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Hi ladies and gents,

Need some help, I use a fire stick and I’ve had the Smart IPTV running now for the past month or so and it’s worked fine.

Went to use it today and all I get is this screen (see attached).

I’ve checked the website but still can’t figure it out.

Anyone help me out?

Many thanks in advance and apologies if this has been asked before.
 

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@Robouk, did you try to link your playlist with your Mac address again ? That should help to fix it.
If it doesn't help, reduce your BOUQUET list, remove country groups you don't need to reduce the size of your m3u file.

If it still doesn't work, send me a pm and I'll try to help you.
 
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GREAT News for FireTV 4K OWNERS:

The software issue (crashing playback in some IPTV apps) has been fixed by Amazon, the OS update is coming in late June 2019!


They say it was a problem with decoding interlaced H264 (which some live tv uses), which they've fixed now.

github com/amzn/exoplayer-amazon-port/issues/81#issuecomment-498369303

So you can safely buy FireTV 4Ks! They're so much better than the older ones. Like 3-4x faster CPU, all HDR formats supported, 4K supported etc! :)
 
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(Manually fix the domain name in my url above to read the Amazon news, I didn't want to post a straight link!)
 
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alternatively you can use the STB EMU on fire tv stick 4k, if you need help with installation, send a PM to me :)
 
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alternatively you can use the STB EMU on fire tv stick 4k, if you need help with installation, send a PM to me :)
The problem is that they've identified a software-firmware bug in the hardware decoder. So the FireTV needs a BIOS update. And because it's a firmware-issue, it affects all Android apps/players that are hardware-accelerated (stbemu (with exo player, ljk player), etc). But of course it doesn't affect software-decoders (like VLC, I think?).

We must all wait until the end of June, to stop the crashing of decoding of interlaced streams (which is still pretty common on live tv; however, most hd channels these days send non-interlaced (progressive scan)).

Most of my channels are progressive, but I can crash my FireTV by playing any interlaced content (specific channels in StbEmu etc).

I love StbEmu, and I really look forward to the FireTV firmware update to fix the few crashing (interlaced) channels that I have!
 
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@rafiptv I think it's removed but you can install the APK file manually.
I prefer smart iptv (siptv) and/or stb emu app, if you need help with it, let me know, send me a pm :)
 
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The new FireTV 4K OS update is out since June 22nd. Deinterlacing now works better on the FireTV 4k but users still managed to find certain videostreams that can crash it. So a new update will be required again.
 
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