Through IPTV subscription, television services are provided digitally with the help of internet protocol tech via internet or broadband connection. It is a little different from videos available digitally on several apps or sites like Netflix etc. but is quite similar to it. It also has the provision of multiple TV connections within a house with a single subscription, just like a standard satellite or cable connection.
How exactly IPTV works
- It uses an IP-based network (internet protocol) to provide channels on television through set-up boxes.
- Its internet network is different from satellite/cable networking system instead of being similar to the one used for rendering websites and emails.
- Consumers request the videos or TV shows content they desire to see, which is delivered via an IP-based network.
IPTV services are of the following type
- VoD (Video On-demand): video content is delivered to the subscriber individually. From the VoD media library of the server, users can watch the movie.
- nVoD (Near Video On-demand): Video is delivered to multiple users, from nVoD service. The user has to pay for viewing per video. The content to be broadcasted is compiled and scheduled prior to the broadcasting.
- Time-shifted television: The broadcast can be viewed later with the playback, rewind, and resume options.
- TVoD (TV on Demand): Particular TV channels are recorded and view not per users’ convenience.
- Live TV: This can be done without or with interactivity.
The IPTV has a feature wherein the IPTV subscription can be shared on many devices at a time. However, it depends on provider to provider, not all providers give this facility to the users.
Also, check out the following:
- The Vernet connection needs to be strong for this to work properly on multiple devices.
- Set-up box that provides access to the IPTV should be functional.
- Go through all the packages provided by the server, to look for the best deal
- Confirm if the service provider gives this facility.
- Make sure the services are provided by authorized service providers.
In a house, if this subscription is taken by the user, it can be used by other members of the family. They can connect their TV, smartphone, or computer to the same connection. This can even be used on mobile apps.