Plex IPTV Guide 2021: How to Watch IPTV on Plex

Plex is a popular media stream tool that works similar to that of Kodi, Jellyfin, etc. Like Kodi, you can also access any kind of IPTV with an M3U playlist URL on Plex. If you need to know how to do this process on Plex, then read out the complete article below. In this article, we have explained all the possible ways to install and access IPTV on Plex.

Plex Pass Subscription – Pricing

  • Monthly – $4.99
  • Yearly – $39.99
  • Lifetime – $119.99

Requirements for Plex IPTV

  • Plex Media Server
  • Trusted IPTV account
  • M3U Playlist file or URL
  • XML-TV EPG source (optional)
  • XML TV Guide (optional)

How to Install and Stream IPTV on Plex

It involves several steps with come codes for installing IPTV on Plex. You need to install TellyTv or xTeVe, which is a proxy that is required to access IPTV service on Plex, Kodi, Jellyfin, and media server related tool. So let’s see how to do it.

Install TellyTv

For xTeVe guide, visit the support page to install and access IPTV.

[1] Download and install Docker on Windows PC

[2] Setup TellyTv with the Docker Compose snippet using Docker.

# Telly Tv- IPTV proxy for Plex
  tellytv:
    image: tellytv/telly:dev-ffmpeg
    container_name: tellytv
    hostname: tellytv
    ports:
      - "1902:1900/udp" # Plex uses 1900
    environment:
      - TZ=${TZ}
    network_mode: host
    volumes:
      - ${USERDIR}/docker/telly/telly.config.toml:/etc/telly/telly.config.toml
    restart: unless-stopped

[3] Once the set up is done, save the docker file to proceed further.

[4] Create a TellyTv file telly.config.toml or make use of it from Github.

[5] Under telly.config.toml, move on to  ${USERDIR}/docker/telly/ and use the command as follows

curl -fLO https://github.com/tellytv/telly/wiki/files/examples/telly.config.toml

[6] Also, edit the telly.config.toml file with the required details as follows.

  • Streams – The number of streams that the IPTV provider allows.
  • Base-Address – Enter the IP address of the PC running TellyTv, replacing theĀ 0.0.0.0.
  • Name – Any name of your choice.
  • Provider – Use a Custom provider unless you have some built-in provider support.
  • M3U – M3U playlist URL of IPTV provider.
  • EPG – Program guide from your IPTV provider.
  • Filter – Apply filters to 480 channels, which is the maximum Plex filter limit.

After changing your code, it should look similar to this (Example)

########################################################################
[Discovery]                                    # most likely you won't need to change anything here
  Device-Auth = "telly123"                     # These settings are all related to how telly identifies
  Device-ID = "12345678"                       # itself to Plex.
  Device-UUID = ""
  Device-Firmware-Name = "Desktoppc"
  Device-Firmware-Version = "20180732"
  Device-Friendly-Name = "tellytv"
  Device-Manufacturer = "Intel"
  Device-Model-Number = "HDTV-54"
  SSDP = true

# THIS SECTION IS REQUIRED ########################################################################
[IPTV]
  Streams = 1               
  Starting-Channel = 100  
  XMLTV-Channels = true     
  FFMpeg = true             

# THIS SECTION IS REQUIRED ########################################################################
[Log]
  Level = "info"            
  Requests = true           

# THIS SECTION IS REQUIRED ########################################################################
[Web]
  Base-Address = "192.168.1.87:6077"   
  Listen-Address = "1.1.1.1:6077" 

[[Source]]
  Name = "IPTVplayers"             
  Provider = "Custom"       
  M3U = "Your IPTV provider M3U"  
  EPG = "IPTV provider EPG"
  Filter = "CBS Network"
  FilterKey = "group-title" 
  FilterRaw = false         
  Sort = "group-title"      
# END TELLY CONFIG  ###############################################################################

[7] Now, start TellyTv container to run the process.

[8] As a result, you will get about 73 channels from your filters in the logs.

Plex IPTV

[9] That’s it. Now, you have installed and configured TellyTv on your PC.

Configure IPTV on Plex

[10] Click on Live TV & DVR from the left tab of Plex media player.

[11] Choose Setup Plex DVR from the screen.

Plex IPTV

[12] In the DVR setup, enter the LAN IP address and port ID of the machine running TellyTv (in most cases, the tuner will be detected automatically).

Plex IPTV

Example: 192.168.1.90:6077 in which 192.168.1.90 is LAN IP address (found on LAN) and 6077 is the port ID of TellyTv (for xTeVe use 34400 as port ID).

[13] Click on Continue and pick up the channel filtered in your IPTV (Telly Tv – 73 channels & xTeVe – 20 channels).

Plex IPTV

[14] Tap on Next to enter the Language, XMLTV guide, and Guide title.

Plex IPTV

Note: In XMLTV Guide, enter http://LAN-IP:6077/epg.xml for Telly Tv or http://LAN-IP:34400/xmltv/xteve.xml for xTeVe.

[15] Click Continue for the available channel list and again click on Continue.

Plex IPTV

[16] Tap on Continue again and wait until your latest EPG data updates completely.

Plex IPTV

[17] Now, Plex has been configured with IPTV successfully.

Streaming on Plex

[18] Click on View Guide after EPG gets updated and start watching it on your Plex device.

[19] Restart Plex if you don’t find any channel guides.

[20] Click on Live TV & DVR from the left panel to view the channel guides.

Plex IPTV

[21] Finally, you can stream IPTV on Plex media player.

Plex IPTV

Related: Flex IPTV: Features, Pricing, and Installation Guide

Watch IPTV on Plex through Plex Free Live TV Section

In the Live TV & DVR Section of Plex, you can stream more than 80 free channels, and to access premium channels like NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CW, PBS, etc., you need to avail a Plex Pass subscription in addition to some premium features.

To watch Plex TV content

[1] From your browser, go to https://app.plex.tv/desktop (Plex TV site), or you can use the plex media player app.

[2] Now, you can stream all the free channels on Plex IPTV.

For Premium channels, you need to log in with a Plex pass subscribed account.

plex TV

IPTV Player using M3U playlist for Plex

[1] Download and install Cigaras IPTV on Plex by following the support site instruction.

[2] Launch Cigaras IPTV and choose Channels from the online content section.

channels

[3] Navigate to the IPTV add-on tab and hover the cursor over the IPTV tab.

IPTV

[4] Click on the Settings (gear) icon that appears to view playlist settings.

Settings

[5] Enter or paste the M3U URL and XMLTV file in the View playlist Settings.

playlist

[6] Click on Save to update the playlist settings.

[7] Then, click on the IPTV plugin to open and view the list of TV under the playlist.

view playlist

[8] Now, you can stream all content offered by your IPTV provider.

Plex IPTV

Preloaded IPTV from cCloud TV

[1] From the official site, download and install the cCloud TV by following the instruction.

ccloud TV

[2] In the cCloud TV, click on the Channels tab from the home screen.

channels

[3] Click on List view or Page view to see the available channels on cCloud TV.

page view

Note: List view might take more time to load; use Page view for faster loading.

Plex IPTV

[4] Now watch all the available content by selecting it.

Plex IPTV

You can also add M3U URL in cCloud TV to stream your IPTV content.

M3U URL

Note: M3U URL on cCloud TV may cause crashing and lagging of Plex.

Related: How to Install IPTV on Apple TV

To Conclude

When compared to Kodi, there is no much IPTV content available on Plex. But still, you can give it a shot if you have Plex on your device by following the article above. Remember to use a VPN before accessing Plex IPTV to avoid being tracked. For queries, use the comments section below.

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Author: IPTV Admin

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