The Best Legal IPTV Service Providers in 2019

Dan Price 04-12-2019

There are dozens of IPTV services available, some providing illegal content, and others providing legal content. As tempting as it may be, you should avoid IPTV services that cross the line, and instead focus on those which stay firmly on the right side of the law.


Thankfully, there are plenty of legal IPTV service providers available. Some of which are free, and others that require a paid subscription. In this article, we find the best legal IPTV services that won’t get you in trouble with the law.

1. Sling TV

One of the best IPTV providers in the US is Sling TV. It was the first IPTV provider to offer multi-channel live TV over the web after it went live in 2015.

Sling is also an IPTV subscription service. Two plans are available: Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both cost $25/month.

The two plans offer different channels. Sling Orange includes channels from ESPN and Disney, but not FOX or NBC. Sling Blue is the opposite; you can watch content from FOX and NBC, but not ESPN or Disney.

If you want access to all the channels, you need to subscribe to both IPTV plans for $40/month (a 20 percent saving).


2. Hulu + Live TV

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If you want a reliable IPTV service, you should consider Hulu. The company offers three streaming plans, but only the most expensive $44.99/month subscription provides access to live TV channels.

Networks in the Hulu + Live TV package include ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX Sports, ESPN, MSNBC, HGTV, Telemundo, and CNN. In total, more than 50 channels are available. Sports lovers can enjoy coverage of the NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA, and the English Premier League.

Note: While Hulu may be one of the best IPTV services in the US, it isn’t available in other countries. European users will need to look elsewhere.


3. Pluto TV

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If you want the best free IPTV provider, check out Pluto. It works on all the major cord cutting devices, including Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and several smart TVs. It’s also one of the best IPTV add-ons for Kodi.

A few premium channels are available. They include Sky News, Bloomberg, RT, and, depending on where you live, FOX Sports News.

Pluto also offers several of its own IPTV channels. They focus on particular genres of movies and TV shows. The Pluto app is available around the world.


4. DirecTV Now

Other IPTV providers in the US include PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV, but first, let’s talk about DirecTV Now. It is one of the best paid IPTV providers.

DirecTV Now is a subsidiary of AT&T. The company offers six different IPTV subscriptions. The cheapest is the Select package. It costs $35/month and provides access to 155 channels. The most expensive plan is Premier. It will set you back $110/month but includes 330 channels.

Only the Premier subscription includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax. If you want ESPN and FOX Sports, you’ll need to pay $40/month.

If you sign up for DirecTV Now, you won’t be tied into a long IPTV subscription; you can cancel at any time without penalty.


5. USTVnow


Some of the options we’ve looked at so far are among the best IPTV services inside the US, but what if you’re not on American soil?

An excellent app to consider is USTVnow. It provides US expats and military members with access to five free IPTV channels. They are ABC, CBS, The CW, PBS, and MyTV9.

If you pay the $19/month IPTV subscription fee, you’ll also be able to watch AMC, FOX, Animal Planet, The Weather Channel, USA Network, ESPN, and more.

6. PlayStation Vue

Like many of the IPTV providers we’ve looked at so far, PlayStation Vue is only available in the United States.

Four IPTV plans are available through PlayStation Vue. They are Access ($44.99/month), Core ($49.99/month), Elite ($59.99/month), and Ultra ($79.99/month).

Disney and ESPN are available in the basic plan. Core adds ESPN News and the NFL Network. If you want HBO and Showtime, you need the Ultra subscription.

And don’t let the name confuse you; PlayStation Vue is available on multiple platforms—including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. There’s also a web app.

7. BBC iPlayer

Most of the main over-the-air TV networks in the UK provide their own streaming service. You can use them to watch live British TV and to catch up with old series and episodes on demand.

The BBC iPlayer service is the most well-known of the TV apps from the UK. To access it, you need to live in Britain. Non-British residents may have some success with a VPN or a smart DNS.

BBC iPlayer is also one of the best ways to watch IPTV on Kodi The 10 Best Kodi Add-Ons to Watch IPTV Kodi is an excellent media player, but a few add-ons can make it even better. Here are the best Kodi add-ons to watch IPTV. Read More . There is a third-party BBC iPlayer add-on in the official Kodi repo.

8. YouTube TV

The last of the “big five” IPTV subscription providers in the US is YouTube TV.

