To do so, you have to attach your TV with an external device called IPTV Media Box or setup box (STB) which will connect your TV to the Internet as well as an IPTV receiver. There exist numerous popular IPTV Media Box in the markets such as Android box, MAG box, Enigma box, Apple TV box, Roku and so forth.
As time passes TVs are becoming smarter and this will prevent the owner of the old TVs from smart features and applications; however, there exist numerous streaming media players which can be connected to the old TV and turn them to the smart one. Some of these devices include Apple TV, Roku Premier, Amazon FireTV, Nvidia Shield TV, Google Chromecast and so forth.
The only solution for turning an old TV into a smart one is by using a setup box. Utilizing a setup box on an old TV will bring you more features and options other than IPTV channels.
Android setup boxes
For example, by using an Android box, you can connect to Google Play Store and download thousands of Android games and play those games on your TV. The best setup box for having both IPTV channels and playing Android games is Nvidia Shield which also comes with a Gamepad or a controller which makes it easier to play android games.
iOS setup boxes
These setup boxes enable the users to utilize an HDTV to stream video, music, and podcasts as well as downloading apps and games from the App Store. AppleTV is the best option for this operating system and it offers all the feature an Android box has to offer, plus, with a remote that adds voice control from Siri, a touchpad, and an accelerometer and gyroscope for gameplay makes this device an even better solution compared to other platforms.
Infomir’s MAG is by far one the greatest IPTV devices in the world. After 2007, Infomir produces Set-Top Boxes following the brand name MAG. These Set-Top Boxes are multi-functional devices that allow you to quickly organize your media contents and use IPTV services. The latest releases of MAG boxes will have an Android operating system embedded, however, you need to make sure that your IPTV provider supports these new versions.
How to connect a setup box to TV
This is very easy and simple…
- Put the TV Box in the same room as the TV monitor.
- Connect your setup box to a power outlet.
- Connect an HDMI cable from the TV Box to an available HDMI port on the TV.
- Turn on your TV and switch the input to the appropriate HDMI port.
- Now connect your setup box to an internet connection via WiFi or Cable.
- Now turn on your setup box and wait for it to boot up. You can now watch IPTV channels on your OLD TV based on the instructions described above.