Perfect Player released

Change log v1.4.8.1:

  • Added “Preview” option in channels list context menu
    Show currently playing channel preview and additional EPG info in all view modes
    (Full version feature)
  • Bugfixes

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79 Responses to Perfect Player released

  1. Hi, bought the app because it claims to have a “Preview” option like the screenshot above. However, in order to “Preview” any channel from that guide, I have to actually tune to it first.

    I’m confused by why it’s called “Preview” if you cannot actually preview the channel before you tune to it. My understanding is that “Preview” means you can view the channel before you actually tune to it. Much like the “Preview” feature that you would find in the STB emulator android app, ProgTV android app, and many others do.

    Would you be so kind to clarify this confusion with the term “Preview” since it appears to be misleading? Thanks!

    • nikman says:

      Please, read the change log carefully:
      “Added “Preview” option … Show playing channel preview…”.
      Probably, we should modify the description to:
      “Show currently playing channel preview”

      This is more like another view mode option, to be able to see both extended EPG data (programme category and description) in all view modes and also what’s on air now.
      This is a new function and probably it could be modified in the future.

  2. Robert Frost says:

    Latest version on the shield – long press on the middle button no longer opens the menu. Just reloads the current channel. Have I done something silly?

    • nikman says:

      Sometimes the issue happens with the Nvidia Shield’s remote control. Pressing several times (maybe harder) and it works again.
      However, this never happens when using game-pad, keyboard, mouse, etc.
      Looks like, the RC’s issue – the reason is low battery, contact bounce, firmware, hardware … don’t know yet.

  3. Derrick Robinson says:

    I’m interested in the preview option but was unable to view it. Do you need the pro version? If not I could use some guidance. Thanks

  4. Luca Stellet says:

    Hi! I update my perfect player on Mibox and almost all the times he crash and back to home screen. The android version is Oreo. Cansei you help me?

    • nikman says:

      Initial Oreo firmware update on Xiaomi Mi Box 3 is known to be buggy. You should check for the latest firmware updates.
      Also, try to select different decoder in Settings->Playback->Decoder.
      If you can provide us the streams and reproduction steps, please, send us an email.
      Thanks for the feedback!

  5. Ferreira says:

    Tem que adicionar o suporte ao 4k no app.

    • nikman says:

      Your device must support it. Try to select different Decoder in Settings->playback->Decoder.

      • Ferreira says:

        Ola tudo bom ? Na próxima atualização você pode adicionar mais um tema e adicionar uma função melhor para o carregamento dos canais e algumas outras melhorias.

  6. Rogan says:

    Do I have to purchase this for each box I use it on? Or does one purchase cover my 3 android boxes?

    • Don says:


      Based on anything else that I have purchased from Google Play, as long as all your devices are registered to the same google acct. it should end up being a 1 time buy. Not sure why it would be any different for this program.

    • nikman says:

      The app will work in “Full version” mode on all of your Android devices running under your Google Play account.

  7. Timpotte says:

    I consider myself a power user on two TVs and not a lick of issues. Previoys beta had a bug that caused thr guide to stutter however fixed and works very seamless.

  8. Jesse says:

    Love the new update and it works great. I have a question. Is there a way to auto play a group? Some groups are VOD of seasons and would be great to have it on auto play. Also, is there a way to rearrange the groups like we can rearrange the channels? Thanks for all you hard work!

    • Tig says:

      Totally agree with Jesse, app is brilliant.

      Along with group rearranging would it be possible to create our own groups and also rename channels feature and a final one, a channel logo search feature or a way to store our own logos to add

      Keep up the fantastic work guys 👍🏻

  9. Dennis G says:

    I also vote for a way to store my own logos

  10. Bubbler says:

    thanks Nik
    the improvements are nice; but I have issues with the decoder.

    if I test a channel with VLC it plays fine, it would also show on the PP App, but the Auto Decoder doesn’t tune it all the best, sometimes the other decoders don’t work or the picture and voice goes out of sync, even if AFR is enabled

    I can send you a sample of several channels that the AUTO Decoder isn’t tuning properly

    • Art says:

      I have same issues on some channels too, no video, just sound (android TV).
      On Samsung S8+ it’s even worse.
      Any help would be much appreciated.

      • nikman says:

        Try to assign different “Decoder” for that channels in channels list context menu or select different default decoder in Settings->Playback->Decoder.

