What is M3U list?

The M3U list is a text file format which contains information regarding the channel list such as the name of the channels, the URL of the channel source and channel reference number divided to different groups of countries for the ease of access. M3U is the most used format for all IPTV devices.

Why my M3U url is not working?

How to Use an M3U 

The VLC media player is by far the best choice for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC is a free media player which supports a large variety of audio and video contents. Additionally, it supports other formats such as M3U8, PLS, XSPF, CON, and many more. M3U is the most used IPTV script among all IPTV users and it can be used on Smart TV, Smartphones, Android setup boxes, STB emulators, Roku and so forth.
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How to edit an M3U file and create a favorites list

The M3U files can be edited with any text editor such as notepad because the files are text-based. You can simply open the downloaded M3U file with a notepad and delete the unwanted channels from the list and save the file on your computer. Then you can use this customized M3U file with your IPTV applications.

Why the channels are not categorized

The reason is that you are using a simple M3U URL or file. In order to have channels in groups and categorized, you must use M3U with options as your IPTV script. What are IPTV scripts or video formats?
The progressive IPTV providers give you a dashboard which you can download your M3U url, generate M3U with options url and reload your list to have channels categorized.
If you don’t have access to any dashboard system ask your IPTV provider for M3U with options url.

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  1. Hi , I logged out of xciptv by mistake. I need the ‘xc api url’ to log back in. I know my username and password but don’t know where I can find the ‘xc api url’

  2. Hi, I do not understand how URLs in m3u lists are maintained/updated by (not official) IPTV subscription providers ? After we uploaded a list the first time, then it will automatically detect the TV channels and replace initial URL with the new URL (generated by the official TV provider, every 2 days if I’m not wrong) ?

  3. Hi i cant get my system to work i have tried 2 diffrent program but it says wron user or passwor even if i paste it in. please help

  4. I have paid and not sure how to get log in details for the app, after reading everything it all seems quite complicated, can someone explain to me in more simple terms how to use the service I’ve paid for please

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