What is IPTV? Internet Protocol TV is the transmission of television content via Internet Protocol networks directly to a television receiver. This is unlike delivery via traditional moiptv.net satellite, cable, and even terrestrial television formats.
Unlike most other IPTV solutions, it offers the capacity to stream the video content constantly to a television set-top box. Most IPTV solutions are set up so that a viewer can watch live TV on their PC. With a typical pit system, you can watch live TV on your PC from any location with an internet connection. You can even watch it on your mobile phone.
Traditional satellite service providers provide their subscribers with an ipod software and a set top box. The software serves as a decoder and the consumer’s PC is the decoder. Satellite companies need to rent bandwidth from additional providers and this causes a lot of overhead for them. They have to pay additional fees and also need to manage the hardware and the software. Also, they have to deal with the satellite connection themselves.
Apple and other hardware providers released an iptv software bundle called AirVideo which enables users to view their traditional or through their computers. It works similarly to SIRI TV, except with an its input. It was designed to complement the functionality of SIRI, but it does not have all the features of SIRI. SIRI TV was designed to work with the iptv equipment from certain manufactures, including Philips, Samsung, Elonex, Linksys, and Videocon. AirVideo works with the widest range of computers, including computers manufactured by Dell, Toshiba, HP, Archos, Sony and other brands.
Apple is also considering launching its own television service that will compete with Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and PlexiTV Now. The company has been researching the technology behind internet video for quite some time and is said to be in advanced stages of development. A recent patent was obtained by the company that may pave the way for its launch. Rumors have it that it and Netflix applications are on the verge of being launched to the public, possibly as soon as next year.
Apple is said to be the “preeminent” competitor in the rapidly growing field of IPTV. Sling TV, which uses a DVR service, already offers live IPTV with a $2.99 per month base subscription. Dish Network is offering it in the spring with a subscription plan starting at $4.99 a month. All three major cable and satellite TV companies have IPTV services running in the US, and more overseas locations. Live streaming platforms like Vimeo and YouTube are also starting to offer IPTV services as well.