider isn‘t having EPG server problems.
If you receive errors adding a playlist URL:
- Verify URL is entered correctly without any typos
- Try alternative playlist URLs if your service provided multiples
- Disable VPN if connected and try adding playlist again
- Reboot device and retry from fresh start
Double check with your IPTV provider that your subscription is active and URL is correct.
With just a little troubleshooting, you‘ll have TiviMate working smoothly again in no time!
Avoiding TiviMate Scams & Imposters
When searching for TiviMate online, you may stumble across suspicious sites claiming to offer "TiviMate IPTV" subscriptions.
I want to warn you – these are 100% scams impersonating the real TiviMate app.
The real TiviMate does NOT provide any live TV content itself. It simply plays channels from your own IPTV subscription.
Any website offering live TV under the TiviMate name is fraudulent and unsafe. Never enter your personal or payment information on these fake services.
Be vigilant and only download TiviMate from official sources. The developer would never offer IPTV subscriptions directly.
Stick to trusted sites like Troypoint and only purchase TiviMate Premium within the official Companion app. Stay safe out there!
Final Thoughts on This IPTV Player
Well there you have it…everything you could possibly need to know about using TiviMate on Firestick, Android TV, and more!
In my experience testing dozens of IPTV apps, none come close to matching the polished interface, silky performance, and robust capabilities of TiviMate.
While it may seem intimidating at first, this guide should give you the confidence to get TiviMate downloaded, installed, and customized to your needs.
Now with your IPTV service and TiviMate ready to go, you can kick back and enjoy seamless live TV streaming!
Here‘s to the ultimate viewing experience with TiviMate. Never miss your favorite shows, movies, sports, and more.