User Manual UlangoTV: Using UlangoTV Streams without the UlangoTV App

Recently I published an overview article talking about a new feature which now allows Users to use our streams on any player: M3U PlayLists were yesterday – or not? UlangoTV without Android !!! 
Now in this document we describe in detail how to use it.

The Universal URL

Play any stream on any IPTV player directly with a single URL!   There is a memory in your server settings which remembers the URL of the stream which was started last.  You can also set this URL by clicking the stream’s Monitor Icon on the website.

The Universal Url is listed in your Account Page like this:

Just paste that URL into your player’s network URL form.   It will never change.  So just set the last stream memory and restart that universal URL to play the stream.

Exporting M3U Links and Lists

When dealing with multiple channels, of cause the Universal URL is not very comfortable.  You would like to enter your favorite channels into a list which you can then carry to any player – may be with hour iPhone when you are on the road and do not have access to your Android App UlangoTV.

This is, where M3U comes into play.  Of cause we still prefer using the App, because you always have the most up to date streams for your channels together with EPG.  But for the main streams with Premium Plus there is not too much fluctuation, so the lists will stay quite stable and you can get EPG from somewhere else.

In principle you get M3U information where ever you see sets of channels displayed on our website.

For example in the picture above: Channel explorer has found 3 channels. a Click on the M3U Icon in the upper right leads you to the M3U page:

In the M3u page you see the .m3u link in the box (upper left).  Open the Network URL form of your player (CTRL/N in VLC) and paste that link into the URL field.  Open the link and the whole list will occur in the VLC main window.   
Other players may need the full list.  You can download with the download symbol or view the list with the eye icon and cut&paste the whole list.

Other M3U List Formats

May be your player needs some special format.  If that is a common format not on our M3U page, please send us example with a description of the player and we will add the format to our list.

Where do I find M3U Icons?

Currently we have Icons on the Favorites page (there you can select all your favorites at once or single lists), the IPTV Channels by Region (probably the most used place to generate M3U from your favorite countries and VOD languages) and the Channel Explorer Search results.

The favorites allow structures better than most other players.   You can have as many Lists as you want, name them describing their content and link them together with index lists.   See User Manual UlangoTV: Hierarchical Favorite Lists for an example and more details.

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UlangoTV Newsletter February 2019

This newsletter is intended for all users who have already installed or are currently using UlangoTV in one form or another. As you know, we do not invest in ads and rely on the natural distribution by people who like our service and spread the news among family and friends. UlangoTV is not aimed at the masses. Our small team consisting of just one developer and  a few scouts who help us in their spare time would just not be up to the high demand.

Golden Key

The dissemination is mainly through our Golden Key Incentive Program, which I would like to emphasize once again. 15 € for every new customer!

Versions

Digging through the forest of UlangoTV versions is sometimes a challenge, I must confess. Therefore I tried to make it as simple as possible for the future.  UlangoTV comes in just two Versions (two binaries only for all devices we support).   In the Version info of the App you are informed, which version should be used for your current subscription state:

Premium Plus subscribers or 24h Testers need the Plus Version: plus.apk (http://ulango.tv/uploads/plus.apk – currently 4.1.32)

Registered Free Users need the Free Version: free.apk (http://ulango.tv/uploads/free.apk – currently 4.1.32f)

There is a special downloads page now ulango.tv/downloads, where you can find the most current version of these links too.

Installation

Given so many different Android versions and derivatives also installing from those links above can be a challenge.  To make this easier we recommend two things:

  1. Documentation (yes there is some 😉 ) Read our blog article “User manual UlangoTV: Installation
  2. Use the built-in Downloader in UlangoTV itself.  (Depending on the Android Version after downloading extra Installation step may be needed, accessing the downloaded APKs in local/Downloader, see doc above.)

New Features

The most important property of UlangoTV – compared to other IPTV apps, is, that many changes do not need change in the app, because the app is always tightly connected to our database and to the web service ulango.tv.  So we added some new features behind the app UlangoTV:  Hierarchical Favorite Lists and the extended M3U export for other Players.

Hierarchical Favorite Lists

This has been described in a recent blog article “User Manual UlangoTV: Hierarchical Favorite Lists“. It allows you do build arbitrary list structures of channels, region lists and other favorite lists.

This feature also helps you to keep favorite lists small and responsive (20-30 per list is a good number).  This is very important, because long lists are cached long-term and get only refreshed when there is enough computing power on our servers.  So they may get out of date – presenting unwanted effects to users.

M3U export for other Players

We get a lot of inquiries from people who just want an m3u list for their player which runs on their TV.  They don’t like boxes to be used on HDMI with an extra Remote Control.

So we provided a new feature for subscribers to export sets of streams to m3u.  You will have seen these little M3U icons already on various places of the website when you have Premium Plus privileges: Favorites, Regional lists and Channel Explorer search result. See my blog article “M3U PlayLists were yesterday – or not? UlangoTV without Android !!!

Currently we provide export for VLC and Smart IPTV. If we get format examples from you guys for other players, we will add them.

That’s it so far.  Thanks for reading.

Gernot – Ullrich-IT-Consulting / Ulango TV

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