In this article, we’ll cover the installation and set-up process of the Perfect Player IPTV. The article is written in the context of Firestick, but the same can be extended to the FireTV and Firestick 4K.
The conventional paid cable and DTH services will possibly breathe their last breath by the end of this decade.
Some of the reasons below are sufficient to support the statement.
a) The availability of Live TV (and recorded) on various streaming sites
b) Several apps streaming the same
c) Introduction of IPTV
d) Streaming content from different OTT platforms, releasing every now and then
e) Low-cost broadband plans
These reasons, added with the fact that the internet connection is pretty stable even during the storms and rains (unlike the disrupted one of cable and DTH), well-justify the introductory statement given above.
And the continuously growing popularity of pocket-sized streaming devices hits hard to second the above statement.
Amazon Inc. launched its first streaming device called Firestick way back in November 2014. The continuous R&Ds and improvements with the device have made it one of the best picks of the streamers today.
The firestick comes with a power adapter and a remote. All you have to do is, supply the power to the device and insert it into the HDMI port of the display device. In case you ever find your firestick remote non-functional, we have a Firestick remote troubleshooting guide for you, which covers almost all the reported firestick remote problems and their fixes.
Amazon has its own app store called Amazon app store, from which the apps can be directly installed on the device. Apart from the low-cost, easy setup and flexibility of the firestick, it’s the streaming applications that have put the firestick popularity to the rollercoaster.
One category of such streaming apps is IPTV apps. With such apps you can watch the Live TV shows along with the show timing guide as you see with the cable/DTH. These apps provide a pretty improved streaming experience with literally unlimited and different kinds of streaming content.
Today we are going to discuss one such app called the Perfect Player.
What is Perfect Player for Firestick?
The Perfect Player is not an IPTV service, which means that it does not stream the Live channels. Instead, it can be seen as an IPTV manager. With this app, you can watch the IPTV programs of the subscribed IPTV service.
In short, if you have a subscription (login credentials) to an IPTV service provider (like Sportz TV, Sapphire TV etc), you can watch its channels through the Perfect Player.
How to Install Perfect Player on Firestick?
Perfect Player is not available on the official Amazon app store. But, because the firestick is based on Android, with a little tweak, any apk installation file can be installed on the firestick. However, if you wish to install it on an Android device or Android TV Box, the Perfect Player is available on the official Google Play Store.
Perfect Player apk can be installed on the firestick in three steps.
1) Install the Downloader App
a) Click the Home button on your firestick
b) Select Find
c) Search for Downloader. From the results, select Downloader
d) Select the Downloader app, shown on the screen.
e) Click the download button beside Get
2) Prepare Firestick for Installation
a) Can you see the settings icon on the extreme right hand
b) Here, select My Fire TV
c) Select Developer Options
d) Select Install Unknown apps
e) Turn it ON for the Downloader app
f) Press the Home button on your remote and select the settings icon once again
g) Here, open Preferences
h) Click Privacy Settings
i) Switch OFF, Device Usage Data & Collect App Usage Data
3) Perfect Player Installation on Firestick
In the previous steps, you have prepared firestick for the Perfect Player apk installation. Let’s begin with the apk installation.
a) Open Firestick Home & open the Downloader app
b) In the input URL text field type in the URL http://bit.ly/DiinoPP then click Go, to download the apk file of Perfect Player.
c) On the download page, click the big download button
d) Let the download of the Perfect Player apk file finish.
e) Click Install
f) Let the installation finish
g) Click Done
h) When asked, choose Delete to delete the downloaded apk file. You don’t need it anymore and it just occupies the limited storage of firestick.
i) Confirm Delete
Done. The Perfect Player is now installed on your streaming device, firestick. Enjoy firestick as your IPTV streaming source.
Relocate Perfect Player on Firestick
By default, firestick places the most recent installed app at the last. In case you wish to change its placement location, follow the below steps
a) Long press the Home button on your firestick remote
b) Click Apps
c) Navigate to the Perfect Player app (don’t click it)
d) On remote, press the options button (the 3-line button)
e) From the pop-up (bottom right), select Move
f) You can now navigate to the desired location, to place the Perfect Player
How to Set Up Perfect Player on Firestick?
Now that the Perfect Player is installed on the Firestick and you have placed it at the optimum location, you can go ahead, and set it up to convert the firestick into a smart IPTV.
Remember, the Perfect Player is not an IPTV streaming app, instead, an IPTV manager.
To initiate its set-up, first, you need to have an IPTV service subscription. The IPTV service provider sends an email to its users mentioning the M3U playlist URL & EPG URL. You need to provide this URL to Perfect Player.
Note: The Perfect Player works only with the IPTV service providers which either support playlists (M3U, XC or XSPF) or EPG (XMLTV or JTV format).
Let’s start the Perfect Player setup
a) Open Perfect Player app
b) Click ACCEPT to get started with Perfect Player.
c) On the Perfect Player home screen, click the settings icon
d) Choose General
e) This step onwards, Perfect Player will start importing the Playlist and EPG from the IPTV service provider. Click on Playlist
f) As a convention, most IPTV service providers give the M3U format playlist. This is selected by default. If you have another M3U playlist format, check that radio button.
If you also have the Video On Demand (VOD) enabled from your IPTV provider, tick the VOD check box.
In the URL, you need to type the playlist URL sent by your smart IPTV serviced provider. We suggest using the android mobiles & tablets as a firestick remote to type in the URL because with the firestick remote texting the long URL is both tiring and error-prone. The URL contains your username and password for authentication
Give this IPTV provider, a Name
g) Select EPG
h) Enter your EPG M3U URL, received by email. Even this time use your android mobiles & tablets to enter the URL, instead of the firestick remote. Select XMLTV and click OK.
i) Now click the back button two-three times and you’ll see the message Playlist Update Started.
j) After updating the playlist, the Perfect Player displays all the channels served by your IPTV provider.
k) To see the EPG of a channel, press the 3-Line menu button on the firestick remote, then select Show EPG
The other channel menu options shown with the firestick remote menu button (3-dot button) are –
Main Menu – This brings you out of the pop-up options window and takes you back to the previous channel list.
EPG Show EPG – If you have provided the EPG M3U URL to the Perfect Player, this option will display the Electronic Program Guide for the channel. Once you have clicked the EPG Show EPG to enable the EPG, this option changes to EPG Hide EPG to hide EPG in future.
Search Channel – Use this option to find your preferred channel from the search bar.
Decoder– Don’t touch this option, unless you know what you are doing.
View – You can change the default view type List to Table or Details.
Preview – Gives a preview of the channel.
Adaptive Sorting – This option offers the channels by learning from your streaming activities. I suggest using this feature after a couple of days to give enough time to Perfect Player to learn your streaming activities.
Add to Favorites – You can create your favorite channels list, by adding your preferred channels to favorites with this option, for quick channel surfing. All the channel from favorites are added to the top of their channel listings category. For quick access to this list of channels, you can also use the show favorites option.
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Features of Perfect Player
a) Quite a lightweight app. Perfect for the low storage firestick device.
b) Easy to install
c) Easy to setup
d) Works with the IPTV providers that support playlist and IPTV.
e) Available on the Google play store for installation on Android mobiles and Android smart TV.
Perfect Player is not an IPTV provider, instead, it’s an IPTV manager. This means that it does not stream TV shows and movies instead you already need to have a subscription to an IPTV service provider. By inputting the M3U playlist URL and the EPG URL sent from your IPTV provider, the Perfect Player gets the authorization to stream your IPTV’s content.
The step by step process is given in the article to install and set up the Perfect Player on the Firestick.
Enjoy, your IPTV stream on the Perfect Player.