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Games Masters IPTV

jbrady2852

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very thankful to this forum, patience finally paid dividends, just feel sorry for the others who went on and changed service

anyone know if there´ll be another discord group?

what about a repo for kodi?, anyone?

Discord is gone FOREVER based on info from GameMaster. Maybe if you are through reseller. Don't feel sorry for people who changed service as lots of other options out there that provide great service.
 

cingra2

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very thankful to this forum, patience finally paid dividends, just feel sorry for the others who went on and changed service

anyone know if there´ll be another discord group?

what about a repo for kodi?, anyone?
Why do you feel sorry for people who dont want to pay a company with terrible customer service and moved onto better?
 

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The premium version of Tivimate is $5/year or one time $20. You can get a 5 day trial at first if you don't like it, just cancel in Google. IMO it's well worth it just to be able to manage groups, save favorites, and have a small screen preview while surfing the guide.

The biggest difference I have noticed between Tivimate (free or premium) v IPTV Smarters is FPS quality. For example NFL Network in Smarters seems to stutter and be generally un-smooth but on Tivimate it plays at 60FPS and it's super smooth. Using Kodi provides excellent picture quality using the built in PVR program but it's not the most user-friendly set up or surfing experience. For Windows I use program called Simple TV. The quality is good and the program is easy to manage in that it is a stand alone program and it does not group in with Windows program files or leave any residual if deleted.

Can anybody else attest to picture quality/user experience on any other apps? I'm always curious to see what works best.
Same thing here. On PC I run DNPlayer so I can run full Tivimate Premium, and it's really nice.
 

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I do not endorse the following or have any opinions on it. But it has been a recommended guide for a long time.
can be a little challenging to navigate at first, but once you have it set up especially with favorites it works very well.
Mayfair Guide is on sale.. just received an email that the Mayfair guide has been put on sale.
The GM EPG is actually working with Mayfair.



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I do not endorse the following or have any opinions on it. But it has been a recommended guide for a long time.
can be a little challenging to navigate at first, but once you have it set up especially with favorites it works very well.
Mayfair Guide is on sale.. just received an email that the Mayfair guide has been put on sale.
The GM EPG is actually working with Mayfair.

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GM is working on getting the EPG squared away. This is the message I got from them regarding Tivimate.
My reply from Gamers Support about EPG, just got this reply around 2 o'clock central time:

The EPG is being updated, please give us some time to do so.

Thank You for your support!
 
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KreigSr

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I do not endorse the following or have any opinions on it. But it has been a recommended guide for a long time.
can be a little challenging to navigate at first, but once you have it set up especially with favorites it works very well.
Mayfair Guide is on sale.. just received an email that the Mayfair guide has been put on sale.
The GM EPG is actually working with Mayfair.



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The image sure looks like a nice epg.
 

KreigSr

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what http do I use for url .I have tried 100 times xctv and tivimate and perfect player. with urls from support please help I’m going throw this remote
The URLS for M3U or Playlist is working but none of the EPG URLs are working at the moment.
 

YYZFA

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Wow! Thank you much for sharing your knowledge with me :)

This is all very "new" to me as you can see and alot of it is just very confusing...especially if you're

NOT technically savvy like myself.

So you're saying to "google" Seren to learn about it and subscribe to real-debrid and then add this to Kodi....correct?
I haven't read ahead to see if anyone else has responded yet. You are very new to this, so I'd recommend reading about streaming first. Nonetheless, I'll summarise what I think are some basics.

To streams movies and shows, you need an app. There are many apps you can use. Husham has links to many of them. One of the most popular ones is Cinema HD. Another one is Cyberflix. I heard it wasn't working for a while, but I read there might have been a fix. Typhoon TV is another one. There are several dozens of similar apps, and they are all easy to download and install. The problem with these apps, in my opinion, is that they don't always provide a lot sources for your streams, and they can go down. The apps sometimes stop working. They are usually fixed with an update, but if you go with these apps, you'd want to download all three of them at a minimum, for backup because they aren't always reliable. But they are easy to use. The main difference between these kind of apps and some IPTV's "VOD" is that you have a selection of streams to choose from when you want to watch a show or a movie. When Game Master had their VOD service, you just chose a show and it played almost right away. You didn't have to choose a stream. When you select something to watch on these apps, a list of stream sources generates and you pick one. What you choose will depend on what you want. Do you want a 4K stream, 1080p, 720p, standard definition? Your Internet connection might be able to handle a heavy bandwidth stream, or maybe it won't. Some streams are more compressed or are housed in better servers to make it easier for you to stream. The apps are easy to install and to use, but the reliability isn't always the greatest.

