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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UlangoTV 2 – Yellow – Blue – Magenta now makes sense!

Now it’s colorful! From UlangoTV 2.0, IPTV streams and channels will in the future be divided into 4 color categories of usability to provide us and our users with a legally secured status. For a long time, we have been working on how to bring a version of UlangoTV to the App Stores, which can not lead to complaints from content owners and is completely safe for the users. Result is a color scheme, which we now introduce with this version. The colors are already known from our logo: yellow, blue and magenta. In addition, color red, with which we identify channels, which are adult or for which there is an official request, do not show these channels.

In the Yellow basic version the app is free for all registered users, but will be delivered with advertising in the future. In the Blue version, users can access more channels via their own search queries, but they are likely to be legal broadcasts too. The magenta version also covers streams, which are only covered by short-term test streams of possibly illegal broadcasters.

Yellow: Streams for all registered users free!

Gelb: Streams für alle registrierten User kostenfrei!

Yellow streams have been known to us for more than 6 months. Registered users can see these streams for free. Adult streams are excludes from this category.

For yellow streams, we assume that they are sent legally by broadcasters. Typically these ‘official’ streams are without license problems. Restricted to yellow streams the app can therefore be used by anyone without problems.

Once we learn that a sender  is protected with exclusive global distribution rights, the corresponding streams are red for all users.
As soon as we learn that a channel is protected in a region with exclusive distribution rights, it will be red for registered users from the region.
As soon as we learn or see 😉 that a station is adult, all the related streams are red.

Yellow streams take a special status in that they no longer participate in the short-term periodical quality control. So we can not remove them so easily from the system. This is done manually only by administrators, if there are a lot of corresponding user reports. The yellow streams run in the long term, but their quality is often less good.

The higher resolution streams are often found among the blue and magenta.

Yellow streams are free for all registered users..

Blue: Streams for Premium or Trial with unknown license status

Blau: Streams für Premium oder Trial mit ungeklärtem Lizenzstatus

Blue streams have been known to us for at least 6 weeks. Also these are usually ‘official’ streams without license problems. Trial users can see these streams, but you must explicitly give us search orders so that we can search for them on the Internet.

After 6 months, blue streams will automatically turn yellow.

For blue streams, too, we assume that they are legally sent by broadcasters. 6 weeks availability on the net is a long time and one can assume that the operators of the server are either particularly bold or have a license for the distribution.

However, we are cautious in these cases, and the user must give us a special search order on the “My Search Orders” page of our website, which we then execute in his responsibility to release the streams. He can take back the release at any time.

Analogous to the yellow streams:

Once we learn that a channel is protected with exclusive global distribution rights, the corresponding streams are red for all users.
As soon as we learn that a channel is protected in a region with exclusive distribution rights, it will be red for users registered from the region.
As soon as we learn that a channel is adult, all the related streams are red.

In the settings on the website you can adjust, that only yellow or also blue streams are visible. Yellow is the default setting.

Blue streams require at least a trial subscription, which registered users can only use at most once within six months. In special cases, e.g. now with the introduction of 2.0 this 6-month interval is reset.

Magenta: Probably illegal streams only for Premium users under tight restrictions

Magenta: wahrscheinlich illegal gesendete Streams nur für Premium User unter Einschränkungen

Magenta streams are usually short-lived and have only been known to us recently. These streams are likely to originate from unlicensed sources. Premium users must give us a special search order to search for such streams at their own risk. The streams with the best quality can be found in this category, but with high fluctuation, since they are mostly test streams with a very short period of validity.

After 6 weeks magenta streams turn blue automatically.

For magenta streams, we are even more cautious and the user has to give us a special search order, which we then execute in its responsibility to unblock these streams. He can take back the release at any time.

In the settings on the website one can adjust that yellow, or also blue or also magenta streams are released. Yellow is the default setting.

Only premium users can see magenta streams. A premium subscription can be ordered via the UlangoTV Shop on the website.

Red: Protected streams for users who know what they are doing.

Rot: geschützte Streams für User, die wissen, was sie da tun.

There are always users, who find ways to make protected streams visible. The method is simple: one searches the network for appropriate m3u lists and then hand it over to one of the many available players. Also UlangoTV can be used as a player in this way. The premium user can raise his self-restriction to the red level in the “My Search Orders”. Legal restrictions differ in various parts of the world. The user himself is liable to comply with local restrictions.

 

General Remarks

General remarks

The color of a stream is indicated in the app by a colored button.

The color of a channel is displayed on the website by a colored button. Yellow is not displayed in the app, in order not to disturb the appearance of the lists unnecessarily. All channels also appear in the search engines. In the case of the blue and magenta streams, it is explicitly pointed out that a user can only access these stations via search queries or uploaded m3u lists.

You can test and use the functionality of the system without paying. Effectively, the app is free for free (yellow) streams – which are currently at least 2000 streams

It is now solely the responsibility of the users, what they take from the search results for IPTV streams. With the color scheme, we are the only service provider to differentiate the set of streams and make it visible and controllable for everyone, what is to be included in the search results. Because we deliberately do not distribute URLs and make the streams visible only in a “black box player” UlangoTV, we also prevent the possibility that a user uses the URLs to create illegal copies or for “re-streaming”. This allows us to meet the requirements of content owners, so that the app can now be distributed without any doubt in the app stores like any other IPTV player.Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

Updates on UlangoTV for Amazon Fire TV and Samsung SmartTV

update

Betatest UlangoTV on Amazon Fire TV

We are overwhelmed by the response to our app on the Amazon Fire TV devices. Although the app is still in testing stage we were able to climb the first places in the Amazon store for important keywords relating to IPTV.

In the last update we have first done a lot for the stability. For this purpose we have implemented, like we did for the Samsung SmartTV devices, an anonymous monitoring, which gives us information about the quality of the streams. We use this information to improve and adapt the selection of the streams to the specific hardware.

Changes

  • Bug fix: avoid termination for unknown video states
  • Feedback at the start of a stream
  • Implementation of an anonymous Stream Quality Monitoring

Plans for the near future

  • Support for other protocols in streaming player and better stability
  • Definition of playlists from within the app

UlangoTV on Samsung SmartTV – J-Series (Tizen)

Unfortunately, again, Samsung changed the installation of user apps. After the update of the J-Series to  the 1422 firmware, installation of apps via USB no longer functions. Apps can now be loaded only directly from the Samsung App Store or with the Samsung SDK for developers.

We recommend our customers to postpone upgrading the firmware for Tizen.

We strive to get our app officially into the Samsung App Store as soon as possible.

UlangoTV on other Android Devices

So far UlangoTV been tested only on TV boxes. We are working hard to offer UlangoTV on other Android devices like tablets or smartphones. Schedules, we can not call now.

UlangoTV on other OSes

We get lots of requests for Ulango TV on other operating systems (IOS, Linux, LG, Sony, Philips, etc). Unfortunately, we are still very limited in our development capabilities currently and need to focus on a few platforms. So no promises on this issue.Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail