Hypnotix – Watch Live TV via Linux Mint developed IPTV Player

December 4, 2020 — 2 Comments

Want to watch live TV on Ubuntu Linux? Try Hypnotix, a new IPTV player developed by Linux Mint team.

Hypnotix is a player application which streams from IPTV providers, which can be configured via a local M3U playlists, remote M3U URLs or the Xtream API.

The player uses libmpv for video playback, and it’s configured to ship with Free-IPTV as default IPTV provider. You can easily remove it and set your own providers via software preferences dialog.

Hypnotix can handle live TV channels but also VOD libraries for movies and TV series.

Content can be organized by categories and/or seasons. And you can watch TV in either left and right mode or full-screen mode.

How to Install Hypnotix in Ubuntu:

Hypnotix will be shipped with Linux Mint 20.1. So far it’s in BETA stage. The deb binary package is available to download at github releases page:

Hypnotix Releases

Once you downloaded the .deb package, either install it via Gdebi package installer or run command in terminal to install it:

sudo apt install ./Downloads/hypnotix*.deb


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2 responses to Hypnotix – Watch Live TV via Linux Mint developed IPTV Player

  1. Today I downloaded Hypnotix 1.1 from https://github.com/linuxmint/hypnotix
    and installed it. Then it said it depends on python 3, which I installed. After Python3 I re-installed Hypnotix. It is now visible in the menu under Sound and Video.
    When I click on it it shows in Dock as an icon and nothing happens. When I click on the icon in Dock, it bounces once and then disappears. In system monitor I can see that hypnotix.py starts from /usr/bin/python3 /usr/lib/hypnotix/hypnotix.py (yes that is a space behind python3).
    I’m running Elementary OS 5.1.7 based on Ubuntu 18.04
    Any idea why it is not working?

  2. You can start it from terminal to see error messages.

    If it doesn’t work you can try my lite version.


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