Have you heard about XCIPTV and want to get it set up on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android device? If so, you’re in the right place!
In this detailed guide, I’ll show you exactly how to install and use XCIPTV to watch live TV on your favorite streaming devices.
By the end, you’ll learn:
- How to download and install XCIPTV
- Setting up the app with your IPTV service
- Useful features like Favorites, external players, recordings, and more
- Configuring advanced options for the best performance
- How XCIPTV compares to apps like Tivimate and Smarters IPTV
Let’s get started!
An Introduction to XCIPTV
First, what exactly is XCIPTV?
XCIPTV is one of the most popular media players used for watching IPTV on streaming devices like Firestick and NVIDIA Shield.
The app doesn’t provide any IPTV content directly. Instead, it‘s a video player that you pair with IPTV subscriptions to watch streams.
Some of the top reasons people love XCIPTV include:
- Slick and easy to use interface
- Ability to mark favorite channels
- Integration with external players like VLC and MX Player
- Useful tools like recording live TV
- Active development and updates
- Completely free to use (no paid subscription)
Essentially, XCIPTV takes streams from your IPTV service and presents them beautifully on your device with lots of handy features.
The setup process is quick and painless too. Let’s go through it step-by-step next.
Step 1: Install XCIPTV APK on Your Device
First things first, you need to get the XCIPTV app installed on your Fire TV or Android device.
Here are the steps to download and install it:
Enable Unknown Sources
Since XCIPTV isn’t available in the app stores, you need to enable installation of third party “unknown” apps first.
Go to Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources and turn it ON.
Download a File Manager App
Next, download a file manager app like Downloader (for Firestick/Fire TV) or X-Plore (for Android).
This allows you to download the APK installation file.
Download the XCIPTV APK
Open your file manager and enter this URL:
This will download the latest version of the XCIPTV APK to your device.
Note: Always make sure to download Android APKs from trusted sources for safety.
Once done, install the APK file from your file manager app.
And that’s it! XCIPTV is now installed and ready to be set up.
Step 2: Configure XCIPTV with Your IPTV Service
After getting XCIPTV installed, the next step is pairing it with your IPTV subscription.
When you first launch XCIPTV, it will ask you to sign in with your IPTV credentials:
Your IPTV provider will give you either an API code or M3U playlist URL to use here.
Enter your credentials and click Sign In. Allow any permissions it requests.
XCIPTV will now connect to your IPTV service and pull down the channel/video lists.
The entire process only takes about 1-2 minutes.
Once loaded, you’ll see the XCIPTV home screen with all available channel categories, EPG guide, movies, and more.
Congrats, you can now watch IPTV on XCIPTV!
XCIPTV Features and Usage
Now that you have XCIPTV up and running, let’s explore all of the great features it offers to enhance your IPTV experience:
One of my favorite XCIPTV features is the ability to mark specific channels as favorites. This creates a custom favorites list for quick access.
To add a channel to favorites:
Navigate to the channel you want to favorite
Long press the OK button on your remote for 1-2 seconds
A star icon will appear, adding it to your Favorites
Go to the Favorites section in the main menu to see the channel
External Video Players
You can integrate third party video players like VLC and MX Player into XCIPTV.
Go to XCIPTV Settings
Select Player option
Choose your preferred media player app
Click OK to set it as the default
This results in higher quality playback and added features from your video player of choice.
XCIPTV has DVR capabilities that allow you to record live TV to watch later.
To enable recording:
Go to Settings > Features
Turn on Enable Recording
Adjust settings like recording file location
Now when watching a live program, hit record to save it locally on your device storage.
You can use XCIPTV to stream IPTV across multiple devices synced to a single account.
Enable multi-screen under Settings to view your subscription on up to 5 devices concurrently.
XCIPTV offers basic parental control options like locking channels and hiding adult content.
Under Settings > Parental Control, you can set restrictions by rating or particular channel.
