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

<=  Previous Newsletter (December 2018)

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User Manual UlangoTV: Hierarchical Favorite Lists

With a new Server Release on Jan 12, 2019 we introduced an extended Scheme for our Favorite Lists.  With this Scheme you can generate a hierarchy of arbitrary many single Favorite Lists.  The new lists can contain references to Channels, to Regions and to other Favorite Lists!

So just as it was possible to enter single Channels to a Favorite list by clicking a sequence number on a Channel display (in the Channel Explorer) you can now Click on sequence numbers on Regions and on Favorites as well.

So e.g. you can start with an Index list just containing Pointers to your favorite Countries and some pointers to a Sports Index, a Movie Index, etc.
Now rather than having everything in many flat lists, you can organize them much better.

We strongly encourage you to use small lists – each not more than 20 entries. That way the lists can be generated fast without too much server power needed. Every things is just much faster than having lists with 50 or more entries.

If we see too long lists, we will probably split them into an index list an a number of single smaller lists.  So better organize them yourself.

A more detailed description of the Favorit List features will be added her later this month.

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User Manual UlangoTV: Devices and Account

Basic concepts

For the user, it should be as easy as possible to use the UlangoTV app, so constant repetitive log in should not be required, even if the devices are switched off occasionally or are operated in a different network.
For us, it is important that every user gets exactly what he or she has paid for, no matter where located and how connected with the device.

This is achieved by the fact that devices report two important informations that can be used for the pairing between device and user account: A unique identification of the interface through which the device reports, the so-called MAC address and the IP address of the device seen from the outside.

Both must be sent by the device, otherwise it is not usable for UlangoTV (some devices allow the suppression of MAC transmission – in such a case, the device would be unusable)

It should be noted that the MAC address sent depends on the network interface used by the device. So with smartphones it makes e.g. a difference, whether the device logs on via the mobile network or via WLAN. It is different for Android boxes. whether the registration takes place via WLAN or LAN.

In order for a device to be recognized in other networks too, we store the MAC in the sandbox data of the app during the initial connection. From then on, this MAC is always transmitted, no matter which network method the device connects to! Of course, this data will be lost when reinstalling the app. To get the app to connect again to the same registered device and the UlangoTV account, you should always use the same network for reinstalling – e.g. LAN.

Registration of a device after a new installation in a network with only one account

The easiest way to connect is when the new device is on the same network where the user is currently logged in.

So first log on to ulango.tv (I’m assuming that you have already been registered on ulango.tv). If you have a browser still open that was previously logged in to another network, log out and log in again. Now the IP address identifies the user’s account.

Reconnection after fresh installation
If the app is started, it first checks whether the device with the sent MAC is already known and connected to an account. If so, then the device is already paired.

Initial coupling after reinstallation
If the device is already known but not assigned to an account, it will look for an account that is logged into the network whose IP the device has just sent. If there is such an account, then the device will be assigned to the account (unless the limit of 5 devices has already been reached). In the app the email address of the account is shown. This can be used to check whether the right account has been taken.

Pairing impossible because of missing account login
If neither a match is found through the MAC nor the IP address, it means that the user has not logged in to the network.

Registration of a device in a network with several accounts

The pairing of a device becomes more difficult if there are several accounts in the network. In these cases, the IP address is not unique to an account. In these cases, the 4-digit code number helps.

As above, you log in to the destination account. The account menu leads to the page “My Devices”.

Now the app is started. As above, cases are to be distinguished:

The app automatically connects with the correct account.
In this case you are already done. The assignment could be made via the IP address.

The app connects to a wrong account.
One recognizes this by the fact that another email appears than that of the desired account. In this case, you have to log out in the app. A button is located on the first page of the Account Wizard (if it does not open automatically at startup, you can go there via the menu via Account). After logging off, you can proceed to the next step.

The app has not been paired and can be paired with the 4-digit code.
In this case, no email appears, but a request to register. That was already done. You can see a 4-digit number in the header to the right of the logo in the background. Please enter this on the website in the “My Device” page. Now, the pairing is made. The app can now leave and be restarted. It should now automatically connect to the correct account.

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User manual UlangoTV: Installation

updated 2019-02-05:  Download new Versions with UlangoTV itself!!

Requirements:
The device must be equipped with the Android operating system.
Version> = 4.2.2

Also the derivate Amazon Fire is supported. Likewise, Android TV systems like Sony Bravia or Phillips and of course Nvidia Shield.