One way to make them more reliable is to subscribe to real-debrid. Real-debrid is a paid service, but quite affordable and well-worth the price. It gives you access to premium streams that you wouldn't be able to select otherwise. These premium streams are well worth it. They are high quality streams and since it is a paid service, far fewer people are trying to simultaneously trying to stream them at the same time. The result is that there is less bandwidth congestion and they are a lot more reliable. Downloading these app with a real-debrid subscription makes them useable, on my opinion.

That being said, I think that using Kodi to stream is a far better option. Kodi has been around for a long time and it's not going away. Kodi is a totally legit program that doesn't provide any content. You cannot download Kodi and start watching streams. All of the streaming content comes from the thousands of different addons, most of which are created by third parties and don't have any official association with Kodi. It's not as obvious and simple to set up and it can be overwhelming for someone new to this. I recommend growing into this over time. I doesn't seem to be for you at this moment, unless you know someone who can set it up for you. But still, I would recommend that you eventually learn how to do it yourself so you can add new addons in the future. I'll get back to that in a bit.

So once you have Kodi, you would need to download and install some addons. Kodi always advises against using unauthorised addons that have copywrited content, but that's what most people are here for. One of the most popular and enduring addons is called "Exodus Redux", and it is a good one to start. It will provide you with pretty much every show and movie, unless you're looking for shows with very few streaming sources, like stiff from the 50's or even 90's. That's normal. If there isn't a lot of demand, there won't be a lot of sources.

Kodi, with the Exodus addon, will provide you with many more sources for streams than the apps I mentioned earlier, but you need to have more technical knowledge on how to set it up. Kodi used to be the main source of streaming until these other apps came out. They are popular because you don't really need much technical knowledge and they are so easy to set up. People got away from Kodi, and I did as well, until I got sick of not being able to find decent streams for some of my shows. Then I reinstalled Kodi and remembered how great it is.

Anyway, back to my recommendations for you. I think you'd have extreme difficulty setting up Kodi and learning what to do. I only say this because I've read your posts and you are very new to this. So I'd recommend that you download Cinema HD, Typhoon TV and Cyberflix at first and use them for your streaming. Husham has articles on them and provides download links. Be careful. Many of these sites have multiple links and try and get you to download other things that you don't want. Once you download the apps, use them and see how it works. After using them for a bit, try a real-debrid subscription. It's cheap. You can get it for a few weeks or as long as a six month term. You can Google how to set up your real-debrid subscription on your streaming apps.

Then, later, when you have a better understanding of how to download and stream, you can always try Kodi. It's the best but I'd stay away from it for now because I do think, respectfully, that you'd be overwhelmed. You need to learn more first.

Getting back to Seren: it's a Kodi addon, just like Exodus. The difference is that it works only if you have a real-debrid account. It's far superior to even Exodus. That is your final goal, in my opinion.

It's a long post and I'm typing it on my phone while doing other things, so forgive the typos.

To recap what I recommend:

1. Download Cinema HD, Cyberflix and Typhoon TV and use those apps to stream your shows and movies.

2. After using these apps for a bit and after learning the ins and outs, fork out for a real-debrid subscription and set it up on all of these apps.

3. Once you feel like you want to learn more, watch a lot of YouTube videos on Kodi and download it. Remember, Kodi is just an app, empty of any streaming sources. You must install your own addons, so there are a lot more steps. Install Exodus and some other popular addons. Set up Real-debrid on them if you still have a subscription at that time.

4. Install Seren (Kodi addon) with real-debrid. Do this as your last step, as you will have done a lot of reading by this point. You might want to review what your Internet plan allows. Is there a low data cap or do they slow down your connection to discourage you from streaming? Learn what you can do about that if you experience issues, etc.

You should not rush into this and jump into Kodi right away, unless you have someone experienced to set it up. And that's fine, but you then would also then be dependent on that person to help you out of you have problems. That's not my recommendation for self-proficiency. Start slow and get Cinema HD. If you can use Netflix, you can use Cinema. Take as long as you need to to learn. You might have Kodi up and running in a month or by the end of the year. Go at your own rate and learn as it interests you.

In my opinion, IPTV is for live TV channels. I never use it for VOD. I don't know if you are back up and running on Game Master yet, but that's all they are providing (for now), and that's all that I want. If you really want VOD as part of your IPTV package, then get a subscription with one of Game Master's competitors that provides it. Just because I don't value this service, doesn't mean it's not for you. I do feel you would get a much greater selection, quality and reliability with other apps, especially Kodi and real-debrid.

I hope this helps and I will answer any questions when I come back and visit this forum. I'm less active now that most people seem to have stabilised their Game Master service or have moved to another service, but I'll pop by every once I have a while. I'm sure other people will answer your questions too.
 
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