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Smart STB is an android app which can be installed on Samsung and LG smart tv`s. This app enables you to have IPTV service on a portal just like MAG with all features that can be expected from MAG and Stalker Portal.

Let`s list features which Smart STB brings to the table:

-MAG 250 Based Platform

-Categorized live tv list

-Categorized on-demand list

-Electronic Program Guide (EPG) supported

-Program Icons (Picons)

-Fast channel buffering

This app is paid. Monthly license would cost 2.99USD while lifetime costs you 27.99 USD. The app can also be evaluated for 7 days free of charge.

 

The following tutorial covers:

-Installation and activation of trial period

-Activation of paid license

-Installation of IPTV Stalker Portal

 

-Installation and activation of trial period

From the app market on your smart tv search, find and install Smart STB App. After that we can activate the trial period. To do that we first need to find the Software MAC Address which is required for app activation on Smart-STB website.

To find Software MAC address do as follows:

 

Once the app is opened, you`ll see the above picture on your TV screen. You need to immediately press Enter button on your remote controller. On some remote controllers it is a  sign. On others which have a central touch pad simply press the center of the pad. On some others it would work by pressing arrow keys.

 

Select System Settings.

 

Select Device Info.

 

Here we have two mac addresses:

-Software MAC address which is necessary for app activation on Smart-STB website.

-Virtual MAC address which is necessary for IPTV service activation on IPTV provider server.

Now that we know the required MAC info, it is time to activate the app trial period. First log onto trial activation page of Smart-STB website by clicking here.

 

Clicking on the link provided above should show you the above content. We have trimmed some of the page to focus on the most important part. Green arrow shows the proper field for entering Software MAC Address. Red arrow shows the field in which we can enter stalker portal URL of your IPTV provider. It can either be entered from here or later from the app on your TV. Remember to checked the TOS box before finishing up. Finally click Order Now.

 

It should be said that if you write the correct software mac address, the following message in green should show up.

 

You need to register on their website ultimately. So if you have not registered already, you must.

 

Click Checkout.

 

Now as you can see, Order Status is set as Active meaning the trial period has started.

 

Now if you go back to Device Details page of the app on your TV, you`ll see the trial has started and an expiry date is assigned.

 

-Activation of paid license

Since Software MAC address and account registration on Smart-STB side has already been done, upgrading to a paid license is easy.

Log onto smart-stb website and log into your account.

 

From the column left, click on Services. The free 7 days trial we activated earlier is listed. Now let`s add a paid license starting by clicking on Order New Service.

 

These are the following paid licenses to which you can subscribe. 2.55USD is monthly and 27.99USD is yearly.

 

For instance if you subscribe to the lifetime package, the subscription status in device info page will change to Paid and expire to Never since it is lifetime.

 

-Installation of IPTV Stalker Portal

Now that the app has been activated, we need to input an IPTV source from a provider of choice. From the device info page of the app, find Virtual MAC address and send it to the IPTV provider. They should register the MAC address on their system and provide you with a stalker portal URL. Once portal url received, follow these steps to input it into the app:

 

Just like the first time we did it above at the beginning of this tutorial, right after Loading Portal sign shows up, press enter. Then go to System Settings. Now choose Portal as we need to inout the portal url. You should see the Portal Settings page like above picture. In Portal 1 URL type a desired name for main portal and in Portal URL input the url you have been provided by the IPTV Provider you are subscribed to. Once done, press Return button on remote controller. Going back to the previous page, Restart Portal must be selected. Next time you start the app, IPTV portal should load with bouquets and details of IPTV service ready to be used.

 

If you know MAG and Stalker Portal to be perfect (which are), you`ll fall in love with this app in 2 seconds ;) specially the ones who don`t have MAG available should choose this app over other apps for Samsung and LG Smart TV`s.

 

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