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How To Load/Add M3U/M3U8 IPTV Playlists Manually On Supported Devices

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"Is there any free M3U/M3u8 play list? How do I play or load M3U/m3U8 files on those supported devices? All the IPTV items are included, please read the following articles carefully to solve your doubts of M3U/M3U8 playlist on IPTV ----- FMUSER"


1) What is M3U/M3U8?

2) Requirement for using M3U/M3U8 IPTV Playlists On Any Device

3) How To Use M3u/Mu8 Playlists On Window or PC or Mac

4) How To Add M3u/M3u8 IPTV Playlists on Your Device?

5) How to Create or Open a IPTV .M3u File?

6) How To Add M3u/M3u8 IPTV Playlists On KODI

7) How To Add/Load m3u/m3u8 IPTV Playlists Manually on Other Devices

8) Best Free IPTV APPS to Download


M3U (MP3 URL or Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 Uniform Resource Locator in full) is a computer file format for a multimedia playlist.According to our research, some questions are closely related to this article, you may find the answers out of these questions:

● What is an m3u/m3u8 file?
● How do I play m3u files?
● How do I create a m3u list?
● How do I open m3u files in Windows 10?
● What is m3u URL for IPTV?
● Is m3u the same as mp3?
● How do I add m3u to IPTV?
● How do I use m3u with VLC?

● Can Windows Media Player play m3u files?


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1) What is M3U/M3U8?

● M3U simply means 'Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 Uniform Resource Locator'. It is a computer file format for multimedia playlist such as m3u IPTV playlist. The m3u file format enable the users to create a single entry multimedia playlists or m3u iptv playlists on the internet.

● The M3U8 file extension is 'A UTF-8 Encoded Audio Playlist file'. It is usually features with different URL for each streaming TV channels and audio. It is usually in plain text files that can be used for IPTV players like Xtream, Smarter IPTV, VLC to determine where the streaming files are sited. hence there’s no other specific differences between the two rather than what I have just stated above

See Also: The Most Important IPTV Player Protocol - SRT Open SourcesWhat You Need To Know

2) Requirement for using M3U/M3U8 IPTV Playlists On Any Device 

To have good live streaming experience on any device using m3u/m3u8 playlists there are some criterion needs to meet up as listed below:               

● Internet Connection: 

Without good, stable, unlimited data and high speed internet, IPTV won’t be enjoy fully as a matter of fact you will get frustrated.

● M3u/M3u8 IPTV Playlists: 

Internet may be good with unlimited data but if the IPTV service (Playlists) is not good or valid, you will get tired of using IPTV.

● Device/Apps Compatibility: 

Using supported devices or apps is important as stated above.

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3) How To Use M3u/Mu8 Playlists On Window or PC or Mac

There are many ways, using many types of different .M3u players, to open or to create .M3u playlist files on Windows. I'll take VLC Media Player and Simple TV as examples, you may roll down to see more free .M3u player options.

● VLC Media Player 
1. Download and Install the app from their official website
2. Launch the VLC Media Player
3. From the top left-hand corner, locate Open Network Stream
4. Locate http/https/ftp/mms option, and then enter the iptv playlists link and tap enter from your keyboard

5. The IPTV channels will be automatically synchronize and added to the playlists library and don’t forget to “click on Loop” to avoid freezing.

See Also: >>.m3u Extension - List of programs that can open .m3u files

NOTE: It is one of the best streaming player features with tiny program support many window version it can play many video and audio file formats, including .M3u/.M3u8 playlist file. It features with free decoding and encoding library, run m3u/m3u8 iptv playlists smoothly.

See Also: >>Guideline of Manually load IPTV .M3U/.M3U8 Playlist Streams on Various Devices

● Simple TV
Download and Install Simple TV from their official website and 
launch the Simple TV

2. Drag or Add playlist to the program and enjoying your channels

NOTE: Simple TV is one of the best Streaming Media Player with friendly user interface and it support many IPTV file format and easy to browse TVchannels.

See Also: >>What Is an M3U8 File?

