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TV-Lite is a free and open source, multi-platform program for watching IPTV with Sopcast and Acestream handling capabilities


  • TV-Lite wants to replace the older TV-Maxe program (TV-Lite does not have all the features that TV-Maxe offers);
  • The program allows you to view IPTV, and can also work with Sopcast and Acestream;
  • Support for the M3U format, which is used for many IPTV playlists;
  • It is possible to add subscriptions or your own list of channels: add, change and delete;
  • There is a search by channels, as well as sorting;
  • It is possible to remove the side panel with TV channels;
  • It is possible to choose the aspect ratio;
  • It is possible to choose a video track, audio track or subtitles;
  • It is possible to save subscriptions as local playlists;
  • Support for full-screen mode;
  • You need to install Acestream and, if necessary, Sopcast, so that this program can handle the appropriate types of streams.

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The software TV-Lite is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tv-lite/ppa-git
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tv-lite

For Acestream to work, you need to install:

sudo snap install acestreamplayer

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish and others
Description version:0.5.2
Developer:Cristian Burneci
Programming language:C, C++
License:GPL v2

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