IPTV is taking over the classical way of watching shows, sports, and movies. Yes, the switch from the old, classic cable TV to IPTV is a frustrating journey. And what adds to the trouble is finding the efficient and cheapest IPTV service. Area 51 IPTV is one of the well-known, inexpensive channel services that let you watch about 1000 channels in HD quality. They update their content and regularly and recently they have also updated their price. So today we are going to discuss Area 51 IPTV and what all it has to offer.
Area 51 IPTV Kodi addon is also available that you can install. So also check out the process to install Area 51 IPTV on Kodi and Firestick device.
What is Area 51 IPTV?
Area 51 IPTV service offers over 1000 channels covering a wide range of countries like the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Russia, and India. From the United Kingdom, includes streaming of channels like BBC and ITV channels, Sky Sports, Sky News and many more. From the US, it covers cable channels like TBS, SYFY, and truTV; along with NBA Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket like premium sports channels; and movie channels such as HBO and Starz.
The total cost for the entire channel package is $5/month only. Within this $5 price tag, you can stream simultaneously on two devices. And if you want to add extra devices, you can get it by paying some more.
The IPTV software of Area 51 is compatible only with the Android Operating System, and so you can run it only on Android devices. For Apple TV, Mac, PC, Roku, and iOS operating system, there are no versions available. However, you can run the application on Kodi, all thanks to the Kodi addon of Area 51 IPTV that gives you the complete access to the service.
Features of Area 51 IPTV
The Area 51 IPTV service is similar to many other IPTV services like Fab TV or Set TV which has gone offline. So here are some of the features that will help you in making a decision if it is the correct option for you.
- It offers above 1000 channels in HD quality.
- It offers various sports channels which include NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and so on.
- Compatibility with an external player is also offered.
- Sporting events based on Pay-per-view are included in this service.
- It offers password protection for the adult section.
- You can use VLC video player to access Area 51 IPTV on your Chromecast.
- It also offers a remote control friendly interface.
- It also allows recording of IPTV streams live.
Price Hike for Area 51 IPTV Service
Area 51 IPTV service known as the cheapest IPTV service providing access to more than 1000 channels worldwide. However recently they have updated their pricing list, with an increase in 2$ per month. This is more like a shock than a surprise for most of the users. So here is the new pricing of Area 51-
- For 1 month- $7
- For 3 month- $21
- For 6 month- $42
- For 12 month- $84
Even after the hike in price, IPTV comes out to be the best, reliable and cheapest running IPTV service provider. If you are in search of such channel provider then check out the guide to install the same.
How to Install Area 51 IPTV on Kodi?
Step 1- Launch the Kodi app. Open Settings, followed by System Settings.
Step 2- Then enable the Unknown Sources option to install the Area 15 IPTV addon. Navigate back to the System Page.
Step 3- Open File Manager. Click on Add Source option from the mirrored list.
Step 4- Now click on the None field. You will be asked to enter a URL for the media file. Type the following address in the space given- http://theuforepo.us/repo.
Step 5- Then in the box given, write a suitable name like Area 51 or Area 51 Kodi addon. Click on Ok.
Step 6- Return to the home screen. Click on Add-ons, followed by Package Installer icon.
Step 7- From the new window, click on Install from zip file. Then choose the file that you previously saved, for instance, Area 51.
Step 8- Select the repository.ufo-repo.zip file. Wait till you get the notification message of a successful installation.
Step 9- Then click on Install from repository, and choose the UFO repository option. Finally, click on Video Add-ons, and choose the Area 51 addon.
Step 10- A new window of the addon will open. Click on Install.
That’s it. Wait for a few seconds till the process completes. You can now enjoy various channels in HD quality on your Kodi device.
How to Improve Performance of Area 51 on Kodi?
Step 1- From the home screen of Kodi, click on the Settings option.
Step 2- Then click on Player settings.
Step 3- Now go to the panel on the bottom left-side and change to the advanced mode from the Basic mode. Then Hover over Videos option.
Step 4- Locate the Processing header on the right side of the screen. And turn OFF all the options that have the “Allow hardware acceleration” currently on.
Step 5- Also try changing the Enable HQ scalers option. Set it for scaling above to 10%
By making the above changes you can enhance the performance of IPTV on Kodi. So go back to Area 51, and enjoy seamless streaming.
How to Install Area 51 IPTV on Chromecast?
For installation of Kodi add-ons, it is necessary that the user has set VLC Player as the default video player. This is an important step and if you do not have VLC player installed on your Chromecast, then make sure you do it before starting with the process. Here is the complete guide to installing Area 51 IPTV on Chromecast.
Step 1- Launch the VLC player on your device. Look for the Chromecast icon on the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2- You will be asked to select a device to cast a Chromecast device on. Once you select a device, you are all set to go ahead.
Out of the hundreds of service providers finding the correct IPTV service is difficult. Within a phenomenal rate, Area 51 IPTV provides HD quality streams, with no buffering issues. But as the number of subscriptions is limited, you will have to keep checking for availability. We hope that this article was helpful to you guys. In case of any queries, or suggestions share it in the comment section.