Once again there is much to report. It does not get easier – the IPTV world. The more we become known, the more annoyed some providers seem to be because you can find so many interesting streams from the Internet through our app. They mean we are an illegal ReStreamer. We are not – we do not copy content but only pass URLs of the ReStreamer, as the search engines do. But still both Amazon and Google have taken us out of their app stores. But fortunately, there are other methods to install our app – the most important ones are described below.
Blockades of ReStreamers
In some countries, especially the UK, authorities and providers have begun to consistently block the ReStreamer servers – at first only during major sporting events – and now at other times too. Unfortunately, this also affects the Premium Plus streams. The only way to safely bypass these locks are VPN networks to foreign countries. We can not give any general recommendations here, since these nets are also the target of blockades. And the better known the nets the greater the likelihood of blockings. But you may like to ask me for a solution in the chat ;-). The providers are indeed very creative to find new blocking techniques. But so far there have always been ways out. If it gets really bad, unfortunately the only the way is to terminate the subscription. That goes with the Premium Plus to month sections with a 14-day lead.
Experience has shown that the blockades are never longer term and that the ReStreamer always find ways to publicize their offers. So please do not give up too fast.
For a long time there was the problem that red streams could not be placed in the favorites. The error is now fixed.
It is also fixed that under certain conditions the favorites could not be filled from the stream form.
One more word about the very long favorites lists. The lists must be compiled individually for each user. This generates an enormous amount of computation each time the list is called, if the lists should exactly match the current state in our database. To put a cap on this, starting from 50 entries per list, we use a cache which is not updated more than once in 2 hours. Even 50 is still very much. I recommend smaller lists of up to 20 entries to use, which then load very quickly. It is possible to use any number of lists with meaningful names.
In any case, navigation over the given channel lists is much faster. They are updated every 10 minutes, are transmitted in compressed form and are super fast. Navigating via swipe or using DPAD / up / down is also very fast, even with very long lists.
Search Orders – FSK18
Let me remind you that VOD and XXX Channel can only be seen if the checkbox “Want FSK18” has been clicked on the website in the search orders (do not forget to refresh at the bottom of the page). FSK18 is a German term indicating stuff that should only be watched by adults from 18 up.
We have created filters to limit the stream selection. Most people use the “No search limits” button. When that switch is set, of course, individual filters no longer need to be set. When these filters are cleared, the page loads much faster.
VOD subtitles and VLC upgrade
There are now increasingly streams that have subtitles in multiple languages. So far you could not evaluate this in the app. From version 3.1.18 there is an extension in the app. Now not only the audio tracks but also the subtitles can be selected via the video popup. The latest version is already available from http://ulango.tv/uploads/3beta.apk. It also includes an upgrade to a newer version of internally used libVLC (3.0.4).
A comment on new versions. There are now more and more changes that can only be realized through a new version of the app. Unfortunately, upgrades can no longer be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. So I would like to urge you to switch to the installations by downloading from our website (SideLoad). The procedures are well-proven and will be described below. I do not want to see any more versions <3.1.17. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of installations.
Our new online chat
Recently, we offer an online chat (bottom right) on our website. If I’m online, then you can contact me directly there. Please register on the website first, so that I do not have to ask so much. For me, this is a good “brain jogging”. Much like simultaneous chess on several boards. Let’s see how long I can stand it 😉
The Universal URL – UlangoTV streams on every player !!
Most likely, most of you have not noticed this new feature and its meaning is unclear.
There is always the desire to run a TV channel or film on a device on which the app UlangoTV is not running. So, for example on your Windows PC, on Linux on the Mac, on the iPhone or Apple TV, on the ChromeCast, on the SmartTV, etc. We will certainly never have our app on all these devices. we simply do not have the time. But of course the streams run everywhere, provided you know their URL. You know that for various reasons we do not issue M3U lists with our URLs. One reason is the sheer size and update frequency. We typically have> 25,000 streams with updates every 10 minutes. The moment you would have loaded the list, it would be outdated again. Another reason is that the lists are all personalized so you can only run with your IP. Once the lists would be used elsewhere, your account would be suspended.
What is the solution? A personalized URL for every Premium Plus user. This URL can be found in your account page on ulango.tv in the status. This URL can be entered once in any player – e.g. the VLC, which runs everywhere. The URL never changes. And it’s playing the last stream you’ve started in the UlangoTV app. So that there is no hassle with changing IP addresses, the player should be in the same network.
Sounds a bit like magic, right? But it is easy. The Universal URL is dynamically converted at our server into the actual Stream URL. But please do not try to hack or distribute the StreamURLs. You will destroy your own account – and money is gone.
The last version that could be downloaded from the Amazon Store was 3.1.8. Many of the Premium Plus users are still stuck on this version. This version is still working, but newer features such as logout / login for account selection and the choice of subtitle languages are not implemented there. The basic procedure is described in my blog article “Installing Apps on the Fire TV without the Amazon App Store (revised June 2018)”. The simplest version is the use of the “Downloader”, which you can download for free from the Amazon Store: Downloader download.
It is important that you make arrangements before downloading the app UlangoTV +:
- The old version must be completely deleted. Go to the un Settings => Applications => Manage Installed Apps => UlangoTV+ => Uninstall => Uninstall. Once a version has been installed in this way, this is no longer necessary for later versions.
- Loading from sources of unknown origin must be allowed: Go to Settings => Device => Developer Options => Apps from unknown Sources => Turn on
UlangoTV+ can then be downloaded with the Downloader by entering the URL http://ulango.tv/uploads/3.apk. For newer beta enter …./3beta.apk. The loaded APK is placed under the files and can be reinstalled from there in case of problems.
You can also at any time go back to the downloaded version of Amazon: Uninstall UlangoTV+ from the app settings. The logo with the download cloud stays and from there you can load the old version again.
Android TV e.g. Sony Bravia
Previously, it could be installed directly from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the app UlangoTV+ is no longer listed there.
Now it has to be done via the “SideLoad” installation. The easiest way is possible, when on another Android device the .APK is already loaded. With the app “ES File Explorer” on both sides it is possible to send or receive apps. To install, you must have enabled downloading apps from unknown sources in developer mode. Several videos about Sideload Android TV can be found on Youtube. Since the apps loaded in this way do not appear in the home screen, the additional use of the “Sideload Launcher” makes sense here.
Any Android SmartPhone or tablet or Android box
Previously, it could be installed directly from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the app UlangoTV+ is no longer listed there. But it can now be downloaded directly from our website – e.g. loaded with the Chrome browser from http://ulango.tv/uploads/3.apk. Get the newer beta from …./3beta.apk.