  11. issepower says:

    How to activate full version on fire tv when downloaded the APK? when I push the buy button nothing happens

  12. Cua de danh says:

    i hope zoom full screen option, 4:3 or sd channel look strange, thanks

  13. kralj3gs says:

    This app canot install on my amazon fire tv .
    Where is link for new version perfekt player APk version manual instal.
    i have paid version but very old from januar.

  14. Mike says:

    This is by far the best application I have found for playing my IPTV m3u list subscription. The ‘preview’ mode in the EPG brings this as close to a true cable tv experience as it can get. The only suggestion I have so far for a future build is to have the option of putting the preview pane (along with the show description) at the top of the screen above the EPG grid. If this is already possible, bI apologize, but please reply with instructions.

  15. Hasse says:


    I searched among iptv and found perfect player iptv,
    have downloaded the app as well as paid to unlock etc.
    Then I went to “How to setup iptv” etc

    What I did not understand is where to find or get username and password for playlist and EPG?

    Thank you for your help

    • nikman says:

      You need to find an IPTV provider – he’ll give you playlist and EPG URLs with the channels you need.
      Please, watch video tutorial for the app to see how to setup and use it.

  16. Porque no meu dispositivo Android não funciona a função AFR?

    • nikman says:

      AFR requires Android 6 or higher and also device must support it.
      If you can enable AFR, then try to select different decoder in Settings->Playback->Decoder.

  17. Shakra says:


    Perfect Player freeze and crash after 5 to 10 minutes when i watch in UHD with all decoder.

    • nikman says:

      Looks like device specific issue.
      Check for the latest firmware updates and that device coolers are mounted correctly.

  18. Shakra says:

    It’s on MiBox 3 with last update.
    With others player, i haven’t crash

  19. Shaun Baker says:

    I love this app. Is there any way can modify the AFR feature so the refresh rate is not changed when accessing the menu options please. Currently the AFR is setting 60hz when on menu but often channels are 24/50 and this slows down accessing the menu’s.

  20. Damir says:

    when will you add the xtream vod api? You have added the series api and it works superb… hoping to see this feature i the next release and also one click backup file ppbck integration. Keep up the good work!

  21. Mike says:

    Please consider a “time-out” option. Maybe after about a couple hours display a flashing message to press OK to keep the app running and shut it down if after a count down if it gets no response. Falling asleep while watching tv really kills the data. Thank you…

  22. PierPaolo says:

    I have been using the application for more than a year without problems.

    I have an IPTV M3U own playlist and a URL with its EPG.

    With this new version, when I apply the EPG to more than 50 channels, after a short time of use, the player goes to NOT decode correctly, and no channel can be seen.

    I have tried to change the type of decoder but it is not solved.

    I have to go back to the default options and enter my m3U channel list again so that it plays correctly.

    If only I do not have 35 channels with EPG, the problem does not occur.

    I have a TV Box with Android 7.1

    With the previous versions of Perfect Player I never had this problem.

    • nikman says:

      Whether the channel could be reproduced, do not depend on whether it has an EPG or not. Also, there should no be any difference how many EPG channels have EPG.

  23. paul says:

    i agree mike. that would be very good.

  24. Derrick Robinson says:

    I have a question. Is there anyway to add codec played such as “mx” or “yes” players? Lately my player has been buffering where the apk’s seem to have no problems, due to the fact they give you the option of using these players to optimize performance. Thanks

  25. kamil66 says:

    uand allez-vous ajouter le xtream vod api? Vous avez ajouté la série api et cela fonctionne parfaitement… en espérant voir cette fonctionnalité dans la prochaine version et aussi en un seul clic, l’intégration du fichier de sauvegarde ppbck. Continuez votre bon travail!

  26. Alex says:

    My provider mpeg 2 channels starts very slow on system decoder with mibox 3 intern, but if to set hw+ then it goes ok for video with no sound at all. Can you, please, check is it possible to fix hw+ decoder for all mpeg 2 standard streams. P.S. with program decoder it works but starts for 2-3 sec in slow motion not good for daily use.

  27. nunoedge says:

    Is there a way to skip channel numbers? For example to have Channel 1, 2 and then 5. In Kodi IPTV Simple Client you can by hiding channel groups but here using the same formula, it keeps sorting from 1 to N

  28. Perry Rubino says:

    anyway to add a favorites group, to make it easier to go into other than holding down on button to scroll down to show favories??

  29. Buddy Saucedo says:

    Can you add icon for catchup channels.

