How to Get an IPTV to Work on a Mac

By G.S. Jackson

IPTV offers viewers on the Internet a chance to watch streaming, international television shows on their computers. IPTV streams avoid satellite or cable overhead by broadcasting through packet-based Internet protocols that can be interpreted by a variety of media players. Two of these players offer IPTV support on Macs. Media Central is an advanced multimedia suite that includes IPTV support for a fee. VLC offers a free alternative that streams IPTV play lists.

Media Central

Step 1

Download and install the Media Central application from equinux.com.

Step 2

After installation, accept the terms and either purchase a paid subscription or use the product demo.

Step 3

Choose an IPTV channel from the prelisted selections or save IPTV streams to the "/Users/username/My MediaCentral/My IPTV" directory.

VLC

Step 1

Download and install VLC media player from videolan.org.

Step 2

Open VLC. Click "File" and then "Open Network Stream."

Step 3

Select the "HTTP/FTP/MMS/RTSP" radio button. Then, enter the following URL into the text box -- http://avenard.org/iptv/playlist-tpg-vlc.m3u. Click "OK. Select the channel you want to watch from the list that is displayed.