What does IPTV stand for?

Internet protocol television

When people talk about IPTV, they’re discussing a method of watching TV that uses the internet. This is different from the traditional ways we get TV, like via cable, satellite or over-the-air broadcasts.

Some of the most popular IPTV services you may have heard of are Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Apple TV+, and CBS All Access. These platforms give you access to TV shows and movies through your internet connection.

You can watch IPTV on a variety of devices. If you have a smart TV, you can use it to access IPTV services directly. But if your TV isn’t smart, don’t worry. You can still watch IPTV shows by using devices like a Roku box or a Amazon Fire Stick.

Example for using ‘IPTV’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard about IPTV?

Yeah, it stands for Internet Protocol Television, right? It’s TV through the internet instead of cable or satellite.

Exactly! It’s like Netflix and Hulu, where you can watch shows and movies on your computer, phone, or even TV.

Oh, got it! So, I can use my regular TV to watch IPTV if I get a plug-in receiver like Apple TV or Chromecast?