Perfect Player (Android) video tutorial

Perfect Player video tutorial

How to setup IPTV on Perfect Player

In this tutorial you can find Perfect Player initial setup and basic usage.
The video shows how to add IPTV playlist, add EPG source, working with favorites, switching view modes, etc.

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147 Responses to Perfect Player (Android) video tutorial

  1. steven says:

    super, any setup video for windows?

  2. sami says:

    How do I work enlarge the screen image

    • nikman says:

      During playback press “Video camera” button in main menu to change video options (aspect ratio, zoom mode, etc.)

  3. pippo says:

    with native decoder on Android TV box, I see the channels with high quality ‘but in the bottom of the image always appears an annoying green horizontal line nn rieso to remove. Can you help me?

  4. Wisstnb says:

    How can you delete a group of channels in Android?

    • nikman says:

      To remove a channels group you can move all channels from this group to another group or restore default channels group (double-tap on channel name or hide groups from context menu and press Enter/Ok key on selected channel).

      • Koen says:

        Hello, I have the same issue. I have only 5 groups I want to use (from 200 groups). The other ones I’d like to hide or move to the bottom. What would be working better is an option to hide the group. Or move the locked groups down in the list.

  5. onebeat says:

    Hello, great app…i have problem that sometimes logo of your player is showing in center of channel until i restart android box. I have payed version of app…

  6. Mark fields says:

    Hi, is it possible to install perfect player on a android TVs

  7. aderbale says:

    Hi Nik,

    I bought the professional version of Perfect Player but i’m experiencing some problems with many IPTV channels on my Android Tv Box: at the bottom of the screen a green line appears with many channel but not with all channels. Using Kodi v17 beta 6 with the same channels i have no problems.

    I used all decoder (HW, HW+, SW) but the green line is still here…

  8. Fabio Trama says:

    bom dia alguém pode me ajudar estou com problema na atualização do EPG na primeira configuração ele mostra a programação perfeita depois de uns dias some e nada mais faz voltar só se eu renetar o aparelho e instalar novamente alguém pode me ajudar

      • Carol says:

        I’m kind of new at this so bear with me. All I need to do is to find out when I’m watching a show how to get back to the PVR. Or guide. Can you help me with that? I can’t find the answers anywhere so while I was reading through this thread I decided to click reply. Sorry if it was a boo boo. LOL. But trying to get back to the guide is driving me absolutely crazy! On a firestick with a firestick remote

  9. Mark fields says:

    PP doesn’t seem to work on my new sony TV. Ioaded the app from Google store. PP works ok on my fire stick.

  10. algdu83 says:

    Thank you very much for this super app

    Can disable or give you the option to disable buffering for iptv strings
    Example I look at a match and when I have a break … back.. I have the following of the match, not the direct LIVE, with other application no problem
    The buffering option is good for VOD.. not for live
    thank you

  11. Daniel W Petersson says:

    Hello, I wonder is there a common problem with subtitles. The subs just wont show. I tried other apps and VLC and it works nice. If I can fix subtitles to work it would really be a Perfect perfect player.

  12. Bruno says:

    How to select ‘hardware’ decoder for all the channel in one shoot in Perfect Player?
    I tried all the menu, and I’m only able to change this setting channel per channel, which is a pain 🙁
    Where to change it once for all ?


  13. rsa says:

    Hi, where video options ? for Deinterlacing, Aspect ratio, Zoom mode, Audio track, Subtitles. cant found it (android version 1.4.0 )

  14. Gil says:

    I paid for the app and it works awesome, I was wondering if there is a way to use subtitles ? Within iptv? I see the little icon at the bottom that looks like the subtitles icon? Any advise?

    • nikman says:

      During playback press “Video camera” button in main menu to change video options.

      • Gil says:

        Ok I do that but then what?

      • Gil says:

        I see that option it states “no subtitles” (1) when I click on it the video sort of rewinds for a few sec? This is via flawless iptv ? Any ideas?

        • Daniel says:

          Same for me, subs just doesn’t work. It works with other players. Maybe a bjg tobbe fixed in the next update Niklab?

  15. Gil says:

    On a fire Tv what is the best setting for iptv playback? Like Flawless VOD ? Tv works great but VOD buffeers alotn

  16. remlad says:

    Greetimngs, I was wondering if this app will work on an andriod tablet?

  17. Black says:

    How add channels to the favorites on Android

    • nikman says:

      Use “Add to favorites” item in channels list context menu and “Show favorites/all” also there.

  18. Paul says:

    Hi any video on how to organise the groups or how to create them?

