Until a few years back, when cable TV was ruling all the households, if you were told that there will soon be a time when cable TVs will be replaced, your reaction would be incredulous. But look what’s in the rounds now. Surely not cable TV. IPTV services are the next best alternative to cable TVs. In fact, they are even better than cable services with the amount of content and for the price they offer. Set TV is one such IPTV service which when used will make you leave cable TV for good. This article is a guide on what Set TV is, its features, subscription packages, and how to download and install the Set TV app on Firestick.
What is Set TV?
Set TV is a subscription-based IPTV service that provides you with access to more than 500 live HD channels from the US and UK. As simple as it sounds, it provides local channels such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and more, premium movie channels such as HBO, Stars, Showtime, etc, Pay-per-view events and on-demand channels as well. This is why Set TV is popular and favored by cord-cutters and stands out from the rest of the IPTV services available.
The Set TV offers monthly, quarterly and annual subscriptions from which you can choose your plan. The basic subscription plan is offered for $20 a month. Another best thing about this service is that it lets you access the service from three different devices for one subscription. Although $20 a month might sound a bit expensive, considering the fact that you can use it on three devices, makes it less than $7 a month for a device. For an additional $5 a month, you can have access to 73 premium Spanish channels.
For a 3-month subscription, you just have to pay $55 and for 6-months, Set TV charges $110. You can have continuous access to Set TV channels for a full year by paying just $200. But before having to pay for any of these packages, Set TV provides a 24-hour free trial after which you can pay for your subscription.
As I said earlier, Set TV offers on-demand channels, i.e, you can customize your subscription package and pay only for what want. It also has a 24/7 customer support which can’t be said for the other IPTV services.
This service works on multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac, Android-devices, Firestick devices, Fire TV, Kodi, and Nvidia Shield.
Let us begin with the installation of Set TV on Firestick.
How to Download and Install Set TV on Firestick or Fire TV
A Prerequisite to Installing Set TV on Firestick or Fire TV
To begin with the installation of Set TV, you must first let the firestick to allow app installation from unknown sources because as said earlier, Set TV isn’t officially available.
# Step 1. Click Settings from the top of the home screen of your firestick.
# Step 2. Select the My Fire TV or Device option.
# Step 3. Click on Developer Options.
# Step 4. As the last step, enable the ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources.
Now that the prerequisite is done, let’s get along with the installation of Set TV. In this guide, we’ll see two ways in which Set TV can be installed on a firestick or Fire TV.
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Installation of the Downloader App
We’ll be using the downloader app as a medium to download and install Set TV on firestick or Fire TV. To install the downloader app on your Firestick or Fire TV, follow the steps below.
# Step 1. In the search box of the home screen, type Downloader, and hit enter.
# Step 2. Select the downloader app, click download and open.
# Step 3. Click Allow to let the downloader to access photos, media, and files on your device.
# Step 4. At last, click on the OK button.
If you already have the downloader app installed, skip the above steps.
Installation of Set TV on Firestick through the Downloader app
# Step 1. Click on the Home tab on the left side after launching the downloader app.
# Step 2. Right-click on the URL field to find a pop-up window to type the source URL.
# Step 3. Input the Set TV APK URL to download an APK file for the TV app and tap Go.
# Step 4. The Set TV APK will now start its download.
# Step 5. Once the Set TV app is downloaded, click Install to start its installation.
# Step 6. When the Set TV app has finished its installation, you’ll find two buttons – open and done. Click Done.
# Step 7. Now that the Set TV app is installed, you’ll no longer need the APK file and so click on the delete button.
# Step 8. Click on Delete again to confirm deleting the Set TV APK.
You have now successfully installed the Set TV app on your firestick/ Fire TV.
Let’s move on to the next method of downloading the Set TV app.
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Installation of Set TV on Firestick through the ES File Explorer
ES Explorer is a more versatile tool also widely used to sideload apps on FireStick and other Android devices which is why you’ll find the steps to install Set TV via the ES File Explorer even easier.
# Step 1. In the search bar of your firestick or Fire TV, type ES File Explorer, locate the app, and click on it.
# Step 2. On the home screen of the explorer, click the downloader folder.
# Step 3. In the New option, you will add the APK URL to download the Set TV app.
# Step 4. Insert the URL, name it Set TV, and click Download Now.
# Step 5. Once the Set TV app has completed its download, click Open file.
# Step 6. On clicking the Install option, you’ll find the Set TV’s APK file on the installation screen of the Firestick or Fire TV.
# Step 7. Click Install to start the installation of the Set TV app.
# Step 8. Once the installation of Set TV is finished, click Done.
Now that you have installed the app, there’s no need for the Set TV’s APK file. Follow the steps below to delete its APK file.
# Step 1. On the left side of the ES File Explorer, tap local and select the second Home of the two options available.
# Step 2. On the right side, click the download folder and select the Set TV APK.
# Step 3. Long-press the OK button on your firestick remote, and click on the Delete option at the bottom.
You are all set to stream and watch movies and TV shows using the Set TV app. The same installation process applies to Andriod TV Box as well.
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How to Use the Set TV app on Firestick?
Once you have installed the Set TV app on your firestick, it will appear at the bottom of the Apps and Channels section of your Firestick or Fire TV. For easy access, you can move it to the front where you can find it quickly if you are going to use the app frequently.
Hover over the Set TV app and press the Options button on your Firestick remote. Use the navigation buttons on the remote to tap on Move to Front option.
Launching the app, you’ll see this screen from which you’ll have to proceed with the login process.
The login credentials are set up at the time of signing up for the Set TV account.
Once this is done, you will be free to access the app anytime you want.
This is how the home screen of the Set TV app looks like.
Clicking on the TV option, you’ll find all the live channels under your subscription.
The On-demand option brings to you the content on your demand – say movies and TV shows.
Catch-Up will provide you with the list of channels that allow you to watch programs that were telecasted a few days before.
You must now see that the Set TV’s interface is very simple and easy to handle.
Why is VPN most important?
The Set TV app isn’t officially available on the Amazon app store and the only way to have it installed on your firestick is by sideloading the said app. This is quite a risk because although the provider claims that the app is available on its official website, you couldn’t differentiate between a genuine file and a malicious one.
Also, Set TV brings to you a few contents for free which should be paid for otherwise which is clearly piracy. Because of this, you will be prone to cyber-attacks and legal issues which is why using a VPN is always for the best. A VPN masks your IP address and keeps you safe from lawsuits and cyber-threats.
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The methods specified above to install the Set TV app on your Firestick device or Fire TV are the most simple, easy, and reliable ones.
All you have to do is launch the Set TV app, select a Live TV channel of your liking, sit back on your couch, and enjoy!
Important Note: As of 2018, Set TV has stopped its service as a result of being sued by Netflix, Amazon, and other major studios. There are a variety of alternatives available for you to choose from to watch a wide range of live TV channels.
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