What is IPTV? Advantages and disadvantages

by Hassan Ali I am Blogger
Worldwide technology has ceased to be what it was at another time, and this was thanks to all the power of the internet, which has surprised from the very moment of its birth.

Through this technology, you can find anything you are looking for, from the lyrics of a song, a music video, the telephone of an institution, and even the option of being able to watch TV.

To better understand the full potential of being able to watch television over the internet, we must delve into the concept of IPTV.

IPTV is the acronym for what in English means "Internet Protocol Television", or Internet Protocol Television, in Spanish. This is about the distribution of pay television signals through broadband connections, using the IP protocol. This means that all the programming of the TV channels arrives in the same way as how the internet arrives at your house.

What is IPTV?

Internet Protocol Television refers to any TV plan that is transmitted to homes making use of the potential of the Internet, unlike traditional television that comes through a cable connection.

Indeed, there are many different forms of IPTV, so this technology can be adopted at home by contacting an online television provider, downloading apps to watch TV on Android or iOS, searching for television channels on Google or another search engine, or, finally, subscribing to an IPTV service.

This new way of transmitting television has been created based on the technology of streaming video transmission. This way, you no longer need to spend several minutes waiting for a file to download and view it later.

In short, with IPTV you can watch any channel at any time and in real time. Also, with this technology it is much easier to personalize what each person wants to see with this type of non-traditional transmission.

Without a doubt, this new way of distributing the television signal will not only be the future in a few years, but it also makes us imagine all the potential that we can enjoy, leaving behind today's traditional television.

For this protocol to be possible, it is necessary to group several elements linked together:

  • Video signal and its corresponding servers
  • Content distribution
  • Necessary software
  • Subscription and access equipment.

Differences between IPTV and online TV

It is essential to make clear the obvious difference between what it is to watch TV through IPTV or through online television. With what has been seen so far, it is clear that they are two very different ways of watching TV, both in use and in operation.

As for IPTV, everything is developed around the broadband service that you have contracted, which means that it is not necessary to access the internet to use IPTV. In general terms, its operation is similar to that of the internet, but more specifically in videos and audiovisual material.

On the other hand, if it is about online television, we are referring to watching television on the internet through the same broadband connection that is used every day to surf the internet and different web pages.

Watching television on the internet means that you have to look for pages dedicated to this, offering various channels that can be seen online through a player. As you can imagine, the quality will be much lower than that of IPTV, in addition to the programming will also be much more limited.

Pros and cons of IPTV

Because the technology used in IPTV is very recent and modern, it is still developed, so we can mention both advantages and disadvantages of it.

To know even more about this technology, we are going to mention several points for and against that IPTV has. This will serve when you need to subscribe to a service.

Positive points of IPTV

Among the most prominent advantages is the ability to choose exactly what you want to see. Whether it is a series, a movie or a song in particular, you will be able to personalize your TV!

An IPTV service not only offers the full range of traditional channels that you already know, but also adds a whole list of new channels that you cannot find in another online TV service.

In other words, it has a much more abundant range of channels and, in an unbeatable way, providing a superior quality of definition. Because it incorporates an exclusive bandwidth for this purpose, the images seen on TV are of a resolution that causes surprise to those who did not know how IPTV worked.

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About Hassan Ali Junior   I am Blogger

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