Tivimate or IPTV app?

I have x2 IPTV servicew that I use on a 4k firestick. I've used IPTV for a couple of years but also had intermittant buffering - nothing major but it's there.
I suspect this is part and parcel with IPTV but occasionally come across posts where certain people claim they get zero buffering.
I know about general maintenance such as rebooting router, clearing cache etc. My fibre service provides up to 400 meg and router is next to TV. Good speechecks. I recently installed the amazon ethernet adapter hoping it would make a difference - -I think it has but still occasional buffering.
So also recently read that some apps on the stick may cause buffering so I'm planning on deleting Plex (that I rarely use) and a few other apps.
I mainly use Tivimate but also have 2 of my providers own apps on the stick that I rarely use (although I have tested and still get same issues)
I've also started using Nord VPN but still get very good speeds - also unsure if VPN is really neccessary??
Is it worth me deleting those apps and just have Tivimate? Could that make a difference? Also does anyone have experience of comparing tivimate to their IPTV own app? Is one better than the other?

For reference I also run Disney plus app on the stick which plays great with no buffering
Thanks in advance
 

bazcfc1

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Those that say they don't get buffering chat shite all iptv buffers and can be due to a number of reasons drop out in speed the source streams been restarted streams been moved load balancing vpn been used is just a few factors.
As for apps the list is endless never used tvimate my self so can't comment on that one but the apps I have used has all been really good apps different layouts some you can record some you can't.
Some apps can cause interference with other apps also.
But my most reliable apps I've used is
Purple iptv player
Im player
Supa stb
LTQ
Xciptv
Smarters
 

mike123

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How oftern dose your service buffer e.g hourley, once a day , couple of times a day. ......
 

userlee5267

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I find if you have service with 1 connection and multiple firesticks. You have to double check your app still isn't running in the background

I have a 4k stick upstairs and lite down stairs.

Say we watched a film upstairs before bed. Turn tv off wnd power down the firestick. Wake up in the morning use the lite stick downstairs it buffers contsantly.

Go back upstairs turn the tv on and the app is still running. I just put bbc iplayer on when not in use upstairs. It causes massive problems as the iptv app still runs in the background with firestick and tv on.

Well it does on mine
 

mike123

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I find if you have service with 1 connection and multiple firesticks. You have to double check your app still isn't running in the background

I have a 4k stick upstairs and lite down stairs.

Say we watched a film upstairs before bed. Turn tv off wnd power down the firestick. Wake up in the morning use the lite stick downstairs it buffers contsantly.

Go back upstairs turn the tv on and the app is still running. I just put bbc iplayer on when not in use upstairs. It causes massive problems as the iptv app still runs in the background with firestick and tv on.

Well it does on mine
That's why I have seperate subs one for sheild and the other for buzz stick. That way it doesn't matter if you leave one running.
 

Scufferoo

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Is the buffering just on live tv ? Very rare do I get buffering then it continues playing ok , usually if I get buffering I have to change the channnel to stop it re-occurring , doesn’t happen every time I use it but does happen.
 

mike123

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It can be the app if you ate having alot of buffering I have tested quite a few apps in my time.

By far the best is tivimate for me. Smarters and x3m are pretty good aswell.
 

bazcfc1

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Agrre smarters I find better using external players x3m is good I like xciptv aswell but if I was to choose a favourite app I would say supa stb
 

channelking

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Branded version of smarters and XCIPTV is quality imo.

Any issues you change the external app or stream type to see if that stops the issues you experience.
 
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