How to set up IPTV in VLC media player to watch live TV

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How to set up IPTV in VLC media player to watch live TV 1
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Do you know you can watch live TV using VLC media player? If you are watching live TV from your computer, here’s how to set up IPTV in VLC media player to watch live TV channels.

There are many apps to stream IPTV, using VLC is just one of them. In this post, I’ll show you how to add the M3U to the VLC to play online videos or stream live IPTV channels.

M3U or MP3 URL is used to point media players to audio and video sources, including online sources. So if you have the M3U playlist URL, whether it is paid or free, here’s how you add them to VLC.

See also how to watch YouTube video in VLC media player.

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Set up IPTV in VLC media player to watch live TV

Follow the step by step instructions below to add M3U playlist URL or M3U file (downloaded file) to VLC media player to watch live TV.

Add M3U Playlist URL to VLC media player

  1. Download and install VLC media player.
  2. Launch VLC media player.
  3. Select Media.
  4. Select Open Network Stream.
  5. In Enter a network URL, add your M3U URL.
  6. Select Play or press Enter.
  7. To open the playlist, select View.
  8. Select Playlist.
  9. Right-click on any channel and press Play to start watching live.

If you have downloaded the M3U playlist file, add the downloaded file to VLC media player with the following steps.

Add M3U Playlist file to VLC media player

  1. Launch VLC media player.
  2. Select Media.
  3. Select Open File.
  4. Select the downloaded M3U file and select Open.
  5. To open the playlist, select View.
  6. Select Playlist.
  7. Right-click on any channel and press Play to start watching live.

Done, now you can watch live TV channels or IPTV using VLC media player.

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