How to watch TV online with VLC

how to iptv vlc

Although many Android and PC users know the open source VLC player as a great application capable of opening practically any video format, the truth is that its powers go much further. We should mention VLC as one of the best IPTV list players to watch live television on the Internet, and today we are going to delve a little more into the subject by explaining how to configure these lists on our PC or mobile phone.

Remember that we can also use the KODI app for the same purpose, so if you have any problem with playing from VLC, don’t hesitate to take a look at THIS OTHER TUTORIAL .

First step: download the IPTV list with the TV channels

Before putting a straw into the player we will have to download the IPTV list that we are going to use to load the television channels in VLC. for that check out this website dedicated to IPTV Links or test free lists in this project in github.

It is important to mention that this list is constantly being updated, since the broadcasts made by the different networks over the Internet change their IP address from time to time, so if at any time we stop viewing a channel we will have to download the file again Latest M3U.

Of course, if we have any other IPTV list in M3U8 format, we can also add it to VLC using the same method.

How to Play an IPTV List in VLC

Once we have the IPTV file in our possession, we only have to add it to VLC. If we are using the player from a Windows PC, it is something as simple as setting VLC as the default player and double-clicking on the M3U8 file (we can also right-click with the mouse and select ” Open with -> VLC Media Player “, or from the player itself by clicking on the menu button ” Media -> Open file”).

vlc open file

This will automatically load the full list of channels and we will see how the first TV channel in the list is displayed on the screen. To access the rest of the channels, just go to the VLC toolbar and click on ” View -> Playlist “. 

iptv playlist vlc

How to load IPTV lists from VLC (Android)

In the case that we are using the version of VLC for Android, the thing is just as simple, or even more. Once we have downloaded the M3U8 or M3U file , we open the VLC app and from the side menu click on ” Folders “. We locate the IPTV list that we have just downloaded (usually it is in the “ Download ” or “ Downloads ” folder ) and we open it.

vlc open file


As in the Windows version, we will see how the first TV channel on the list is automatically loaded. To see and access the rest of the channels we just have to click on the playlist icon, which appears in the upper right corner of the screen .

vlc iptv loaded

If we have tried to play IPTV lists in other applications such as KODI, we will see that here with VLC the playback is much easier, with the extra attraction that VLC is also compatible with Chromecast natively (without the need for additional configurations as in KODI ). In short, one of the best tools to watch Internet TV easily and without complications.

Download VLC from its official website.

for more IPTV Playlists you can check this TELEGRAM Channel.

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