  19. Greg says:

    Has anyone had any looping problems? Replays over and over again

  20. rogan says:

    You guys could corner the market here, your guided looks nice, user friendly great with setting up the groups, but if you can add the rewind fast forwarding of live TV(time shift) and recording. Progtv has these features but there guide and interface sucks. You guys would own the market, people would pay up to $20 for this, I know I would

  21. Peter Johansson says:

    Subtitles with iptv doesnt work. Really need that feature. Thanks in adwance

    • Rod says:

      Same here, I am using HW+ and I have the latest Fire TV, and I get the subtitle option just fine, it says Eng, I pick that one, but the subtitle never show up. Same thing happen in an Android Samsung Galaxy tablet, I get the subtitle option, but the letters never show up.

  22. WAYNE BOND says:

    I can change were it say all channels to the different categories any help please

    • nikman says:

      You can use Settings->Advanced->Groups management mode to move channels into existing or new groups.

      • Rory says:

        Do you know how to do this via w95smart TV Box please? I only have ALL CHANNELS which takes some scrolling through! thanks

  23. Rodrigo says:

    What port I need to forward in my router to have acces to my “IPTV data server” in my home compuer from my Android box in my office ?

    Thank you for the great work you do to make Perfect Player the best IPTV program for Android!!


  24. Andrew says:

    Hello Friend I was wondering how do I create groups and move channels to them. Thanks

    • nikman says:

      Yes. You can use Settings->Advanced->Groups management mode to move channels into new or existing groups.

  25. Robert Kipness says:

    I’m using perfect Player on a new Nvidia Shield. I’m watching IPTV service with it and at the 8 – 81/2 minute time the app will kick out and restart. I took Shield back and got it replaced thinking that something was wrong with the box. But PP still does the same thing on the new shield box. Do you knew what is causing this issue and what I need to do to correct the issue? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

  26. Kev Cadden says:

    I’m getting a small red circle when trying a channel and the stream won’t.load. epg and.playlist loaded correctly.

  27. steve says:

    the background is too plain. how can i add a background picture?

    • nikman says:

      You can try different themes (Settings->GUI->Theme).
      Other options are not available.

  28. kirk says:

    Is there a way to get program information on the guide without switching views also are you going to enable us to go more into the future on the guide to see whats on later? Thanks in advance

  29. Glenn Tamura says:

    Are there any audio “synch” controls anywhere on the free player? Or, how about on the Pro version? Also, only some of my channels have synch problems, but others do not. Is this common?

  30. Shafqat says:

    No group management for android tv app?

  31. Jimmy says:

    Can u do EPG shift for only a specific group?

  32. Gierek says:

    Why i dobt have on xiaomi mi box HW decoder? It”s only HW+

  33. Alan says:

    My playback often goes into a loop (repeating the previous 10/20 seconds ) I am using an android box with perfect player. Is there setting I need to change to stop this ?

  34. Rafael says:

    How can I organize channels alphabetically

  35. Glenn Tamura says:

    Hello Nikman… Great App… But, during heavy Internet use time, I get a lot of buffering. I’ve tried more expensive Android Boxes, but the result is the same. Is there a downloader service like Real-Debrid that will work with Perfect Player?

  36. Carl Gendece says:

    I am using Nvidia Shield and when going through my list of channels it will shut down and kick me out to a screen that says it needs to be restarted. I have tried all the different decoders and still have the same problem

      • Carl Gendece says:

        I have tried the older version and have also tried the backup and restore option and still having the same issues

        • nikman says:

          Obviously, it is Nvidia Shield TV’s firmware update (6.2) issue.
          Hopefully, further firmware updates could fix it.

          • Robert Kipness says:

            I have been having this problem with restarting every 8 minutes before the Nvidia 6.2 update. They have all my crash report logs and claim that it isn’t because of the Nvidia operating system. And if it was then everyone using a shield would be having this problem!

  37. Hektor says:

    Hello, is it possible to generate m3u file from channels which are added on perfect player, because I have lost the m3u file from my android box, I want to install perfect player on android tv but I have lost m3u file…

    • nikman says:

      You can only backup app’s settings (Settings->Defaults->Backup settings).

      Unfortunately, there is no such option to save cached data from the app.

  38. vikash says:

    Hello , i tried to import .m3u files to watch channels. But when i select a channel. I have the loading screen (white circle that turns) and the red circle at the end.

    Thank you in advance for your help

  39. glenn tamura says:

    Hi Nikman… I have two playlists that I have started using. I saw the menu item that says “show playlists” (or something like that), but no matter which list I choose, the first playlist on the list is the only one that shows up. No items on the second playlist show up at all.

    • nikman says:

      You should check that your second playlist URL is working and its entered correctly in settings.

  40. Mary Meg says:

    Hi, can I put a whole group into another? To be more specific, I’d like to put Sport into favorites. Do I have to select each channel and add it or is there a simpler way to select the whole group and add it?

    • nikman says:

      Currently, there is no such option to mark all the channels of a group as favorites. As well as, move several channels at once into another group.
      However, you can hide some unnecessary groups in “Groups management mode”.

