Television via Internet Guide Guide Switching A great advantage of IPTV. Especially compared to satellite television. There is the wide range of additional channels and the possibility of individual feature films on demand, which are not available to you with classic channels of reception. For example, IPTV providers already broadcast a large selection of HD programs, some free of charge in the basic rate and partly as a fee-based extension.
These pay-TV packages also contain special channels for the topics of documentary, feature films, children or sports such as the Bundesliga, and can be subscribed to individually. You do not receive these programs via satellite, major cable network operators also feed some pay-TV channels into the network. In contrast to almost all cable providers, IPTV also provides direct access to its own online film database via the Internet.
Several hundred to a thousand feature films, series, documentaries or sports broadcasts can be watched comfortably on demand. Depending on the current time, the shows are free of charge, newer movies are usually streamed directly to the TV for a fee. In this way, IPTV combines the digital television program with ad-free, paid channels and its own video library.
EVEN in terms of functionality, IPTV quickly convinces new users of its service. For example, an EPG (Electronic Program Guide), an electronic program magazine, is already part of all IPTV offerings as standard. The information on the broadcasts is available on the screen with the EPG in digital form and is the more up-to-date and more handy alternative to the printed newspaper. With your remote control you “scroll” on the screen, you can view details of shows or the daily program up to 14 days in advance, search specifically for shows or your favorite actor.
You can also use the EPG to program broadcasts for recording on the hard disk recorder or external hard drive. Another application that is very popular with IPTV owners is time-delayed television. Also called Timeshift, this function allows the short-term stop of the current TV program with any continuation. So if the phone rings, you urgently need to go to the toilet or call the kids, just stop the crime thriller or the football game in the middle of it.
When everything is done, the program is resumed from the stopped location. Within the recording time, you can even rewind forward and back and thus easily skip the next commercial break.
Since IPTV is received over the Internet, it is possible to exchange data between the user and the IPTV provider on both sides. In the “Entertain” offer, you can also access weather forecasts or your Ebay account during the program.
Direct tuning and guessing in TV shows via the remote control are other IPTV models. Ordering products on a shopping channel or retrieving a recipe in a cooking show would also be no problem via web-based IPTV. There are no limits to the possibilities and IPTV providers are already working diligently to further expand the service functions for IPTV.
You can also program the receiver via the Internet and thus from any PC or smartphone on the go. The image quality of IPTV also does not have to lag behind satellite or cable television. In contrast to interference-prone satellite reception, IPTV runs just as reliably as cables.