the total guide (Updated November 2021)

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Android mobile phones and tablets are perfect devices to watch TV on them over the Internet. There is a wide variety of apps that are capable of offering the broadcasts of channels from all over the world in streaming. There are also applications that allow you to import lists of IPTV channels and even platforms specialized in exclusive movies and series. Whichever mode you choose, surely there is an app for you and most importantly, free. That is why we have created this list as complete as possible of Android apps with which to take advantage of your leisure time.

11 apps (that work) to watch TV, movies and series on Android

We have to warn you: the volatility of Android apps that promise to watch TV is terrible, caused in many cases by the violation of copyright by broadcasting streams without the corresponding permissions. Over time, hundreds of apps of a similar nature have appeared (and disappeared), so it is useless to recommend something that does not work. The alternatives in this list have been tested one by one and they work under the conditions that we detail in each case until further notice. If your favorite app is not here, tell us about it in the comments or on our social networks and we will see if we have screwed up.


Generalist channels and stations on TDTChannelsGeneralist channels and stations on TDTChannels

Most likely DTT Channels is one of the best alternatives on this list. Is a one of the most complete when it comes to collecting channels from all over Spain, which shows organized in general, informative, sports, children’s, children’s or by autonomous communities. To all this you have to add channels from all continents. You will almost always be able to choose between multiple streaming signals and you will see virtually no advertising. To top it off, there is a radio station section. To put a but, the available channels are open and free, so you will not see content from paid platforms.


Tivify interface with available channels, guide or showsTivify interface with available channels, guide or shows

Tivify is a television platform that offers more than 80 live channels of all themes. It is a previously paid platform that has recently opted for a free system to offer open content, for example DTT channels or regional televisions and a handful of international channels that broadcast open-air. Its app works perfectly, has an attractive interface, allows access to some additional content such as series and movies and has no ads beyond those that may appear during the broadcast. If you subscribe to either of their two existing additional plans you will add some services such as premium channels, recording options and more devices linked to the account and in simultaneous playback.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers TV and content on demandPluto TV offers TV and content on demand

Pluto TV is another of the more or less recent services that provide access to TV broadcasts. In this case we have more than 60 different exclusive online television channels, that is, you will not find any general TV or DTT. Here you have dozens of thematic channels that broadcast movies, series, news, music videos, cartoons, lifestyle sports, video games… They also offer content on demand so you can choose without being subjected to the rigor of live broadcasting. In this case, ads are included, but they are a small evil in the face of a stable platform, which does not require any registration and is interesting at the content level, which is what ultimately counts.


Part of the SplikTV offerPart of the SplikTV offer

It is one of the latest apps to appear and although to tell the truth it is not that it offers many channels (the Spanish section hardly offers the main generalist DTT channels) it does offer interesting options in certain Spanish-speaking countries and in its sports channel offerings. or cultural. Best of all is its design, careful and simple. At the beginning you will have to take a detour following the instructions, but it is worth it … at least until it stops working.


Addons lists on Kodi for AndroidAddons lists on Kodi for Android

The version of the most popular media center can be a perfect option for watching TV and taking advantage of the other functions it offers. For what we are interested in, which is watching TV, you will have to install the app and also a few addons, name given to the add-ons or extensions that extend the functionality of the app.


VLC can play online streamsVLC can play online streams

It is impossible to make a list like this one that includes several apps capable of streaming TV and not including VLC, the Android version of the most acclaimed multimedia player. As such, you will not directly find television streams to watch, but among its functions is that of work with channel lists to watch TV online, so you have all its capacity at your fingertips also in these matters.


Some M3U lists on WiseplaySome M3U lists on Wiseplay

Wiseplay is another classic video player both stored in memory and coming from M3U lists. To use it to watch TV, therefore, you will have to first have a list of channels that you must search on the Internet, to be able to be updated. Once you have imported these lists, you will have access to the list of channels they include, so make sure it contains the channels you really want to see.


KEPLER tvip offers TV and also series and moviesKEPLER tvip offers TV and also series and movies

This is not that it has a very refined design, but it does have a few channel lists IPTV among which to navigate to find all kinds of channels. It also offers thematic channels of uninterrupted programming, a section for adults and films and series of all types and conditions.

RTVE, Mitele and AtresPlayer

You don’t always want an endless stream of TV channels in hundreds of different languages ​​and movies down a tube. If this is your case and general TV is enough for you, you have the official apps that will always be the most comfortable and easy way for the user to watch TV. You can only see what the house channels are broadcasting at any given time, although in many cases there is an option to watch TV on demand.

Official apps for Spanish channelsOfficial apps for Spanish channels

RTVE includes the corporation’s channels, such as La 1, La 2 or Teledeporte, in addition to channels with children’s programming. As is the general rule, certain content is not broadcast in the app due to problems with broadcasting rights on this platform. The MediaSet group’s app includes Tele 5, Cuatro or FDF among other channels. The Atresplayer option, as you can imagine, offers Antena 3, La Sexta Nova or Neox.

Apps to watch TV on Android for free

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Android apps that allow you to watch TV and any other multimedia content in streaming. Periodically the offer is renewed, some stop working, others appear … It is not easy to keep track of all your options but luckily you have our selection with the best apps to watch TV for free on Android, where you can absolutely watch them all. If you have not been convinced by any of the ones we have cited in this article, perhaps the option you are looking for and that best suits you is among all those available, take a look!