In this guide, I will show you how to install GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick and other Fire TV devices. You will also find the brief instructions to install GSE Smart IPTV on Android TV Box, Smart Android TV, Android Mobiles & Tablets, and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) devices.
GSE Smart IPTV claims to be a user-defined, Advanced IPTV Solution. This service lets you import channel playlists and EPG guides from your IPTV subscriptions and offers an easy way to stream your channels.
Remember that GSE Smart IPTV is not an IPTV service provider. It does not provide any IPTV content. It does not also have any affiliation with any third-party IPTV providers. To use this service, you need to provide your own content.
You can use GSE Smart TV with most of your IPTV subscriptions as long as your IPTV provider supports either playlists, EPG guide, or Xtream Codes API.
You can also use GSE Smart IPTV as a media player. It can play video and audio files from the local device storage. However, it is more popularly used as an IPTV player.
Besides the installation instructions, I have also included the sections on How to Use and How to Access GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick in this guide. You will also find the quick list of features and benefits of the GSE Smart IPTV app.
Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue
Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.
I use ExpressVPN which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don't like their service, you can always ask for a refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.
How to install GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick
GSE Smart IPTV is officially available on Play Store and Apple App Store. However, on Amazon devices, such as your FireStick, it needs to be sideloaded. It is not hosted on the Amazon Store.
To sideload any external app onto FireStick, you need to make sure you have enabled Apps from Unknown Sources. If you don’t know how to do that, follow these steps first before starting the installation procedure:
– Go to the Settings on your FireStick device
You will find Settings in the menu bar on the home screen (on the top)
– Navigate to the menu item called My Fire TV and open it
– Now, you need to access the menu item Developer Options on the next window
– On this window, if the option Apps from Unknown Sources says OFF, you need to click it and switch it ON
Do not click if it is already ON
– Go ahead and click Turn on when this prompt appears on your screen
GSE Smart IPTV is a trustworthy, safe app. Do not worry about this warning message
Now that you have allowed the third-party app installation, let’s get GSE Smart IPTV on Amazon FireStick.
Steps to install GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick
Here are the steps:
1- The first thing we are going to do is install the Downloader app
Downloader is available via Amazon Store
This app will help you sideload GSE Smart IPTV FireStick app
Open the Search tool in the top-left corner of the FireStick home screen
Look up for the app and install it (just follow the easy online instructions)
2- After Downloader has installed, go ahead and open it
A couple of prompts should appear. You just need to get past them by choosing the appropriate onscreen options
When on the home screen of the Downloader app, click the URL textbox on the right side (where it says ‘http://’)
3- We now use this onscreen keyboard to enter the following path: https://www.gsesmartiptv.com
OR, simply use the shortened version of this URL gsesmartiptv.com (as you see in the image below)
Check the URL once to make sure you typed it right
4- Downloader app will now redirect you to its Browser section where the following webpage will load up
Scroll down a bit and click where it says Download for Amazon devices
5- Downloader connects to the online file location and starts to download the GSE Smart IPTV APK on FireStick
This takes a couple of minutes
6- When the APK file download has completed, you see the following prompt
Go ahead and click Install
7- Allow it a minute to install the GSE IPTV app on FireStick
8- The App installed notification means GSE Smart IPTV app has installed
Clicking the option OPEN launches the app immediately. But, we are not doing that right now
Let’s go back to the Downloader app and delete the APK file we downloaded. It is a good practice that keeps your limited FireStick storage clean
9- You must see this prompt
10- Confirm by clicking Delete again
Note: You can delete the APK file later also. Just open the Downloader app, click Files in the left menu, select the APK file, and press the 3-line menu button on the FireStick remote
Great! You now have GSE Smart IPTV on Amazon FireStick.
Your FireStick / Fire TV is now all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kind of streaming apps and is very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to the “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results
Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.
Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”
Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
How to use GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick
This part will demonstrate how to use GSE Smart IPTV on Fire TV. If you first need to know how to access the app on your device, go to the next section.
