TV-Lite is a free open-source IPTV player with Sopcast and Acestream handling capabilities, which runs in Linux and Windows.
TV-Lite aims to be a replacement for the older TV-Maxe. It so far uses VLC for media playback, and need Acestream and / or Sopcast for this program to be able to handle the respective stream types.
How to install TV-Lite in Ubuntu via PPA:
There’s an Ubuntu PPA maintains the software packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and Linux Mint 20.
terminal from system application launcher, and run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tv-lite/ppa-git
2.) You can then install the player via command:
sudo apt install sp-auth tv-lite
Once installed, open the player from system app menu and you can add following line into Menu -> “Manage subscriptions” for free TVs.
How to Remove TV-Lite:
To remove the IPTV player, open terminal and run command:
sudo apt remove sp-auth tv-lite
And remove the Ubuntu PPA via command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:tv-lite/ppa-git
Very nice article, thank you! Just to mention the instructions for adding the Free IPTV list in TV-Lite.
I’d like to add that TV-Lite has its own website, posting news and announcement about the program. A wiki is under construction and will arrive soon.
love this player the only criticism, no “Favourites” facility – thought this might be possible be saving and editing a local list but it’s a binary .db file – personally, I’d be happy to pay for this feature – don’t suppose there’s one in the pipeline?