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How To Setup M3U Playlist on IPTV Smarters For Windows 10

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The IPTV Smarters Pro is one of the most popular IPTV media players with over a million downloads and 21,139 reviews averaging a 4.1 star. In this tutorial we’ll show you, step by step, how to download and configure this app on your PC (Windows 10 and Windows 7).

Let’s jump right into it.

IPTV Smarters Logo
What you’ll need for this guide is an active IPTV M3U URL. There are free versions you can find online and can also get paid M3U subscriptions. (We hate for users to start a tutorial only to find out there missing the necessary equipment for it to work).

The IPTV Smarters Pro app is one of our favorite apps for setting up IPTV on a PC or Android box.

The interface is fast and intuitive. The app offers unique features we have not seen in other apps like multi-screen capability. This gives users the ability to watch two channels simultaneously making it useful for multitasking between sports, news, or keeping up with the markets.

Performance on the either stream did not seem to suffer. But this can be variable based on internet connection, reliability of the streams, performance specs your Windows computer.

What’s also nice is the Smarters app had option to load the M3U playlist via an EPG guide which looks like a traditional satellite menu (skip to see image of EPG guide).

It’s a great app and in this tutorial we’ll show you how you can get it on your Windows PC to.

Download BlueStacks to get IPTV Smarters Pro
The IPTV Smarters Pro app is not offered through the Micrsoft Store. It’s only available through Google Playstore which means we’ll need to download an android emulator. The leading and most popular android emulator on the market is software called BlueStacks which currently has over 320+ million downloads.

Step 1. Search for Bluestacks program on google.

Download STB Emulator on Windows
Step 2. Download and Install the program.

Download STB Emulator on Windows
Step 3. On initial install it should prompt to setup Google account. If it doesn’t we can do this manually. Go into the settings of the bluestacks app.

sign into google playstore
Step 4. Click on Accounts.

accounts setting to setup google playstore account
Step 5. Go ahead and sign into your Google account.

accounts setting to setup google playstore account
Step 6. Once the account is setup, we can close the settings tab and go into the google playstore to download the IPTV Smarters pro app.

stb emu windows 2019
Step 7. Once the account is setup, we can close the settings tab and go into the google playstore to download the IPTV Smarters pro app.

open the google playstore
How To Install and Configure IPTV Smarters Pro With M3U Playlist
Now that we’ve successfully installed the bluestack program and set up our google account we can now download the IPTV Smarters Pro app.

Step 1. Search for the IPTV Smarters Pro app. The developers of this app are WHMCS SMARTERS. Once installed click open.

Install IPTV Smarters Pro For Windows
Here’s link to app in playstore

Step 2. Open the IPTV Smarters app and click on the ‘Add New User’

add new user iptv smarters pro
Step 3. There’s two ways to login to the app. You can load from playlist or URL. You can also login with Xtreme codes API.

IPTV M3U Typically looks

like: http://SERVER.URL/get.php?username=XXXXX&password=XXXXXX&type=m3u_plus&output=ts

You can find the username and password by looking at the URL given by provider.

The Username=”XXXXX”
The Password=”XXXXX”

add new user iptv smarters pro
Step 4. Enter login details via xtreme codes requires the username and password. The URL should be provided by the provider. If not, contact your provider.

enter login details iptv smarters
Step 6. You can also sign in just using the M3U playlist if you don’t have the portal URL. For playlist name you can write anything. For playlist type select M3U URL and then copy and paste the URL into the ‘file/url’ field.

enter login details iptv smarters
Step 7. Once signed into the IPTV Smarter app you’ll be taken to the list users screen. Selecting the profile just created.

list users iptv smarters m3u
Step 9. That’s it, we’ve successfully set up and configured the IPTV Smarters Pro app on Windows.

live tv and movies with iptv smarters pro
Review of IPTV Smarters (Tips & Tricks)
Here’s some things you can do with IPTV Smarters pro app.

Unlike the GSE Player app the channel list on this server is categorized into the different sections offered in the server which is pretty awesome.

epg guide iptv smarters
When viewing a live TV, you can hard press any channel which gives you the option to create a favorite.

how to add favorites in IPTV Smarters Pro App
Going back to the main menu for the LIVE TV we can now see the favorites categories with the channels favorites in the last step.

sort by favorites smarters pro
IPTV Smarters EPG Guide and Multi-Screen Feature
Going back to main menu of the IPTV Smarters pro app you can select the “live with EPG” option.

live with epg iptv smarters
With the M3U playlist of the server the EPG automatically populated. You can see how the interface of the app in the image below. With M3U it’s the EPG guide is not 100% accurate and some of the channels are missing timing.

IPTV Smarters EPG guide
Next, we’ll take look at the multi-screen feature. There’s currently 6 options. We chose two screens allow to broadcast two separate channels simultaneously.

multi screen layout iptv smarters
With this option the screen with the orange border plays the stream while the other is muted. This way you can watch the score of two different sporting events or keep up with the news / weather.

It’s definitely a nice feature and we didn’t notice any performance issues on BlueStacks. This should work even better if using IPTV Smarters on Android.

multi screen layout iptv smarters
Conclusion
IPTV Smarters is a great app if you’re using an IPTV M3U playlist. We’ve found it to have a lot of features that other apps don’t offer. The app is well developed and we did not find it to be slow which is surprising considering we are using it through the bluestacks emulator.

On Windows this is one of the better alternatives we’ve tested.

Let me know your thoughts and what others app you’re currently using for M3U.

Categories: M3U