No one wants to pay for cable TV. It’s overpriced, 90 percent of the shows are rubbish, and there are too many ads. But if you dump cable, you’ll (theoretically) have to make some compromises. How will you get your live sports fix? Or 24-hour news from your favorite network?
One solution worth checking out is free IPTV. And we don’t mean services like Pluto TV and FilmON. Of course, they are still an important part of your cord-cutting weaponry—but you can expand the number of channels available to you with free IPTV subscriptions and playlists.
Keep reading to learn more or check out our guide to IPTV technology if you want more background information.
1. Fluxus IPTV
Fluxus IPTV is a free IPTV subscription. It comes in the form of an M3U link, so you’ll need to make sure you have an app that can read M3U playlists on either your desktop, mobile, or set-top box.
The free TV channels on Fluxus are mainly aimed at US- and UK-based viewers. At the time of writing, there are 58 channels available.
Some of the most popular TV channels on Fluxus are AMC, FOX Sports, National Geographic, Sky News, BBC News, Bloomberg, ITV, CNBC, and Box Hits.
Add this link to your app: https://pastebin.com/raw/ZzGTySZE.
2. Lodge TV
Lodge TV is like Fluxus; it provides an M3U playlist URL for free—you only need to add it to your IPTV player app. The list of channels is just as extensive as that on Fluxus, but there’s not much duplication between the two. As such, Lodge TV and Fluxus complement each other perfectly.
Some of the channels on Lodge TV include BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, MLB Live, Discovery Channel, ITV, ITV 2, TLC, Cartoon Network, and AXN.
Here’s the link: https://pastebin.com/raw/2D80tRy5.
3. Live Net TV
Live Net TV is a free IPTV service for Android. Sadly, it is not available on desktop or Apple devices.
In theory, there are more than 800 live TV channels available in the app. In practice, however, although at least 800 channels are listed, less than half of them are working at any one time. But considering it’s a free IPTV app that provides access to live TV from around the world, it’s still a reasonably good ratio. If you want reliability, you’ll need to consider a paid IPTV plan.
Fluxus is one of our favorite free IPTV providers. In addition to the IPTV playlist we mentioned earlier, they also have an M3U playlist dedicated to movies. Better yet, the main playlist is subdivided into language-specific lists. Eight languages are available—English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic.
Rather than being based around channels, Fluxus Cinema lists specific movies you can watch for free. More than 1,000 movies are available on the English subscription alone. Many films from 2018 and 2019 are available, including Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Pacific Rim, The Cloverfield Paradox, and many more.
Use this link for English films: https://pastebin.com/raw/jbqA0j82.
The blandly named IPTV is an open-source GitHub project which provides access to a collection of more than 8,000 publicly available IPTV channels from all around the world.
More than 500 US channels are available, as well as dozens from the UK, other European countries, and beyond. Many of the channels also have an accompanying XML EPG file that you can plug into your player to see upcoming programs for each channel.
Paste https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/index.m3u into your player to get started.
Modbro is perhaps the most well-known of all the free IPTV providers. It costs absolutely nothing to download and use, is available on both mobile and TV verisons of Android, and has some of the best up-time out of all the free solutions.
The service also has one of the best channel selections—especially for UK and US viewers. Networks like BBC, ABC, FOX, and CNN are all available for free.
7. Ask Your Paid IPTV Provider
Finally, if you have a grey market paid IPTV provider, it is always worth asking if they have a secondary service available for a discount cost.
We have seen examples of backup IPTV services being sold for as little as $1 if you subscribe to a provider’s main service. Reach out to them via their private Discord server and most will be happy to answer your inquiries.
Check out our list of the best paid IPTV providers for more information.
Consider Using a Paid IPTV Subscription
While the free IPTV subscriptions in this article work well when paired with regular IPTV apps from the Android and Apple stores, they are still no replacement for a paid IPTV service. None of them can be considered as one of the best streaming services for sport due to server load and buffering.
Paid plans have better support, uptime, and channel selection. You can pick one up for as little as $10 per month. Check out our list of the best IPTV services for more information.