  • Uninstall any existing older version of the app before installation
  • In the settings, allow the loading of unknown sources
  • Register on ulango.tv with email and password or via Facebook or Google Login.

Download from the Google Play Store: Currently there is only the free version of UlangoTV Free IPTV in the Play Store. Installation of this version on Android TV via Play Store is currently not possible.

Download for all other versions and devices: If you want to download the Premium Plus version UlangoTV EPG-IPTV, or if you want to install on an Amazon Fire TV or an Android TV, you must do so from our website ulango.tv. The procedures are slightly different depending on the device, but the URL is always the same:

UlangoTV Free IPTV: http://ulango.tv/uploads/free.apk
UlangoTV+ EPG-IPTV: http://ulango.tv/uploads/plus.apk

SmartPhones, tablets and Android boxes typically have a browser available, e.g. Chrome. The above URLs can easily be entered for a download. After the download, you will be asked if you want to install. Versions with the same name and different version have to be deinstalled beforehand.

In all other cases downloading with the Downloader app (from AFTVnews.com) is the easiest. Download this helper application from the Google Play Store (search for downloader aftv) if you’re using Android TV or from the Amazon Store if you’re on a Fire TV stick or box (https://www.amazon.com/AFTVnews-com-Downloader/dp/B01N0BP507)

Establish link between device, app and your ulango.tv account
!! update: See also User Manual UlangoTV: Devices and Account
When the app UlangoTV is started, an authorization check is performed first. The basis for this is a unique device-specific identifier (MAC). This is usually detected automatically if the device and the browser used for the login are in the same network (LAN / WLAN behind the shared router)
If the device with its MAC is not yet known, then it is checked whether an account is currently logged in with the same external IP address as the new device. If that is the case then the device is automatically connected to the account.

In exceptional cases, it may happen that the device is in a different network. In these cases, the assignment can be made using a 4-digit number, which can be seen on the start page in the app in the top bar, and which must be entered in the device page on the website.

It is important to know that the app must be compatible with the service used: UlangoTV+ EPG-IPTV for Premium Plus and UlangoTV Free IPTV for the free version.

Downloading with the Free UlangoTV app

Starting from Version 4.1.31(f), UlangoTV has a built-in downloading capability.   You find it in the menu drawer on the left: Settings -> Updates.
There you find which version is currently running and install links to the most important versions. Two phases are involved – Downloading and Installing
The downloading is done to the emulated sdcard storage folder ‘Downloader‘.
After downloading, the app tries to hand it over to the installer.  This requires some privileges, which cannot be granted in any case.  Starting from Android 8.0, this will not be possible in any case. You will be asked for additional privileges or you get a message ‘There was a problem while parsing the package”.  Don’t worry – the package is ok.

Installing downloaded packages can be done with apps which have the privilege to do so.  Examples are the ES File Explorer or the Downloader app (by AFTVnews.com).  Just use this app to navigate to local storage folder Downloader.  There you’ll find the downloaded file with name {version}.apk.  Just open to install and open the UlangoTV package.

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M3U PlayLists were yesterday – or not? UlangoTV without Android !!!

M3U lists – what is this?

M3U Lists are still very popular in the IPTV environment for sending playlists. Most players, such as the well-known VLC and the GSE Smart TV Player, play this format. While the lists were originally used to store music playlists of mp3 files, they are also well suited for listing any media, especially live streams and video files.

The list entries always consist of a header # EXTM3U and two lines each. The first line with the key #EXTINF contains information about the content of the medium, at least the title, often also a region-abbreviation and further parameters. The second line is a URL used to find the media in the network or on local storage.

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-id="Super RTL DE" tvg-name="Super RTL DE" tvg-logo="http://ik.imagekit.io/ulangotv/image/upload/6030_logo_super_rtl1.png" group-title="Germany",Super RTL DE
http://ulango.tv/play/2sq88phc;T3ZYUGhJRkxYL3k0ajBqNUN2c1k4Zz09%0A

A big problem with using such M3U files is that there are many standards for describing the #EXTINF lines. If one goes in the net on the search for M3U lists, one finds a huge variety of spellings and formats. These make it very difficult to compare lists of different providers and merge. We use a notation that can be used by both VLC and e.g. used by the Smart IPTV app widely used on TVs. Merging of various list formats is necessary, e.g. the enrich data with further information such as logo and EPG data.

