We all have busy lives, so there will always be times when you need to watch your sports team or catch up with some live news while you’re on-the-go.
In those cases, you need an Android mobile app that’ll let you steam live TV. We’re going to explore the best options.
(Note: Some of these apps also work on Android TV, but the platform is not the focus of this article.)
Mobdro is one of the best free IPTV apps for Android. It has amassed a huge following thanks to the hundreds of channels it offers from around the world.
Some of the more obscure channels do not work all the time. However, if you want to watch free streams of AMC, FOX, CNN, ABC, and the other popular US channels, along with the leading UK channels like BBC, ITV, and Sky Sports, it is a must-have app. Sadly, due to buffering, Mobdro is not a suitable way to watch Sky Sports during big events.
2. Live NetTV
But wait, is Mobdro even the best IPTV app for the Fire Stick and other Android-based devices?
Live NetTV provides access to more than 800 global live TV channels. The channels are split between nine different categories for easy navigation. The categories are Sports, Entertainment, News, Movies, Documentary, Cooking, Music, Kids, and Religious.
One of the coolest features of Live NetTV is the “Request a channel” function. If your favorite channel is not listed, you can reach out to the developer and ask them to add it. Anecdotally, they are quite responsive to requests as long as a source is available.
We also like Live NetTV’s external player support. You can stream the content through whichever popular Android video player you use every day, including MX Player and XMTV Player.
Lastly, Chromecast owners will be delighted to learn that Live NetTV is one of the few Android IPTV streaming apps that offers support for the dongle.
3. Redbox TV
Redbox TV offers live sports streams from around the world. Many of the biggest sports networks in the US and Europe are available, including FOX Sports, ESPN, Sky Sports, and BT Sports. As such, you can use the app to stream the NFL and the English Premier League directly on your mobile Android device.
At the time of writing, more than 1,000 free TV channels are available from more than 20 different countries. The countries with the largest listings are the US, UK, India, Spain, and France. The channels are subdivided into 22 different categories.
4. HD Streamz
HD Streamz offers users more than 1,00 live TV channels from 19 different countries. The list of countries includes IPTV from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and The Netherlands. But you’ll also find TV channels from more diverse markets such as Qatar, Serbia, and Pakistan.
Each channel has multiple stream sources. This is useful if you’re watching a big event (the biggest demand is often for pay-per-view events like boxing, UFC, and WWE) and the stream goes down.
In addition to the live TV, you can also use the HD Streamz app to listen to live radio.
5. Swift Stream
With 700 live IPTV channels, Swift Stream is another popular choice among people who want to watch sport, news, and entertainment channels from around the world.
The app supports DNLA and Chromecast and can be used on phones and tablets. Channels are sorted by country rather than by category.
6. FreeFlix TV
If you’re looking for quantity, FreeFlix TV is the winner. It offers 2,000 live HD TV channels for free. The channels originate from lots of countries, but all the biggest markets are well served. The most popular UK and US channels are all available.
Interestingly, FreeFlix TV also includes a section for live CCTV cams from around the world, as well as a near-endless list of HD movies on demand.
7. Relax TV
Relax TV isn’t as well know as some of the other apps, but it’s worth installing on your device.
You can tune into 70,000 live channels from all around the world. Though, as with any free IPTV app on Android, the uptime sometimes leaves a lot to be desired.
The app also supports multiple video players, means you can watch via MX Player, VLC Player, or any of the other well-known apps.
All channels in Relax TV are sorted by country, language, and genre for easy navigation. Some channels even have multiple servers available.
MTTV, short for My Total TV, is our final recommendation for anyone who wants free IPTV on their Android device in 2020 (iOS and Windows versions are also available, in case you want to install it on multiple devices).
The list of channels is sourced from across the planet. You find sports content like Eurosport, BT Sport, and beIN Sports, as well as regular channels such as National Geographic and FOX News.
How to Download the Android IPTV Apps
Given the nature of the content, you will not find these Android IPTV streaming apps in the Google Play Store (if you are lucky enough to find one, it will be taken down again before you know it).
If you are not familiar with how to sideload apps on Android, check out the article on our sister site, MakeUseOf.
Other Streaming Services
Mobdro is just one of many solid streaming services you can choose from. To learn more, read our list of the best streaming services for live TV, movies, and sport.