Extreme IPTV – Offers High Definition TV
Extreme IPTV is a new service from a high-definition digital cable provider, AT&T. It offers subscribers access to more than two hundred channels at no additional cost. The service also includes four different subscription options: The Basic Package, The Extra-Package, The Preferred Package, and the Corporate bundle. In this article, we compare the differences and similarities of the Extreme IPTV services to other existing IPTV services.
What is Extreme IPTV?
First of all, what is Extreme IPTV? Extreme IPTV is an application that redirects a user’s internet connection to a television program or channel through an internet network instead of directly to a designated set-top box. A special “throttle” is used by the remote server to control the rate of this “redirection”, up to a certain point. Generally, it works like this: if a user calls on the service but uses an internet dial-up number, the system will return a connection error (and then redirect the call to the designated phone number). If the caller uses a digital phone, the system will use the assigned digital phone number.
Now that we have the basic information about Extreme IPTV, let’s compare it to other IPTV providers. The first thing we’ll do is to compare it to the leading pay-per-view (PPV) video apps. The advantage of an Extreme IPTV subscription is that it lets you watch your videos on any TV set without using up additional credits. This is very different from many other IPTV services, which let you watch your videos only on your set TV, or on your DVD player. These apps also require that you subscribe for additional monthly services such as DVR cards and internet connections.
Some features of Extreme IPTV
Extreme IPTV is not quite as advanced as other apps in terms of its feature set. For instance, it doesn’t support the ability to stream video to mobile devices such as smartphones or portable media players. Also, the user interface is a bit basic. The firestick app provides basic control functions including changing movie titles and adding music to the movie. It also integrates with the Google play store through which you can buy and download content from your computer to your Extreme IPTV.
Extreme IPTV offers a feature called web forwarding. With web forwarding, a user is allowed to connect to his own Internet through his Extreme IPTV. Web pages are sent from his browser to the IP address assigned by the Internet provider. In effect, the pages are converted to regular web pages, but they contain the IP address of the Internet provider instead of a visitor’s computer’s web address. So when a visitor requests a web page, the web address is automatically redirected to the IP address of the Internet provider.
Limitations of Extreme IPTV
There are limitations though. Extreme IPTV is restricted to certain types of web pages, such as streaming TV web videos and certain media sharing web sites. It cannot be used to watch online movies or TV programs that require client-server technology. Further, the bandwidth use is limited to a few web pages per hour, and some providers charge a fee for any additional traffic that enters the subscriber’s Internet connection.
Extreme IPTV is relatively easy to install. Just like any other PC application, all you have to do is download the software and follow the on-screen instructions. It is compatible with most web browsers and uses a simple XML-based user interface. You can also remotely control your television from any location using your laptop, mobile phone, or other Internet-enabled devices. The only disadvantage of Extreme IPTV is that users are not able to change their IP address every time they want to change the channel. The other issue is related to security, wherein some unauthorized users may be able to read or alter the personal information stored in the server.
Extreme IPTV gives many benefits, but it also has its limitations. As it is still an emerging market, prices may be high and you may need to subscribe to a separate IPTV service provider if you wish to get broadband Internet access along with your Extreme IPTV. Also, it is quite expensive to install and maintain, although these are both expected to be addressed in the near future. Lastly, as of now, there is no commercial support available for the software. However, this is expected to change in the near future.