Selecting IPTV Service Provider

We get asked this alot. How do I select an IPTV Service provider?

Understanding that our opinion might be slightly bias due to us providing IPTV services, but we wanted to give you enough information on things to look for when selecting an IPTV Service provider. Here are some things to ask yourself or look for:

Device Compatibility:

Most IPTV providers will either have their own app, recommend an app, or allow you to use your own apps and device. If you are relatively new to IPTV, going with the providers app or recommended app is ideal. If you are more seasoned, you might choose to use a more configurable app or specialized device. While some providers offer an option of streaming content concurrently on a number of different devices, it’s important to note that some only allow access using specific devices at a time. With this in mind, you have to decide on how and when you want to access your content. Once you decide on your device of choice then you will have to narrow down your options to providers that meet your device needs. So if you narrow down the device you are looking to use (Android Box, Firestick, IOS, etc.), that will help make your selection as not all IPTV Service Providers cater to all devices.

This is why IPTVCanada.TV won’t try to force our customers to use one app over another. We do recommend IPTVSmarters app as it is available for just about every device out there. It is relatively easy to use and user friendly. We have many customers that use TiviMate as it might have other features those customers are looking for.


I believe everyone has their own preference for content that they love to watch. Before you make a decision of your next IPTV service provider it is important to go through the list of channels on offer. Ask yourself if they meet your entertainment needs. A number of providers will offer different packages. Take time to check which package will work for you or your family. More often the best provider will offer a combination of channels that feature sports, TV shows news and movies. Some providers, however, give an option to further customize the packages to include only your favorite channels. This type of provider can be your best bet although their services may come at a higher cost.

IPTVCanada.TV offer many channels from all over the world. We also put the power in our customers hands. Once you sign up for our service, you will see there are an overwhelming number of channels. We allow our customers to remove those channel groups (Bouquets) from their subscription. This will allow faster load times, EPG downloads, etc.

Content Quality and Buffering:

Who doesn’t like to get value for their money? We all know the answer to that question. In this part, we look at the quality of the picture and sound. Is the sound audible? Is the picture crisp clear? Is there an option for subtitles? Does the service provide a number of language options?  These are questions you should ask yourself before subscribing. Most IPTV providers offer trial periods. These trials can be used to check if the channels of your choice are available and their quality of sound and picture. Most IPTV providers offer their trial periods for “FREE”. If you have to pay for a trial, you have to make sure that what they are offering checks all your required boxes.

You should also look at the download speed and the loading time of content from the provider’s server. Check if it takes a long time loading or if it is fast enough.  As much as the speed and quality of the IPTV service are dependent on your internet speed, note that the providers usually state the recommended bandwidth for their services. Always find out if the recommended bandwidth is matching your internet connection before subscribing. This practice will save you the buffering nightmare when enjoying your favorite TV shows.

If your IPTV Service Provider is advertising 100% uptime, they are flat out lying. Every service will have a buffer once in a while, its just the nature of the internet. But limiting those buffering issues is where you want to take a look at. We recommend trying the free trials that are offered. This will give a good test to see the quality along with any buffering issues a service might have.


Taking into account all the aforementioned factors, last but not least your budget now comes into play. Ask yourself if you are ready to part with the subscription fee charged by the provider. Subscription price plays a major role when making a choice of your IPTV provider with some offering different plans at different rates. The higher the price of the package, the more features and add-ons you should expect in return.

Cost is a tricky one! You can have a service at $15 per month, but the service is crap. It might buffer all the time, picture quality is not that great, but it is cheap. Where sometimes you pay $25 per month to get better service, quality and limited buffering. So the price should not always be the deciding factor. If you are not sure, try a few different IPTV free trials to see what works for you, then chose based on price. The other factor that most customers don’t think about is the providers Customer Service. Do you want to wait 2-3 days to get your questions answered, probably not. So when deciding, feel free to contact the provider with any upfront questions to see how they respond and how quickly they can resolve any issues.


We at IPTVCanada.TV want to try and give you the best IPTV experience possible. In saying that, we try our best to give you, the customer, ample opportunity to try our service before signing up to longer and more costly subscription plans. Therefore we offer a FREE 36-hour no obligation trial. If you complete the trial and still not sure, we offer the 1st-month at only $10. We’re hoping you can try  our service with minimal cost. If our service or IPTV is not for you, no problem. If you think our service it what you were looking for, then you can upgrade to one of our subscription plans.

Keep an eye out for our next blog post regarding “How To Select IPTV Subscription Plan”

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