Flix IPTV is an IPTV player – an app enabling you to view video streams delivered over the internet rather than through traditional cable or satellite platforms.
However, Flix IPTV does not provide any content itself. The player allows you to access IPTV services from third-party providers. These services offer live television channels, video-on-demand libraries, and more.
To use Flix IPTV, you must subscribe to an IPTV service separately. The service provider will give you a URL link that directs you to their channel listings. You input this M3U URL into the Flix IPTV app, which loads all the available channels and content.
Key Features of Flix IPTV:
- Access to live TV channels from around the world, spanning entertainment, news, sports, and more
- Video-on-demand libraries containing movies, shows, documentaries, and other content
- Electronic program guide (EPG) to browse current and upcoming programming
- Support for multiple languages and subtitles
- Customizable themes and player options
- Parental controls to restrict mature content
- Works on FireStick and most Android devices both new and old
Is Downloading Flix IPTV on FireStick Legal?
Regarding streaming apps and add-ons, the question of legality always crops up. So is downloading Flix IPTV legal?
The short answer is yes – Flix IPTV itself is a legal application. You can download, install, and use the player app without issue.
However, some IPTV services accessible through the app may provide unauthorized or pirated content in certain regions. Accessing restricted streams could potentially get you in legal trouble.
- Flix IPTV itself is 100% legal.
- IPTV services offering entirely free content are more likely to be problematic
- Paid IPTV services are typically more reputable and licensed
Research before using any free IPTV provider with Flix IPTV to stay on the right side of the law. Or better yet, connect your FireStick to a VPN for guaranteed protection – more details later.
The legality also depends on your location. Specific live streams accessible in some countries may be geo-restricted in others. But if you avoid shady free services and use common sense, Flix IPTV provides a legitimate means of expanding your FireStick’s streaming potential.
Step-By-Step Guide to Downloading and Installing Flix IPTV
Ready to start watching global entertainment? Here is a step-by-step walkthrough of installing Flix IPTV on your FireStick.
1. Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Flix IPTV is not available on the Amazon Appstore, so you need to enable the installation of third-party apps downloaded from the web:
- Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options
- Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources
- Press the home button to return to the main screen
2. Download and Install Downloader App
Downloader lets you enter URLs to download files onto your FireStick:
- Select the Search option and type in “Downloader”
- Choose the Downloader app from the results
- Select Download to install it on your FireStick
3. Download the Flix IPTV APK File
Here’s where we grab the actual Flix IPTV installation file:
- Open the Downloader app
- Select the Enter a URL box and type in:
- Select Go to start the download
4. Install Flix IPTV
Almost there – now we just install the downloaded APK file:
- When the download completes, select Install
- Flix IPTV will now be installed on your FireStick
- Feel free to delete the APK file afterward to save space
That’s it! Flix IPTV should now be successfully installed and ready to use.
Configuring Your Flix IPTV App
Upon launching Flix IPTV for the first time, you’ll be met with a mostly empty app. As mentioned, Flix IPTV does not supply any streaming content – you need to connect it to an IPTV service.
Here’s how to get your Flix IPTV app connected and set up:
1. Retrieve Your Service URL
First, you need the URL link to interface Flix IPTV with an IPTV service.
- Sign up for an IPTV service if you haven’t already
- Check your registration email for the URL ending in .m3u or .txt
- This is the link to that service’s channel listings
2. Input URL into Flix IPTV
Now it’s time to input this URL into the Flix IPTV app:
- Open Flix IPTV and select Settings
- Choose User Account
- Note down the Mac Address shown
- On a web browser, go to:
- Enter your Mac Address and IPTV service URL
- Select Send to link the URL to your Flix IPTV app
Once connected, your IPTV service and its content should populate in the Flix IPTV app.
Using Your Flix IPTV on FireStick
With your service URL set up, it’s time to start streaming! Here’s an overview of how to use Flix IPTV and access its key features:
Browsing Live TV Channels
Flix IPTV organizes live TV channels by categories like Entertainment, Movies, Sports, and News. Scroll through the options to find something to watch.
You can see what’s playing and check the electronic program guide (EPG) for upcoming shows.
Accessing Video On-Demand Libraries
Many IPTV services offer video-on-demand libraries with a collection of movies, shows, and other content. Browse through categories like Action, Comedy, and Documentary, or search for a specific title.
Using the Watchlist Feature
If you come across something you want to watch later, use the Watchlist option to bookmark content. Access your watchlist in the sidebar menu.
Flix IPTV supports multi-language subtitles. While watching programming, tap the screen and select CC or Subtitles to enable subtitles.
Using Parental Controls
To restrict mature content, Flix IPTV offers Parental Controls. Go to Settings to create a 4-digit PIN, which must be entered to access blocked content.
Choosing External Players
Don’t like Flix IPTV’s default media player? You can set external players like MX Player or VLC as defaults under Settings.
With these tips, you’ll get the most out of your Flix IPTV experience on FireStick!
Adding Your Flix IPTV Shortcut to the Homescreen
For quick access, you’ll probably want Flix IPTV readily available on your FireStick’s homescreen rather than buried in the Apps menu.
Here’s how to add a Flix IPTV shortcut:
- Press the Home button on your remote
- Select Apps from the side menu
- Scroll down and highlight Flix IPTV
- Press the options button on your remote
- Select Move to add it to the homescreen row of your choice
The Flix IPTV app will be conveniently placed on your main FireStick interface.