Is Watching IPTV Legal?

Illegal IPTV services are the ones which stay anonymous and stream the channels without their permission.

Area 51 is one such service that does illegal streaming.

Streaming TV channels with apps like Kodi, Mobdro, Terrarium TV also counts as illegal streaming.

Is watching IPTV illegal?

Watching TV content streamed over the internet is legal. However, it is not legal to download or record any material that is copyrighted. Some IPTV services stream content from servers that have recorded the content, and many times the content is copyrighted. It is not illegal to watch IPTV in the US.

One of the biggest providers of IPTV in the UK is none other than the BBC (who promote it using the “iPlayer” brand.) To watch any television, broadcast or IPTV, you need a television licence. Like all technologies, from the pointy stick onwards, it’s possible to use it illegally…. but it’s not inherently illegal.

IPTV in the US is illegal as it is a violation of copyrights of the stations you are streaming unless you have paid licensing fees to each of those stations for the use of their feeds. The fact that you are operating the business in the US, even though your servers are out of the US does not make it any more legal.

Do I need VPN for IPTV?

Situations like these require the need of a Virtual Private Network, aka a VPN service. When a user connects to the Internet through a VPN, the service allows the user to pick from a wide range of IPTV VPN servers or IPs coming from different counties.