There is only one plan available; it costs a flat $40/month and provides access to more than 60 IPTV channels, including ABC, FOX, CNN, NBA TV, FOX Sports, Comet, E!, and TNT.

Some additional add-on channels are available. Starz is an extra $9/month, Showtime is $7/month, AMC Premier is $5/month, and FOX Soccer Plus is $15/month.

YouTube TV is not yet available in all metro areas. Check directly on YouTube TV’s site to find out whether it’s available in your town.

9. TVPlayer


TVPlayer is a free IPTV provider in the UK.

You’ll get access to BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel Four, Channel Five, Dave, More4, CBBC, BBC News, Food Network, Fashion TV, Travel Channel, and more.

If you want to watch ITV 2, 3, or 4, Comedy Central, E!, Eurosport, The History Channel, or National Geographic, you need to subscribe to a £9.99/month no-contract plan.

10. Zattoo

Zattoo is Europe’s best IPTV provider. It offers more than 200 free IPTV channels from countries across the continent, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and more.

A premium subscription plan is available. In addition to the 200+ free channels, you’ll also receive more than 70 high-definition channels.

Zattoo costs roughly $10/month, depending on the exchange rate.

Choose the Best IPTV Service for You

We’ve listed the IPTV services that should meet your needs, no matter where in the world you live or what type of content you want to watch. Now you just need to choose the one that best suits you.

If you would like to learn more, be sure to read our articles listing the best IPTV apps on Android The 7 Best Free IPTV Apps: How to Watch Live TV on Android What is the best IPTV app for Android? Here are the best IPTV apps for Android TV and mobile devices. Read More and detailing how to watch live TV on Kodi How to Watch Live TV on Kodi Cutting the cord can mean losing access to live television. However, there are a number of ways to watch live TV on Kodi. Read More .

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  1. Toby Emerson
    January 3, 2020 at 12:54 am

    boy, all these prices are very, very wrong. And Playstation dropped their service. I know this says it is recent, but it is not. its way, way off.

  2. Madlen Thorwarth
    October 2, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Thanks! For the information. But Since you have a Mag 256, you can pick from any of the linked IPTV providers. Please note that IPTV Insider does not provide any subscriptions, we only link to the ones we tested and had good experiences with.

  3. Nick Ntigrintakis
    October 1, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Hey! Dan, such a great list of subscribers nice collection. thanks for sharing the information.

  4. Lions IPTV
    September 27, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Hi Dan! thanks for sharing information. You got such a great collection of IPTV providers

  5. Lions IPTV
    September 27, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Hi Dan! Thanks for sharing information. Such a great collection of IPTV providers.

  6. Sebastian
    September 19, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Hi Dan! A great checklist to go & eventually will add some most viable within my list. So, thanks for sharing...

  7. Isaac Lee Martinez
    March 20, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Why didnt yall include IXQTV its 35 a month and gives you every single channel around the USA and world and the NFL NBA MLB MLS ect... and PPV events are included

    • B
      May 6, 2019 at 1:59 am

      This IXQTV seems to good to be true as far as legal to use let alone help sell to make money on (pyramid scheme?)..I mean to offer over thousands of channels from around the world even premium paid channels like HBO,PPV,Sports I’m mean basically every cable channel that is normally paid viewing?..for $39 a month ? How is this possible?..when some of these networks are already sueing many Iptv services already for doing exactly this ?..so hows this even legal regardless on whether it’s recorded content or not it still infringes on broadcasting and copyright laws doesn’t it?

  8. kristina
    March 19, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Did we forget about Canada?

  9. Khalid
    March 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I need apps that support BeIN sports, even if it is illegal.

  10. Bumba Clyde
    March 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Dumbass, that's why people cut the cable, because it's too expensive!

    • John O'Grady
      March 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      Every single one of these 'choices' show just how much the cable co's despise their customers.
      I can very happily do without these 'great' deals.

  11. Bruce Dale
    March 19, 2019 at 10:55 am

    As a YouTube TV subscriber, I noticed one thing that wasn't mentioned in the article. One of the influencing factors in my choosing YouTube TV was its unlimited cloud based DVR feature. In order to give an apples for apples comparison, this should surely be a consideration when choosing a service. I suspect at least some of the other services do not offer this feature.