Use UlangoTV without Android app with M3U lists !!!

With the all-in-one app UlangoTV we do not need M3U lists. Especially with the merging of M3U lists and comparison with our huge database, we have at Ulango TV best experience and spare the user the annoying search for IPTV sources. However, that only works with our Android-based app.

The M3U lists now give us an opportunity to use the streams we do not normally disclose on other players. So you can use our subscription in principle without having an Android App UlangoTV. The URLs we use in the lists are short links, which are converted into the real links on our server. An authorization check is performed. The parameters lead us to the user and to the desired stream. If the user has a running Premium Plus subscription and the link was sent from the IP under which the user is currently logged in to us, then the stream is released.

There are three places where a Premium Plus subscriber on our website can generate an M3U list:

  • On the favorites lists: Only the Premium Plus streams are listed alphabetically
  • At the regional lists: Regions with streams can be exported to individual M3U lists.
  • On Channel Explorer: A search result is placed in an M3U list (only the first 1000 streams)

I would be happy if there are instructions in the comments on how to use our lists on different players. VLC has already been tested on a variety of operating systems (IOS, MacOS, Windows) and also the GSE Smart TV Player. Of course we can not provide support for other players.

Update 2019-01-01:  The Smart TV Player which is very common on Smart TVs needs a slightly different list format. This can also be generated from the Website by subscribers of UlangoTV Premium Plus.Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

UlangoTV Premium Plus Newsletter December 2018

Golden Key Incentive Program

Good news again for our loyal customers.  Our new Golden Key Incentive Program has been implemented and is ready to use.
For every new customer who orders with your Golden Key you now get 15€ or 2 month P+ !!   So please tell your friends.   Currently we have a  Handling Charge of 10€ for each new customer.   This will become less when we see that more people come to us without reference from an existing customer.

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.

Favorites lists

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).

New versions

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.

Installation methods

Fire TV

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 +:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 as for the Amazon Fire TV via the Downloader app (from AFTVnews.com). This can be found in the Play Store (search for downloader aftv)

Another method is possible if the .APK is already loaded on another Android device. 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.Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

UlangoTV Free IPTV – New in Google Play Store

UlangoTV Free IPTV – New in the Google Play Store –   More than 2000 Royalty Free Channels

This will please all IPTV friends who do not like to spend money and who are fed up with the constant time-consuming search for new m3u lists On the internet.

If you look around for free IPTV streams with the search engines , you will find some in long lists. But much is re-streaming of unlicensed content and thus not legal. UlangoTV is a project that analyzes such search results in terms of quality and license status and compares them with our vast TV channel database.

In the app UlangoTV Free IPTV we only show those streams whose URLs have been publicly known for at least 6 months (yellow) or 6 weeks (blue). If a stream has been publicly known and still works for a long time, then we assume that there is no objection by the content owner to show their streams to the public in this way.

If 6 weeks are too short for you, you can limit yourself to yellow streams which, after all our 4 years of experience, can certainly be viewed royalty free.

If a content owner disagrees with his streams in the UlangoTV Free IPTV App, then he can notify us via abuse@ulango.tv and we will immediately delete the streams from the lists. Because our app always gets the URLs online from our database, deleting them everywhere takes effect immediately.

In addition to these streams, we show channels where we have been explicitly licensed by the content owners. Everyone is welcome to give us their live streams, which we then highlight in our app.

Live Streaming of TV Channels from around the world

The URLs used by the app are constantly updated, so that only functioning streams are displayed im most cases. Currently 2216 Channel from around the world .

Spain: 166 – Germany: 145 – Russian Federation: 140 – Italy: 129 – United States: 127 – Romania: 126 – Turkey: 101 – Brazil: 82 – Great Britain: 65 – France: 56 – Hungary: 52 – Poland: 49 – Albania: 45 – Mexico: 41 – Ukraine: 32 – India: 31 – Greece: 31 – Argentina: 31 – Netherlands: 27 – Colombia: 27 – Serbia: 26 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: 26 – Czech Republic: 26 – United Arab Emirates: 24 – Dominican Republic: 24 – Bulgaria: 24 – Republic of Moldova: 21 – Slovakia: 21 – Peru: 20 – Arabic: 20 – Switzerland: 19 – Austria : 19 – Chile: 18 – Denmark: 16 – Canada: 16 – Thailand: 16 – Honduras: 14 – Iran: 14 – Costa Rica: 13 – Sweden: 13 – Belgium: 13 – Egypt: 13 – Portugal: 12 – Morocco: 11 – Iraq: 11 ……..

