How to watch TV with your Android TV Box (Spain DTT channels)

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A few months ago we posted a post on how to use KODI to watch TV from your cell phone. For this we use the public IPTV channels of the Spanish DTT channels, which broadcast for free. The good thing about all of this is that it is perfectly transferrable to an Android TV boxand it is perfect when we have a television with signal interruptions, without a decoder or similar problem.

In today’s post we do a little warm up Explain step by step how to configure KODI for Watch live, free and over the Internet from an Android TV box. It’s thrown away!

This is how you can see all Spanish DTT channels that are open via our Android TV Box

Before we begin, let’s remember that this “trick” is perfectly legal. We do not add any pay or premium channels, we capture the official online broadcast of the channels that broadcast free television here in Spain. These are known as IPTV channels and are the ones that we will configure on our Android device below.

Step 1: Download the KODI player from Google Play

Many TV boxes usually come with the KODI app pre-installed as standard. When in doubt, take a quick look at the list of apps in your box. If you don’t have these, download them from the Play Store using the link below.

Step 2: Download the IPTV list of Spanish DTT channels

In order for KODI to be able to play the television, we first have to pass on the connection data to it. These are some files in M3U8 format that we can download from the following Github repository:

If we want a list with all channels, we have to click the link “Download the full .m3u8”. If we only want a few individual channels, we can send them individually from “Complete list of TV channels”.

Note: At this point, it may be most convenient to download the file from your PC and copy it to a pendrive. Otherwise we have to use the TV Box browser and then look for the M3U8 file in the downloads folder. After I said that …

Step 3: set up IPTV channels on KODI

The last step is to load the M3U8 files into KODI.

  • We open KODI and navigate from the left menu to “Add-ons -> Install from repository”.

  • Let’s go to “PVR clients -> PVR IPTV Simple Client“, Click on”To install“And then in”Configure”.

  • Now let’s scroll to “General -> M3U playlist pathAnd select the M3U8 file we just downloaded from Github. We press “OK”.

  • This brings us back to the main menu of PVR IPTV Simple Client. Finally we click on “Activate”.

As soon as this is done, all channels are correctly configured and loaded into KODI. To view a channel we just have to go to the TV section and select one of the available channels. So easy.

Alternative: use the VLC player

If you don’t have KODI installed on your TV box – which you should since it’s a very complete player – or the configuration process seems too complicated, there is an easier way to accomplish the same goal. To do this, install the popular VLC player and follow the steps below:

  • Download the M3U8 file with the list of IPTV channels from the TDTChannels GitHub website.
  • Open the VLC app and go to “Folders” in the options menu. Find the M3U8 file and open it.
  • The system will automatically start playing the live content. You can switch channels by accessing the playlist.

As you can see, this is a more direct method of accessing the content stored in IPTV lists without installing any plugins or additional configurations, which is very good.

Having trouble watching a TV channel?

Finally, it should be noted that public IP relay channels change frequently. If we don’t see a DTT channel anymore, all we have to do is go back to the Github repository and download the latest list – they usually keep it up to date quite well.

Another important piece of information is that some channels can only be viewed when visiting from Spain as they broadcast geolocated content. Nor do they broadcast at certain times when they are not allowed to broadcast content outside of Spain or over the Internet. So if we have a problem, it is also possible that it is for that reason.

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