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4) How To Add M3u/M3u8 IPTV Playlists on Your Device?


1. First of all, Download MX Player from google play store
2. Download and Install IPTV Pro developed by alexander Sofronov
3. Launch the app
4. Tap on the Add or + icon
5. Select “Add playlists file” or enter “m3u url”

6. Tap Save and the channels will be automatically added if the file or url is valid.

NOTE: You can also use Smarters IPTV to add m3u/m3u8 IPTV playlists on Android devices

See Also: Watching IPTV in Windows 10 Only With These SIX Steps!

Smart TV Samsung and LG

1. First download Smart TV App from your Smart TV Apps Store.

2. Install Smart TV App following the wizard setup and then launch it. (You would see a message on the screen indicating that you only have 7 days free trial and you have to purchase the app for € 5.49 for a lifetime license).
3. Locate your MAC address on the right of your screen: take a note of it because you are going to use it in the next step.
4. Go to
5. Type your MAC address in the indicated field (MAC).
6. Upload your m3u or m3u8 playlist file in the field “File : Choose File” OR paste the link in the “URL” field if you have a link iptv URL.

Note: Notice that these guidelines apply to Samsung and LG Smart TV, because the process may differ with other brands.

See Also: >>7 Most Effective Ways to Create an M3U Playlist on Itunes&Windows

iPhone iPad and Apple TV

Here we will be practicing on GSE SMART IPTV PRO which is an amazing and highly rated up, and above all it’s FREE. You can download it from App Store.

1. Go to the App Store and install the GSE SMART IPTV PRO app 
2. Open the settings menu 
3. Click on Remote Playlists. 
4. Click on the + button and choose the Add M3U URL option. 
5. Enter a name in the Playlist Name field (Example: TV) and delete all existing data and all spaces in the Playlist link field and enter the URL address that you have.

Note: There are many Apps to run IPTV on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, and you can pick whatever IPTV app for iOS you like.

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5) How to Create or Open a IPTV .M3u File?

One can easily create a .m3u file using a text editor, such as Notepad or many other ways, using many .M3u players, to create playlist files,  you can make use of any of these following .M3u players by performing the following steps:

1. Creating a .M3u Playlist File Using Text Editor 

● Open Notepad or any other Text Editor.
 Next, type the Exact Path of each of the .mp3 files that you want to play continuously.

 Now, save as an .m3u file which means to Save the text file with the .m3u file extension.
● Save the playlist file in the same directory as the .mp3 files. (Do not save then move it.)

Note: M3U files are the most cross-compatible playlist file for different devices and operating systems, but feel free to create or save additional playlist files (using the same file name) with different formats. If for some reason you are unable to open a .m3u file using a compatible media player, then you may need to download other(like those we mentioned in this page) .M3u media players to open the required .m3u file.

Important: The path of each audio file must be listed in a separate line.

2. Creating a .M3u Playlist File Using Windows Media Player .M3u player:

● Create and Save a Playlist in WMP (from Microsoft)  

Tip: You can drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to Windows Media Player's list area

2.1 You can Open a .M3u Playlist File on Windows Through:

● Apple iTunes .M3u player
● RealNetworks RealPlayer .M3u player
● Nullsoft Winamp Media Player .M3u player
● VLC Media Player .M3u player
● Foobar2000 .M3u player
● Roxio Creator 2010 .M3u player

etc...(.Other M3u Players we mention above or below)

3. Creating a .M3u Playlist File Using iTunes

● Creating an iTunes Playlist (from ehow) 
● Export a iTunes Playlist (from wikihow) 

Note: The big catch with iTunes .M3u playeris that by default, iTunes .M3u player copies new audio files to your iTunes Media folder, and then works with them in that folder instead of your original directory. That means that the playlist file you create will, by default, appear in the iTunes Media folder instead of the folder where you originally had the audio files. 
You can find the location of your iTunes Media folder under Preferences... -> Advanced.

