How To Install and Use TiviMate IPTV Player on Firestick/Android TV Box
This step by-step-tutorial will provide you with instructions to Install and Use TiviMate on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Box.
TiviMate is a popular all-inclusive IPTV Player that works with IPTV Services that provide an M3U URL.
GET YOUR LIST M3U URL prior to going through this guide.
You can usually find this in the support documents or online discussion board that most IPTV services offer for their subscribers.
There is both a premium version and free version of the software available for use. However, We suggests purchasing a premium account for a much more enjoyable experience.
The premium option includes the following features not available with the free version:
- Scheduled recordings
- Support for multiple playlists
- Favorites management
- Customizable TV Guide update intervals
- Customizable Panels transparency and timeout
- Customize groups and channels
- Manual Channels sorting
- Turning on the last channel on app start
- Auto frame rate (AFR)
- Reminder to automatically play channel
- Many More
As you can see, without the premium upgrade, there isn’t much sense in using the app.
We suggest first installing the free app via the instructions below. If you like the app, you can register for the premium version and we cover that below as well.
TIVIMATE FULL TUTORIAL
1. Install the Downloader app from your respective App Store (Amazon App Store or Google Play) and turn on Apps from Unknown sources in the settings of your streaming device.
If you haven’t done this yet please refer to the following screenshot tutorial that demonstrates this simple process.
How to Install Downloader & Enable Unknown Sources
2. Launch Downloader.
3. Click Allow.
4. Click OK.
5. Place your cursor in the URL box and click the OK button on your remote to open the keyboard.
6. Type the following URL exactly as shown here: https://troypoint.com/tivi and click Go.
7. Wait for the file to download.
8. Click Install.
9. Click Done.
10. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete.
11. Click Delete again.
12. Return to device home-screen and under “Your Apps & Channels” click See All.
13. Scroll down to hover over TiviMate.
14. Click Menu button on remote (3 horizontal lines), then click Move to Front.
App installation is now complete!
How To Setup IPTV within TiviMate
After the app installation is complete, we can open the app and authorize an IPTV Service for use.
NOTE: Initializing an IPTV Service within TiviMate requires an M3U URL.
After setup is complete, Follow the steps below to integrate IPTV Service in TiviMate:
1. Open TiviMate App and click Add Playlist
2. Click Enter URL
3. Enter the provided M3U URL from your IPTV Service with your account info inserted.
You will usually have two M3U URLs. One is for the channel listings and one is for the EPG (TV Guide). We will insert the EPG M3U URL in step #8 below.
Most M3U URLs require that you input your service username and password.
You will usually see where these go inside the URL as they are indicated by “username=xxxx” & password=xxxx”.
You will input your username and password where the x’s are located.
IPTV Service M3U LINKS
NOTE: The top link is your login and the bottom link is for the EPG.
Replace the xxxs with your service username and password.
Once you have inserted your username and password into the URL, you can use the bit.ly service and shorten the URL so it is easier to type into the box below. That’s what we did.
If you don’t want to use bit.ly you need to ensure that the address is typed into the box with no mistakes. One wrong character in the address and this will not work.
4. Click Next.
5. Wait for Channels to insert.
6. You will then see Playlist is processed message with Channel count and your Playlist name. Click Next.
7. We will now insert TV Guide. Choose Enter URL.
8. Type the EPG M3U URL or shortened bit.ly URL for your TV Guide.
9. Click Done.
10. TV Guide will import and you are able to start viewing!
It is important to note that many of the features within TiviMate are not available for those who choose to use the free service.
For example, if you try adding a channel or channels to favorites you will be prompted with the following message:
For those who wish to use the free version, simply click Cancel and continue with the TiviMate App.
If you purchase the premium option through the TiviMate Companion app, we can login for added benefits.
If you need to create an account, you can follow instructions below on how to do that through Google Play Store.
Install TiviMate Companion App via Google Play Store
TiviMate premium costs only $4.99/yr for 5 devices and that includes a 5-day free trial. There is also a lifetime option available for $19.99.
Prior to installing TiviMate Premium, users must register for an Account via the TiviMate Companion App.
This app is only available in the Google Play Store, therefore must be installed on Android Device or through BlueStacks or another Android emulator.
If you do not have an Android phone or device, you must install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC to access the Google Play Store.
How To Install Android Apps on PC
Note: If you’re using a generic Android TV Box with stock Android, you can install TiviMate Companion through the Google Play Store. Devices running the true Android TV operating system such as NVIDIA SHIELD don’t include this app so you will need to setup an account on an Android phone, tablet, or through BlueStacks.