  30. Nik Napster says:

    I interested of forwarding URL stream.
    Redirect from URL to URL

  31. Matthew Bourne says:

    Is there any reason why my providers M3U URL will not pull anything through? Works fine on my 2nd fire stick which has the older version of perfect player on which I had paid for. But on my other fire stick which I had to sideload the new apk for perfect player it won’t pull my providers iptv through?

    • nikman says:

      Shouldn’t be any difference. Make sure that your playlist is still available for download by its URL on your second device.

  32. PLASIDO says:

    Hi *nikman*

    Need to know how can i make the Decoder change though the m3u8 link

    no sure it can be done,,

    like example


    i don’t know about code but this just an idea would be very helpful,

    to be use like that, without the need to do it manually

    let me know please
    is very important and useful for sure


  33. Leonardo Vinicius says:

    nas configurações do player é possível modificar o aspect ratio e as legendas

  34. John S says:

    When on FireTV using this latest version “unlock full version” doesn’t do anything. I tried closing and reopening and clicking many times. When I click it nothing happens. How can I upgrade to full?

  35. Frank says:

    I have tried several to get PP it says its downloaded but no guide on screen on screen. Im trying with vaderstream

    • nikman says:

      You have to enter EPG URL in Settings->General->EPG.
      FAQ: What is EPG and where can I get it?
      Then if there is no EPG, you should use Settings->Advanced->EPG assign mode to see and link EPG data to channels.

      • Frank says:

        I have enteredplaylist url and epg url at least 20 times i get same result. Epg downloaded but there is no epg on the screen. I know i have entered proper credentials

        • Frank says:

          When i put it on epg asign i get channel names like abc a+e ect. Some are just numbers. All have a 1 to far right. But nothing happens when i click on it

  36. Tig says:

    When you have your channel list showing down the left side of the screen press menu and select show epg

    • Frank says:

      Says 782 downloaded but no channel list on left

      • Jeff Cristobal says:

        Change to download update daily

      • Tig says:

        When you typed your playlist url in you didn’t tick the VOD box did you

        • Frank says:

          No i did not. I tried typing in 6 more times sine last reply. No epg
          When i set setting to epg assign i get 782 channels downloaded. When put on show epg i get channel names on right. Ie: adc amc ext on tight side on screen. If i click i highlite them and click nothing happens

  37. Tig says:

    I’d speak to your provider, one last one, in the epg url do you have xmltv.php?

  38. Damir says:

    where is the plugins directory input??

  39. Albert Davletshin says:

    Можно ли установить свой плеер на воспроизводимое видео?. Просто во встроенном нет функции заполнение экрана и подогнать под размер, а некоторые каналы из моего плей-листа не на полный экран, и максимум что позволяет ваш плеер это 16:9, и остаются полосы по горизонтали.

    • nikman says:

      В окне “Опции” можно выбрать нужное значение “Соотн. сторон” и “Увеличение”.
      Или Вам не хватает какой-то конкретной комбинации этих параметров?

  40. Larry Pausal says:

    Hello. Ever since I’ve been trying to use the latest version of perfect player, it doesn’t generate any channels or epg. I’ve used perfect player (older version ) for years. I’ve entered the same m3u and epg info I’ve used with the older version. I’m on an Amazon Firestick

    • nikman says:

      Make sure that your playlist and EPG still alive (available for download by URLs) and entered correctly in settings.

  41. Larry Pausal says:

    My me and epg are still working on another device. I have checked, double checked and triple checked the m3u and epg in the settings.

  42. Shane says:

    Hi I got this app on the firestick a while back I have only come to notice that the app had been removed a while back now as I bought the app how can I get the updates ?

  43. Adr3n says:

    There is an issue as of yesterday when setting the decoder to HW+ doesn’t allow the stream to be played.

  44. pavel says:

    Здравствуйте! Использую полную версию на трёх устройствах и действительно как только обновил до последней версии, то перестал обновляться EPG и не подгружаются из папки иконки. Была мысль откатить на предыдущую версию, но потом попробовал EPG от и всё заработало, но старые ссылки нет.

    • nikman says:

      Убедитесь, что данные EPG обновлены на серверах для ссылок которые “не работают”.

      • pavel says:

        Будет возможность сравнить старую версию и новую сравню так ради технического интереса. Результат всё равно есть, пользуюсь уже год. Уважаемый Никман Вы не задумывались над тем чтобы создать что-то для MAG-250 для просмотра IP tv например портал?

  45. Criistian Moore says:

    Please add the rename channel feature on channel manegement

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