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What is IPTV? Watch TV over the Internet on your home TV set



What is IPTV? Watch TV over the Internet on your home TV set


Perhaps you have already heard of the very widespread IP telephony or Internet telephony: the telephone calls do not go through the telephone socket, but over the Internet. IPTV, which you can use instead of cable, satellite or DVB-T, also works according to a similar principle. But instead of using a satellite or cable connection, your television is obtained via the Internet.

IPTV offers you a large selection of television channels that you can receive over the Internet. The television thus works via your Internet provider such as Telekom or 1&1. If you want to use IPTV and decide on an offer, you will receive a special receiver. You can connect this to your router and to your television and you can already obtain the data packets for your television program. The abbreviation IPTV stands for “Internet Protocol Television”. The designation already indicates that the data packets are based on the Internet protocol. The merging of television and the Internet offers you many new advantages that are not possible with traditional television.

Features and Benefits of IPTV

In order to be able to use all the advantages of IPTV, you need an Internet connection with a correspondingly high transmission rate. Exactly how much bandwidth you need varies between the providers Telekom, Vodafone and 1&1.