How to get the app

This app itself is freely available on the Google Play Store and is also free of advertising!. But if someone wants to make a donation (half of it is always to nonprofit organizations), please contact us at donation@ulango.tv .
On devices that do not have access to the Google Play Store, such as Android TV or Amazon Fire TV, the app can also using the Downloader app (to be downloaded from the Play Store from AFTVnews.com) directly from our website: http://ulango.tv /uploads/f4.apk

Visit us on the refreshed page ulango.tv . If we have time, you can talk to us there in our chat.

Gernot Ullrich
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UlangoTV – Golden Key Incentive Program

WARNING! THE PROGRAM DESCRIBED HERE WILL APPLY FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2018 AND REPLACE THE OLD UlangoTV – Golden Key Special

Two months Premium Plus or € 15 per new customer


golden_key
With the Golden Key Incentive Program , we are enabling our users to profitably disseminate Ulango TV. Users distribute their personal Golden Key and benefit from every new customer who makes a first 3-or-more-month-order with this key.

Background

Much better than any advertisement is the recommendation of satisfied users to friends. Many of you already do that through benevolent reviews and have already found new customers under the old rules. In this new version we want to increase the incentive even further.

The Golden Key – what is it?

It is a code up to 8 characters long, which is uniquely generated for each Ulango TV registered user. So it identifies the user without disclosing his personal information.

The user finds his golden key in his account summary on the website.

What is the Golden Key used for?

The recipient of the Golden Key gets a discount

The Golden Key can be distributed by the user without restrictions. A Golden Key can be used for every first order of a 3-or-more-month UlangoTV+ Premium Plus subscription. In each case a discount is granted – currently € 2. For a Golden Key to be used, certain rules must be met – see more below.

The giver of the Golden Key gets credit

Each time the key is redeemed when a subscription for 3 month or  more is placed first, the Golden Key giver receives a credit of 2 months Premium Plus! which becomes effective immediately when the new subscription has been started.

Golden Key award rules

  1. The use of a Golden Key will only take effect when the GK-Giver has already had a Premium Plus subscription (this is, because we assume that the GK-Giver will save us some support expenses and should know our service 🙂
  2. The use of a Golden Key will only take effect if the order is the first Premium Plus Order for at least 3 month.

How are Golden Keys applied?

The product is placed in the shopping cart as normal. In the last step of the checkout, you will find the box for entering the Golden Key. Case does not matter. After updating with the button next to it, the discount is activated. The Golden Key is valid as long as the donor’s account exists.

What happens to the credits?

The credits are accumulated and consist of 2-month extensions of the Premium Plus. As soon as at least 4 such credits accumulate, the credits can be paid out as cash in the amount of 15 € per credit! The donor can also find out about the status of the credits on the account page.

Users who try to override our rules with multiple accounts are retroactively excluded from the GK program.  Valuations of credits can be tracked by the donor and the recipient. The procedure is handled by us to the best of our knowledge and belief. Occasional time delays must be accepted. The legal process is excluded.

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UlangoTV Premium Plus Newsletter October 2018

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.

Favorites lists

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).

New versions

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.

Installation methods

Fire TV

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 +:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

A Warm Welcome to our New Users

updated on 2019-02-01

Great – you found your way to UlangoTV. We are promising an interesting journey and some new TV experiences!  Thousands of  world-wide channels are waiting for you to be discovered – more than anywhere else!

You probably saw it on our website already: UlangoTV comes in two flavors now: UlangoTV Free IPTV Explorer and UlangoTV+ EPG-IPTV Explorer

  • UlangoTV Free is the entry version for Free IPTV Viewing, just register with email and password at ulango.tv
  • UlangoTV+ is the comfort version for Premium Plus subscribers and Premium Plus Testers

The App is under continuous development. The newest Versions of UlangoTV are available from our website: (UlangoTV, UlangoTV+).

What can you expect from UlangoTV?

For us it is very important that the expectations of our users are set correctly, because UlangoTV is in many ways different from most other products in the IP-based TV world.

