One of the most popular questions I receive for users of the Smart IPTV app which can be accessed on Samsung and LG smart TVs is whether an EPG on Smart IPTV app is available. The answer is YES it is and it is an automatic service which is not directly provided by IPTV Flicks but by the Smart IPTV app setup.
What this means is that most channels today provide an EPG or Electronic Program Guide. This is made available by them online for free. Access to the channel might not be free but the EPG is. Accessing this information is different for every application out there. Some make it easy other don’t. For the lay person it is quite confusing.
Over the past few days I have invested some time in learning about EPG on Smart IPTV App. I also contacted them via Facebook. Their website provides some information about the TV Channel code but it all about codes which for many is tune out time.
Our streams carry with them the link to the stream data, the name of the channel and a code relating to the EPG. The application you use to watch your IPTV picks up the stream and then sources the EPG based on the code provided.
If you look at the Smart IPTV website, they actually list hundreds of channels and their respective codes. These codes should also be found in the IPTV link(s) that you add to the Smart IPTV app (via the portal). Yes it is getting complicated.
To keep it simple, accessing EPG on Smart IPTV App requires that you ask IPTVFlicks for the following link when you test or sign up for a subscription:
- Link type – Smart IPTV
- Format – M3U8
This should deliver a link that looks like this: http://bs4tv.com/bsdev/get.php?token=zPd342hHiw:MuuECNIBo3&format=smarttv&protocol=hls
This link in the format is what is then added to the Smart IPTV web portal.
The portal also gives you the ability to select the country that you want prioritised for your EPG.
I have gone through our list for the Greek channels and found that we cater for the majority but there are some that we could also add. I have made this request with the technicians and I am hoping they can add a codes for these remaining channels.
The EPG actually works across most of the languages but covers probably 60% of the total channel list we make available on any given day.