What is The Best IPTV Box to Buy in 2020 – Top 3 Listed!

What is the best IPTV box for me to buy? This is one of the most common questions our customers (especially new customers) ask as they get ready to take on the world of IPTV entertainment viewing. There are so many IPTV boxes on the market right now, and it is difficult to sift through all the noise on the internet about what you should buy. The problem is that so many of these boxes under-perform in certain key areas for what is necessary for an optimal IPTV box. Having the most RAM or storage space isn’t always the answer either.

Continue Reading and we’ll recommend what we believe are the top 3 best IPTV boxes to purchase right now. We will cover the following:

  1. What to look for in a good IPTV box
  2. Getting the best out of your new IPTV Box
  3. Our top 3 IPTV boxes You Need to Buy!

 

1: What to look for in a good IPTV Box

First, let’s take a look at one major factor people often overlook. An Android Box is NOT and IPTV box. Many people make the mistake of picking up an Android box thinking that it is a sufficient IPTV box. The problem with this is that an Android box is not always optimied for live streaming, but instead optimized for on-demand streaming. The difference here is that actual IPTV boxes has the right ingredients to perform great live streaming video as well as on-demand video, and is optimized accordingly.

Android Boxes on the other hand may come with bigger, more impressive specs than a good IPTV box, but that’s because Android boxes were built to handle a host of different kinds of apps, from streaming, to gaming, chats, and much more, and virtually any kind of app available on the Google app market. Essentially, resources are split between several apps running at the same time, and often times can affect the efficiency of the live streaming component.

However, dedicated IPTV boxes are optimized for live tv streaming, video on demand streaming, and other light functions that makes the whole experience more enjoyable on a dedicated IPTV box. The two main platforms that IPTV boxes are built on is Linux OS, and Android OS. Both have their pros and cons.

Linux IPTV Boxes, Pros and Cons

Linux IPTV boxes are often super lightweight, and really quick when it comes to navigation and loading streams, especially if you are connected to a good IPTV service provider. The drawbacks with Linux is that they do not give you the option to install any additional apps you may want, such as a VPN. Linux bases IPTV boxes also tend to only provide live TV and on-demand streaming, and sometimes will have YouTube installed, and maybe one or 2 other apps.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and fast
  • Only essential apps for live and on demand streaming
  • No flashy graphics that could be confusing
  • Really good security

Cons:

  • Very limited customization
  • Most don’t allow you to install any additional apps
  • Not ideal if you want options

Android IPTV Boxes, Pros and Cons

Android IPTV boxes are a lot more customizable than Linux based IPTV boxes. They are very flexible and gives users the ability to install additional apps from the app store, or side load Android .apk files. AndroidI PTV boxes generally have beautiful, visually pleasing interfaces that mimic that of what you will find with the big TV provider and streaming companies. However, this level of customization can come at a risk to the user if you’re not careful. If they are not downloading apps from a reputable site or apps store, then they risk downloading apps that may actually harm your device. Though this is rare when it comes to IPTV boxes, there is no real telling as to what issues may come with unauthorized apps you may install.

Andorid IPTV boxes generally come with bigger specs than Linux based IPTV devices. This is primarily because the Android patform generally requires a bit more power to run effectively.

Pros:

  • Powerful
  • Can install your own apps
  • Pretty interfaces
  • Gives you more control

Cons:

  • Can be a little slow when multiple apps are running
  • Not as secure as Linux, but still top notch

There are other platforms out there that people use for IPTV service, such as the Amazon Fire Stick and Roku box/stick, but we do not recommend these for IPTV services because you will need to “jailbreak” these devices to have it to work, with the exception of a few apps, one being the NetGo IPTV app which works with the Amazon Fire Stick.

Now, let’s take a look at a few simple things you can do to get the most out of your IPTV box.

2: Getting the best out of your new IPTV Box

There are several things you can do to get the most and best use out of your IPTV Box.

  • Make sure you are satisfied with your choice of Android or Linux
  • Have sufficient internet speeds. We recommend 100Mbps or greater if you can.
  • Consider hard-wiring your device directly to your modem with an Ethernet cable. If your modem is too far or in another room, consider buying an Ethernet Power-line Adapter (not a WiFi extender).
  • Minimize the amount of devices connected to your home network. The lest devices using the network, the better.
  • Use good quality cords (HDMI, Ethernet, AV Cables).

As an IPTV account user, you will need to understand that you may not get 100% the same kind of quality all-round as you may get with the bigger TV service companies, so being patient is key. Here at FazerTv we try our best to deal with issues as quickly as we can, but we know that some things are just out of our control, so as a user, you will want to equip yourself with some or all of the things mentioned we recommend above.

3: Our top 3 Recommended IPTV boxes You Need to Buy

We’ve come across many streaming devices over the years, but these three devices consistently deliver great results. These devices will last you a few years of enjoyment without you having to consider upgrading, until absolutely necessary. Here are the top 3 IPTV boxes we recommend you buy.

Formuler Z8 IPTV Box

Formuler Z8

The Formuler Z8 is our favorite IPTV Box by far. It is a powerhouse of a device, delivers great 4K visuals, and has an awesome interface for it’s native IPTV feature. It comes built with many apps preloaded to it and has access to the Google Play store if you wish to download additional apps.  Here are the highlight specs.

Platform: Android

Specifications:

  • Video Resolution: 4K
  • RAM: 2GB DDR4
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC

Networking:

  • 2.4G / 5.0G Dual-band – Dual Antenna
  • Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000M​

Dreamlink T3

Dreamlink T3

If you can’t manage to find a Formuler Z8, then you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the Dreamlink T3. In a nutshell, the Dreamlink T3 is virtually the same as the Formuler Z8. It has all the same specs and virtually identical interface as the Formuler Z8. The Dreamlink brand is often easier to find than Formuler. The biggest difference between the Dreamlink T3 and Formuler Z8 is the casing. Here are the specs for the Dreamlink T3.

Platform: Android

Specifications:

  • Video Resolution: 4K
  • RAM: 2GB DDR4
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC

Networking:

  • 2.4G / 5.0G Dual-band – Dual Antenna
  • Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000M​

Other Good Android IPTV Boxes: Dreamlink T2 5G, Avov TVOnline N4, BuzzTV XPL 3000 and 4000

Also read: Avov TVOnline N4 – Powered by Nova 2 – Complete IPTV Box Review

 

TVIP S-Box v605

TVIP S-Box v605

The TVIP s-Box v605 is our top choice for Linux IPTV boxes. We’ve used several Linux boxes (not including the ones from the big telecoms) and this one comes out on top. This box is super lightweight and spits out blazing fast speeds, a more visually appealing interface, and not as clunky as other Linux IPTV boxes. The TVIP s-Box v605, in our opinion even outperforms it’s rivals from the MAG series of boxes. This is the clear choice if you want a solid, cost effect Linux IPTV box.

Also read: TVIP S-Box v.605 IPTV box – Better than MAG 322 – Complete Overview

Platform: Linux

Specifications:

  • 4K Ultra HD, 3840×2160 (HDR)
  • 8GB Storage, 1GB Memory

Networking:

  • WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n/ac) – 2,4/5 GHz

Other Good Linux IPTV Boxes: MAG 322 and newer

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