We do not get content from content owners or illegal re-streamers for re-streaming via our own servers – which of cause would be illegal! Rather we search the web with our highly specialized search engine for stream URLs, which we then pass filtered and enriched with channel infos to our player – the UlangoTV IPTV Explorer. So every user connects directly to different streaming servers. Often there are several alternatives to a stream, which can be selected via arrow keys.  This way we get a long term dynamic coverage of channels which is far ahead of other iptv app providers.  Currently coverage is up to 6500 channels worldwide!

Our Service

If you have already searched the net for streams, you know that millions of stream URLs are easy to find in so called M3U lists, but of which only a very small fraction actually works.

Our job is to screen this giant mass of thousands of new streams daily for easy viewing and to disable bad or expired stuff as fast as possible. This is a huge constant effort that we offer as a service for a small monthly fee of just 8€ per month (on a 12 month subscription).

Quality of Streams and some Tips

With this huge amount of streams that changes daily, it can happen that sometimes a station is not covered at all or only with very bad streams. Please do not complain about the quality of streams. We do our best to keep a good channel coverage. Make us aware of problems via our StreamFeedback form (Position the selector in the channel list on the stream and press the menu key or long-touch on the information on the right). E.g. you can tell us when there is no audio on the stream, or the stream has been associated with a wrong channel. Our most active users are granted extra viewing months on a regular basis.

Sometimes patience helps when a stream freezes, because in such cases the player tries to apply a time-shift to get a better streaming quality. There are streams that have a time-shift of several minutes.

Fast browsing of the channel list sometimes puts a heavy load on the servers which results in connection problems.

There are also significant variations at times of the day. At prime time, many of the servers are heavily loaded. The way you are connected to your local network via the provider and its backbone to international networks, has great influence. Cable service users tend to be better off on HD or FHD streams. Wi-Fi is a bad solution if there are many networks in the neighborhood that are on the same wavelengths.

A VPN access helps to stream blocked content. Everyone can decide for themselves what they can and can not legally view in their country. We only show routes to the stream sources and the user connects directly to the source when they start a stream. Ulango TV servers are no longer involved in the transmission of the streams. By coloring the streams we give the user hints about the possible illegality and he can restrict his search results through filters.

EPG and Premium Plus Option

The app includes an electronic program guide. We obtain the data from an open source project Rytec. We show information on the current program and the following program and for quick orientation.

With the Premium Plus options, we serve users who have special quality requirements for the streams and are willing to spend a little money on them. You should ask for a short 24h Test of this option, when you are experiencing too many connection problems or when you want to see a broader range of streams.

Your Opinion matters and is important to us!

We answer some frequently asked questions in our FAQ (see the link at the bottom of our home page).

Of course, we appreciate any positive review in the Amazon Store oder Google Play Store. But please let the valuation of individual streams aside and make a valuation in our context. Usually it’s the stream – do not blame the UlangoTV concept.

We also welcome feedback via the red feedback button on the left of our website and promise to answer every question in a timely manner.

It’s still cheap!

An annual subscription costs €98.40 for the Premium Plus. For a 3-month subscription we charge 27,6€ with Premium Plus. We accept online orders in the Ulango TV Shop (https://ulango.tv/shop – please register first), but only with Credit card or Bank Transfer.  May be our offering does not fit your needs – no problem – there is a 14-day money back – no questions – guarantee. Our recommendation is a 3-month-subscription for 27,60 € or probably a short test of our Premium Plus option. The real value of UlangoTV can only be recognized with in depth usage. Example: You like music videos? With UlangoTV you’ll find channels you never heard of.

Finally

Questions? Feedback?

Please do not hesitate to contact us – as said, either with the red feedback button on our website ulango.tv (http://ulango.tv) or email to support@ulango.tv.

We know UlangoTV is a fairly complex service with thousands of TV channels served by a constantly changing set of streams of varying quality from the free internet. We are the platform that makes most stations worldwide visible on TV with just a few clicks. We need your feedback for further improvements.

We wish you many helpful experiences and much fun while using UlangoTV IPTV Explorer!

Some important Links for Ulango TV

Ulango TV Website
Ulango TV Shop:
Channel-Listen

My Search Orders
My Playlists
M3U Import
Ulango TV Blog
FAQ und FAQ Blog Artikel

UlangoTV App Downloads:

http://ulango.tv/downloads

UlangoTV Free (also in Play Store UlangoTV+

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