To get around this problem, either:
● save the playlist to the appropriate folder in the iTunes Media folder, or
● under Preferences... -> Advanced, uncheck "Copy Files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" before adding the .mp3 files to iTunes.
To double check that the playlist worked properly, open the playlist in a text editor (such as Notepad or TextEdit), and make sure the playlist just has the file names and is not looking for files in /Users/nnels/Music/iTunes/, or the like.

3.1 If you use a Mac OS, you may open a .m3u file using any of the following programs:

● Apple iTunes .M3u player
● VLC Media Player .M3u player
● RealNetworks RealPlayer .M3u player

4. If you use Linux, you may open a .m3u file using any of the following programs:

● VLC Media Player .M3u player
● XMMS .M3u player

6) How To Add M3u/M3u8 IPTV Playlists On KODI

Kodi .M3u player is an online streaming media and it support many streaming devices like PC, Android TV Box or Smartphone with different version of the program.
Installation Guide:

1. Download and Install KODI .M3u player from their Official website
2. Open Kodi .M3u player and navigate to System
3. Select TV and general then click on Enabled
4. Wait for few seconds, you will get pop up indicating “No PVR Client Enable” Tap OK
5. Scroll down and Tap “PVR Simple Client” and Click Enable then Select Configure
6. In “General” tap on “M3u Playlist URL”
7. Add your M3U URL into the address portal and tap on “OK” twice
8. Reboot Kodi application or program and launch again and goto “Live TV” the channels will be added automatically.

7) How To Add/Load m3u/m3u8 IPTV Playlists Manually on Other Devices

Openbox Z5 Mini orAlphabox X4/X6/X6 or 2778 Protocol Receiver

1. First of all, You have to enable patch by press 2778 from your remote control to enable hide menu like cccam, Key editor/softcam key and IPTV
2. Make sure that the iptv playlists file has been downloaded to the flash drive
3. Press Menu>>>>>Navigate to UTILITY>>>>IPTV>>>>Press Blue button to import IPTV playlists file                                                                           

4. Wait for few seconds to check and update your receiver IPTV Channels library and start flexing

See Also: >>9 Useful Tips on Getting M3U Links From Streaming Sites 

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 SRT 4920/4922A/4922D+ 

1. Download the m3u file from the links offered by the provider

2. Copy the file to virus free flash drive
3. Insert to your decoder
4. Press Menu>>>>>File Manager>>>>>Locate the file and press ok
5. Decoder will automatically reboot itself

6. Press IPTV button from your remote and start enjoying

SRT 4950M/4950H/4950E 

1. Download the m3u file into your flash

2. Insert the drive to your decoder
3. Press Menu>>>>NetLink>>>>Upload>>>Press Blue to upload file

4. Wait for few seconds to add channels to your decoder library and start flexing

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8) Best Free IPTV APPs to Download

It is available as a trial for a few days so you can get a feel of the app before you buy the full version. However, there are plenty of different IPTV apps that you can use, some need to be charged, while some are free. The following apps: Lazy IPTV, GSE Smart IPTV ,Perfect Player IPTV, OttPlayer, Mobdro are one of the best free iptv apps.

● Lazy IPTV  (Click to downland)

1. Adding new content to Lazy IPTV .M3u player is easy. You access content from your local file system and paste URLs directly from the web or your device’s clipboard. The app works with HTTP and UDP streams, and can play videos directly from YouTube and the VK social network. There is also an integrated audio player for Internet radio channels.

2. Important point for an IPTV application, it supports electronic program guides (EPG). It can read EPG XML TV recorded in open-view, ZIP or GZ format. From a usability point of view, Lazy IPTV lets you add bookmarks, support nested folders, and create groups of playlists. You can export your playlists if you decide to switch to another application.
3. Finally, the home screen of the application is fully customizable. You can add shortcuts to the most watched channels and change the way content is displayed. 

Note: Among the best Free IPTV apps, our first choice is Lazy IPTV .M3u player. It supports M3U playlists in open-view, ZIP and GZ formats. The application can also run playlists in XSPF (XML Shareable Playlist) format.

