The demand of users to view online programming on their smart TVs led to the rise of lists in M3U format, also known as IPTV lists because they contain the IP addresses of television channels that broadcast their signal over the Internet.
But in view of the fact that these playlist often include exclusive premium channels of pay television systems, the administrators of the Roku platform decided to cut off any application that is related to with the term IPTV on the Roku Channel Store.
How to Play M3U Playlist on Roku and Roku TV
However, there is a way to view the content of legal M3U lists on Roku and it is very simple. Simply download the M3U playlist players to a smartphone or PC and make use of the screen mirroring features built into the Roku OS.
This operating system from its origins has support for Miracast technology and through its latest updates it has added compatibility with Apple’s AirPlay technology.
Best M3U Playlist Players for Android
GSE Smart IPTV, IPTV Player, Smart IPTV, IPTV Extreme and many more. All can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Best M3U Playlist Players for iOS
GSE Smart IPTV, IPTV – Smarters Player, IPTV Player, among others. All available in the App Store.
Is it possible to watch IPTV on Windows?
In the case of Windows, the possibility of tuning into IPTV channels is even greater. The use of the Chrome browser is added to desktop programs such as IPTV Player or Rosadin TV. Indeed, thanks to the Chrome IPTV Player extension it is possible to watch IPTV channels from a browser tab.
How to mirror the iPhone screen on Roku
It is very simple, the steps are explained in the following article: https://en.alfanotv.com/iphone/how-to-mirror-your-iphone-to-roku-or-roku-tv/
How to mirror the Android screen on Roku
Check the following tutorial: https://en.alfanotv.com/smart-home/how-to-mirror-your-android-phone-to-roku-or-roku-tv/
How to mirror the Windows screen on Roku
The instructions are explained in this guide:
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