iPTV Android TV Boxes XMBC KODI

happyhotspur

Novice Member
I wonder if any of you can help a novice like me fully understand all this technology?

I live in Spain and currently have a community Sat system getting all the FTA content from the UK, however as it's is illegal to have a Sky sub over here (although I know many people do) the alternative is iPTV.

I have tried the free KODI stuff but found it difficult to actually get to the programs I want to watch, and also the quality can be poor especially when watching sport although I have enough speed from my Broadband supplier (at least 10meg most of the day but never dropping below 9m).

So I was looking at getting a specific box and paying for a subscription service, but am not sure what box I should go for and am not sure if all the boxes are running on an android system.

So my question really is this: is iPTV the same system as KODI and what would be the best box to purchase?

I have seen the Mag254 but think I should go for a quad processessor. But really am a novice so do not fully understand the technology involved.

Thanks in anticipation
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Unfortunately the only legal way to view Sky programs is to have a Sky subscription. Any other method would be illegal and therefore is not allowed to be discussed on the forum.
As you are not able to get a Sky subscription in Spain I also doubt you could get and use a NowTV box & subscription, but might be worth checking out.

I have seen mention of several of the internet services offering Sky programming, but due to their illegal nature the quality does tend to be poor and unreliable as Sky get them shut down.

Mark.
 

happyhotspur

Novice Member
Thanks for that MarkE19 appreciate your comments but they are not actually correct, it has always been a 'Grey' area but the TV without borders European Law changed things some years ago.

It is technically illegal to receive BBC programs without paying a license fee within the UK, and Sky subscription service is not available without a UK address, but if it freely available in another country it is not illegal to view it, after all it is called Free To Air.

As you know the BBC can be received throughout the world especially radio with the correct equipment.

But you are correct about the NowTV option, although I am sure there are many ways around the current legislation I for one would not attempt to do anything illegal, hence I watch a lot of TV via streaming over the Internet, but the quality is always somewhat iffy and unreliable.

Thanks again for you comments really appreciated.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
Sky subscription channels are not free to air so using a service that does not pay a subscription to Sky is illegal.

Due to the iptv services not being legal the forum does not allow discussion of this, and as one of the moderators of this section I will remove any discussion that offer advice on how to get Sky channels other than via a Sky subscription.

Mark.
 

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