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GSE Smart IPTV  (Click to download
1. The app is popular for good reason. First of all, it’s arguably the best looking IPTV app for Android. Its crisp design and EPG format similar to that of cable TV makes it easy to forget that you are even using an application.

2. Second, GSE Smart IPTV .M3u player is available on many more platforms than most of its competitors. You will find versions for Android, Android TV, iOS and Apple TV. The app is also Chromecast compatible. And remember, you can even install Android apps on Amazon Fire TV devices if you know how to side-load APK files.

3. In terms of functionality, GSE Smart IPTV supports EPG content in XML, ZIP and GZ format. It also offers native support for parental controls and subtitles (SRT files). Also, GSE Smart IPTV can read live streams from HTTP, HSL, M3U8, MMS, RTSP and RTMP sources. The application is funded by advertising. 

Note: GSE Smart IPTV .M3u player is one of the most popular Free IPTV Apps in the Google Play Store. It has been downloaded over a million times and received an average rating of 4.5 stars.

 Perfect Player IPTV  (Click to download)
1. The application supports M3U and XSPF playlists. And if you want to add an electronic program guide, you can use XMLTV (ZIP, GZ, XZ) and JTV.

2. You also have the choice between several decoder options: native, software, hardware and accelerated hardware. Other features include the ability to watch locally saved content, support for the UDP to HTTP proxy server, and automatic synchronization with the desktop version of the app for a consistent experience.

Like GSE Smart IPTV .M3u player, Perfect Player .M3u player uses an eye-pleasing theme and draws inspiration from cable and satellite EPGs. It is particularly popular among Android TV users who are looking for an alternative to the native Live Channels app.

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 OttPlayer (Click to download)

1. OttPlayer .M3u player supports four streaming protocols (HLS, RTSP, TS over UDP, RTMP) and M3U playlists. It does not work with XSPF playlists. You can also customize your channel icons and add your content sources to the OttPlayer website. Adding one to the site will sync it across all your devices.

2. Unlike many other Free IPTV Applications on Android, OttPlayer .M3u player is not ad-supported. That means you won’t have to wait for a channel to load while watching those annoying “Your video will be played in five seconds” messages. The countdown is zero. 

Note: OttPlayer is preinstalled on some smart TVs. It should be familiar to anyone with a Sharp, Hisense or Sony set. A Russian developer created the app. For a long time, it was only available in Russian. Fortunately, there is now an English version.

Mobdro (Click to download)
1. This app does not only allow you access to live TV, but you can also use it to watch movies, TV shows, documentaries and more. Basically, everything that is available on TV and in the movies can be watched on Mobdro. 

2. Unlike other apps that let you choose specific movies or TV shows, Mobdro lets you choose channels. You will then have access to any show or event currently being broadcast on this channel. This way the app basically allows you to watch cable for free. This program is perfect for people who want to get rid of their cable subscription to cut costs, but still want access to live events and their favorite TV shows. 

Note: Mobdro is a free application that allows you to watch streaming live TV events in your Android device. The app works by browsing the web to find all the best video streams. It then makes these feeds available through the app, so you can easily watch them on your device.

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Except for those .M3u file players for your portable devices we've mentioned above, the following programmes can also be applied for playing a .M3u file on IPTV

VLC Media Player .M3u player, GOM Audio .M3u player, iTunes .M3u player, AIMP .M3u playerAudacious .M3u player, Windows Media Player .M3u player, ALSong .M3u player, jetAudio .M3u player, Winamp .M3u player, GreenForce-Player .M3u player, Clementine .M3u player, PotPlayer .M3u player, Jsound .M3u player, BZR Player .M3u player, KMPlayer .M3u player, foobar2000 .M3u player, JaMP .M3u player, Passion Audio Player .M3u player, RealPlayer .M3u playerMediaMonkey .M3u player, Media Player Classic - Home Cinema .M3u player, MusicBee .M3u player, XMPlay .M3u player, Nightingale .M3u player, Jajuk, .M3u player etc... 

Plenty of FREE IPTV URLs of course!

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