Once installed, use the instructions below to setup a TiviMate Account.
1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android Device. We are using Bluestacks in this tutorial on my Windows PC. Search for “tivimate companion” and select the first choice.
2. Click Install.
3. Wait for download to finish.
4. Click Open.
5. Click Account.
6. Enter a username and password that you would like to use and select Create Account.
7. Click Buy Subscription and enter your payment information.
8. Registration is complete!
Be sure to write down or remember your login information to sign into the TiviMate App.
Login to TiviMate IPTV PLAYER
To access the login page, simply add a Channel to Favorites by clicking the Menu button on your remote (3 Horizontal lines) and choose Add to Favorites as shown below.
You may also long press the OK or Select button on your remote to gain access to these various options.
Enter your Credentials and click Log in.
Enter device name and click Activate.
That’s it! Once logged in, you will have access to all premium features of the app for an enjoyable live streaming experience.
IPTVS TIP: I highly suggest reading the details and features guide below that will show you how to get the most out of this awesome app!
TiviMate Details & Features
Upon installing TiviMate, you will immediately notice the unique interface it provides. This varies from other IPTV Service apps and works fabulously.
The menu bar on the left lists your Playlist Categories or “Groups” as they are referred to in the app. These can be hidden, removed, and managed all within the Settings.
This is a great way to eliminate any unwanted Channel lists that you don’t use or need.
With TiviMate, users can integrate multiple services or “Playlists” within the app meaning you can combine two or more Services into one!
This is a great way to ensure your live streaming is always available and manage your favorite channels across multiple platforms.
Navigating this app is a breeze when using your streaming device’s remote. If using a Firestick, the following options are available:
- Select Button: Opens Channel
- Back Button: Shows Groups/Return to Guide
- Left Button: Scrolls to Previous Program
- Right Button: Scrolls to Next Program
- Up Button: Scrolls Up through Channels
- Down Button: Scrolls Down through Channels
- Rewind Button: Scrolls Channels Up without changing channel
- Fast Forward: Scrolls Channels Down without changing channel
After playing a Channel, clicking the select button will generate various options:
This includes the ability to view recent channels and quick select as well as re-open the TV Guide with your current channel playing in the background:
The Groups options within TiviMate sets it apart from other IPTV applications. Using this to your advantage is a great way to condense your TV streaming experience.
To edit these, simply open the TV Guide and click the Menu Button (3 horizontal lines) on your remote. Then click Group options:
Select Manage groups
To remove an unwanted or unused Group, simply switch the toggle off:
Only highlighted groups will now be visible on the left side menu bar of the home-screen. To adjust the order of these, simply click Manage positions:
Click to highlight and adjust group position to your preference! We suggest using the Favorites Tab at the top for a personal streaming experience.
NOTE: TROYPOINT recommends adding your preferred channels to Favorites to get the most out of this app. This will enable all navigational features to work within the Favorites “Group” meaning all scrolling and selection will be through your Favorite Channels!
There are a few ways to add a Channel to Favorites.
The first option is to long click when playing a Channel and selecting “Add to Favorites”
Or, if you you would like to add multiple channels quickly, simply press the Menu button from the TV Guide to prompt the following options:
Within the Settings are the following provided options:
There are a few options within the app’s settings that are worth checking out. One thing we suggest is enabling the confirmation message prior to exiting out.
This way, you will not accidentally close the app by pressing the back button too many times:
Another feature to note is the auto-update option for the TV guide. This will ensure your guide is always up to date:
For those who wish to use Parental Controls these can also be established within the Parental controls Category.
This includes setting and using a PIN Number for access. These can be adjusted to require PIN for Playlists, TV Guide, Group options, and more.
Within the Settings option of TiviMate are tons of features and options that will help you get the most out of your Live TV experience.
Adjusting these will help cater the app to your specific preferences. We suggest checking out all of these Categories to ensure the app is set to your liking.
While other IPTV Services and Players fall short when it comes to Closed Captioning, TiviMate does not.
That being said, working subtitles will vary from Channel to Channel within the app.
How To Enable Subtitles:
-Open and play your preferred content
-Long Click the Select button on your remote to open options and choose CC
-Change toggle from “Off” to “Closed captions 1”
-Subtitles will now load for your content
How to Record IPTV with TiviMate
In my opinion, one of the best features of TiviMate is the ability to schedule recordings.
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Overall, the possibilities within the TiviMate app are endless. Because of its easy navigation and fast streaming abilities, it is sure to be a favorite among all IPTV users.
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