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Traditional TV Vs. IPTV

Written on February 24, 2019   By   in Arts and Entertainment

IPTV is now becoming a popular trend. However, a lot of people still don’t know anything about them. Is it really that good? Is IPTV that future of streaming? Is it really worth to purchase an IPTV subscription?

Well, the thing is, you may be already using an IPTV service. You just don’t know it. So, what’s the difference between traditional one and IPTV? Let’s find out.

About the Technology

Traditional TV is simple. If antennas are connected directly to the television set, it does not require an on-service provider.

IPTV, on the other hand, needs complex and separate software/hardware in order to provide the service to the users/subscribers.


Traditional TV only offers one channel at a time and live video viewing. You don’t have any control over the program that is being broadcasted. Every single channel is managed and controlled by the TV service provider.

On the other hand, IPTV offers live and Video on Demand channel viewing. In addition to that, you can also view several channels at the same time on a single display screen. You can also control what channel you want to see and at what time you want. You can tell the provider that you want to watch a particular movie and they will provide it to you. There are a lot of other services being provided together with video. This includes voice calls, internet, and much more.


Traditional TV installation is easy. It only requires indirect connection and an antenna. Nowadays, you will be insisted by the TV service provider to utilize Set Top Box (STB) to receive TV programs.