  41. Russ says:

    Why is MSNBC always out of sync

  42. amel mehremic says:

    I have a problem I can load the list from my m3u list..

    • nikman says:

      Please, describe your problem in more details. You can send your playlist for tests.

  43. Rafael says:

    Where in options is the Channels management Mode? I have m3u Iptv66 and cant find

  44. Hoachy says:

    Hi Thank you for such a versatile app, I can see films perfectly on my player but when i try to to run a live stream from a channel I get the circle at the bottom buffering and then the red circle on every live stream. I have tried auto and hardware decoders which makes no difference but I thought if it was a problem with my inputs then it shouldn’t show me the boxed set films. thank you

  45. Edward A Dries says:

    Please help, I have 2 Playlist and cannot find option to switch between them. It is not showing up in channel context (pop-up) menu.

    • nikman says:

      Note, that context menu may have vertical scroll bar.
      Use “Select playlists” item there.

      • Edward A Dries says:

        I have scrolled and the option does not show up. Even though I have two Playlists.

  46. Edward A Dries says:

    Okay so I added a third Playlist and now the option shows up for two Playlists.However the second Playlist still doesn’t. It is a VOD Playlist. Why doesn’t it show up

  47. David Sewell says:

    Hi Nikman.

    I wondered if there is an option to move a channel group from a position at the bottom of the list to one at the top?

    For example – I have a channel group that appears as number 271 at the moment and I’d lilke to move it to numbers 1-10.

    Is this possible?

    thank you

    • nikman says:

      Groups order is the one as in playlist. So, if you channge channels order – move a channel from some group at the top of the list, then its groups also will be at the top in groups list.
      No other groups sorting options available currently.

  48. Karl says:

    Hi I’m on android box paid perfect player.Is there an easier way to get back to channel category than pushing back on the arrows thankyou

    • nikman says:

      Latest version has a featute to automatically select currently playing channel on channels list reopening.

  49. Chris says:

    Running perfect player on new sony a1. How do i change ratio size. Tried going into camara icon but nothing happening? Cant seem to get main menu up during playback of films either.

  50. DON says:

    can u hide your URL or is there an option for just login and password in the making

    • nikman says:

      You can set Settings->GUI->PIN code – user will need to enter PIN code in order to get into Settings.

  51. Andrea says:

    hi, but is possible to put epg for the vod? I try to do, I insert url with movie database’s site, but nothing…thnx in advance

  52. Chris says:

    I am using perfect player on a smart tv box and I am having an issue with groups, when I start the app it loads the adults channels and I was wondering if there was a way to delete the channel or make it not auto load these channels when the app is started, I just want it to load all the groups from the top and not the individual groups channels

    • nikman says:

      The app saves the last played channel and channels group on exit (double “Back” key press).
      Just play a channel that will be found on next startup and exit the app.

      Also, you can hide some channels groups – in Settings->Advanced->Groups management mode use “Hide group” item in channels list context menu.

  53. m3uplaylist says:

    Thanks for this tutorial. Now I am using perfect player to open iptv links from m3uplaylist website on my smartphone.

  54. Agustin says:

    Se puede instalar PP en Roku

  55. Miljenko says:

    I have a problem with aspect ratio, sometimes chanels are in 4:3 even they are originally in 16:9. I have to go trough whole circle of aspect ratio options to set it right, after I save it as a default. But it reverse to 4:3 after some time.

  56. muscowits11 says:

    How to sync the audio with the picture

  57. Michael says:

    I am watching VOD content on my Android Phone using Perfect Player, but I cannot figure out how to fast forward or rewind using the touch screen of the phone. The phone doesn’t have a remote with buttons like my android box does. When I touch the screen while watching content, it just brings up the EPG screen. Is there a special swipe or gesture to be able to fast forward or rewind when watching content on a smartphone with no remove or buttons?

    • nikman says:

      1. Swipe left/right
      2. “Left”/”Right”/”Up”/”Down” keys on virtual RC (on the side of the screen)
      3. Tap on timeline in info bar

  58. Ramos says:

    Exelente player mas tenho um pequeno problema a cada 2 minutos volta a imagem para traz e torna a repetir os ultimps 30 segundos.
    Pode ajudar

  59. Javier says:

    I have the same issue as RAMOS when I’m scrolling up or down. It doesn’t let me go back to the previous channel, it goes back to the main list. I already tried all the recorders. And still doesn’t work. Maybe he can fix that problem in the near FUTURE UPDATE.

  60. Kobby says:

    Please is there a way to change perfect player screen resolution?

  61. Nick says:


    Is there a way to change the quality of a specific channel that I’m watching? When I select a channel, I see three icons on the bottom “subtitle icon” “1080p” “HW” , are this somehow selectable? I’m trying to reduce the buffering by going for a lower picture quality

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