And Much More
Other great XCIPTV features include:
- Continue watching from last position
-IPTV playlist management
- Chromecast support
- Live program reminders
- Picture-in-picture mode
- Cloud EPG sync
- Flexible interface adjustment
XCIPTV is packed with tools that enhance and customize your IPTV viewing experience. Take some time to explore all of the options!
Comparing XCIPTV to Other IPTV Apps
How does XCIPTV stack up against some other popular IPTV apps like Tivimate, Smarters IPTV, Perfect Player, and OTT Navigator?
Here’s an overview table:
|XCIPTV||Easy favorites, external players, recordings, multi-screen. Free.||Limited customization and sorting options.|
|Tivimate||Highly customizable, robust EPG guide, automated channel management.||Confusing setup. No built-in favorites.|
|Smarters IPTV||Intuitive design, multi-playlist support, connection diagnostics.||Outdated interface, lacks features, buggy performance.|
|Perfect Player||Beautiful interface, great EPG, ease of adding playlists.||Few customization options, no favorites, lacks features of XCIPTV and Tivimate.|
|OTT Navigator||Made specifically for IPTV, convenient server selection, effective buffering options.||Paid app, limited EPG and player options compared to competitors.|
As you can see, each IPTV app has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. XCIPTV strikes a nice balance by being easy to use out of the box yet still offering handy personalization features.
Advanced users might gravitate more toward Tivimate for extreme customization. Casual streamers may prefer XCIPTV or Perfect Player for the simpler interfaces.
It’s worth trying a few options to see which IPTV app best fits your preferences and use case.
Advanced XCIPTV Tips and Tricks
Here are some pro tips for getting the most out of XCIPTV and take your streaming to the next level:
Using a VPN
A VPN like Surfshark or NordVPN helps protect your privacy and security while streaming. It also prevents throttling and geo-restrictions.
Check out my guide on the best VPNs for Firestick and Android TVs.
Enabling Extra Speed Mode
You can enable Extra Speed Mode under Settings > Player > Decoder. This forces hardware decoding for faster streaming.
Adding a Real Debrid Account
Pairing XCIPTV with Real Debrid unlocks higher quality movie/TV show links from file hosters. Enable under Settings > Hosters.
XCIPTV supports streaming IPTV simultaneously across up to 5 devices on the same account. Great for multi-TV households!
Refreshing Your IPTV List
If you experience issues or want to check for channel updates, refresh your M3U playlist under Settings > Playlist > Refresh.
Take some time to dive into all of the XCIPTV settings to unlock its full potential!
The Legality of Using IPTV & XCIPTV
When using third-party apps and services like IPTV and XCIPTV, many wonder about the legality.
Let‘s break it down:
XCIPTV itself is perfectly legal. It‘s just a media player app.
Your IPTV service might be operating in legal gray areas depending on where you live and local laws.
Accessing pirated VOD content is illegal. But IPTV mainly provides live TV streaming.
Streaming copyrighted material is generally not explicitly illegal for end users in most regions. Downloading is riskier.
Use a VPN to protect yourself when streaming. This adds a layer of privacy and security to your connections.
So in summary, XCIPTV and IPTV exist in a bit of a legal gray zone. Exercise appropriate caution when using third-party apps and services.
A good rule of thumb is streaming for personal viewing usually isn‘t targeted, but distribution of pirated streams or VODs could get you in hot water.
I hope this overview gives you a better understanding of the legal landscape surrounding XCIPTV and IPTV in general. Stay safe out there!
Closing Recommendations for XCIPTV
XCIPTV is one of my top recommendations for an IPTV player app on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TVs.
It delivers a smooth streaming experience, nice interface, and handy features you won’t find in most competitors.
Setting up XCIPTV is quick and easy. Just install it, enter your IPTV service credentials, and enjoy unlimited live TV in minutes.
I highly suggest giving XCIPTV a try if you want a quality free IPTV player. It works great and has everything the average streamer needs.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help out.
Enjoy XCIPTV and your new world of limitless live TV entertainment!