When you run the GSE Smart IPTV app on FireStick the first time, the following Permission required prompt is displayed
Click Allow on this prompt that appears on the bottom of the screen
Following is the main window of the GSE Smart TV app.
Let us explore the items under the category LOCAL in the left menu one by one.
- Local Playlists: Lets you add playlists stored in the local storage
- Android Local Media: Lets you play the videos, music, etc. directly from the local storage without having to add any playlists
- Upload playlist with FTP: Allows you to download playlists from an FTP server
- Mode: Lets you toggle between mobile and TV mode. Usually, the app auto-detects device type. However, if it does not, you may change it manually
We now look at the REMOTE category in the left menu.
The Remote Playlists option lets you import the M3U and/or JSON playlists from the web. If you have an IPTV subscription that supports one of these playlist formats, you will be required to enter provide the playlist URL. Most IPTV service providers that support playlists offer M3U links.
Click Remote Playlists option and on the following window, click the + button on the top
Click Add M3U URL (or ADD JSON URL) when prompted
Enter the details on the following popup and click the Add button
Since playlist URLs are long, they could be difficult to enter with your remote. Therefore, if you have Xtream-Codes API, use that instead.
Note: Due to the recent crackdown on Xtream Codes, the API option may not work
Click Xtreme-Codes API in the left menu. Click the + icon on the top, on the next screen
Enter the details in the popup and click Add
EPG Program Guide
You can use the EPG Program Guide option in the left menu to import the EPG either from the local file (in the device storage) or a URL
Most IPTV service providers that support playlists option also offer the EPG link
Click the EPG Program Guide option on the main screen of the GSE Smart IPTV app on FireStick.
On the next screen, click the + icon on the top
Click Add Local EPG Source if you have an EPG file on the local storage
Click Add Remote EPG source to add a URL
Add External Player for Video Playback
GSE Smart IPTV FireStick app also lets you add an external video player. While the app has a built-in player, you can have a better playback experience with an external player like MX Player.
Click External Player in the left menu on the main screen of the GSE Smart IPTV app
Click the + icon on the top
Click Find on the popup
The app will list all your installed media players. Click the one you want to use (say MX Player)
Click Add on the popup
How to access GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick
This section is for the users who want to know how to access GSE Smart IPTV or any other installed app on FireStick.
The apps you install may not necessarily appear on the FireStick home screen (if you have more than 20 apps). Here are some of the ways to access them:
1- From the home screen of FireStick, navigate to Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / GSE Smart TV (or any other app you want to access) / Launch application
2- Press down the Home button on the FireStick remote for about 5 seconds. Click Apps when the prompt is displayed
3- Select the second row on the FireStick home screen called Your Apps & Channels. Go to the left and click See All
Scroll down and select the GSE Smart IPTV app. Click the app to open it.
You may even move the app onto the home screen if you want quick access to it. Press the 3-line menu key on the remote and click the option Move on the popup window on your TV. You just need to drag the GSE Smart TV app to the first row
How to Install GSE Smart IPTV on Android TV Box, Smart Android TV, and Android Phones & Tablets
GSE Smart IPTV is supported on all the Android platforms including TV boxes, smart TVs, and handheld devices.
In fact, this app is officially available via the Google Play Store.
You don’t need to sideload or manually install this app on your Android devices.
Here are the steps to install GSE Smart TV on Android TV Box and other Android devices:
- Find the Google Play Store app and open it
- Search for the GSE Smart IPTV app
- Follow the onscreen instructions and download and install the app
The interface of GSE Smart IPTV is pretty much the same across all the devices (including Amazon FireStick). To get started, you can refer to the section How to use GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick.
How to install GSE Smart IPTV on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
GSE Smart IPTV is also officially available on iOS devices via the Apple App Store. So, again, no sideloading is required.
Here is how you can get GSE Smart IPTV on iPhone and other iOS devices:
- Open the Apple App Store
- Search for GSE Smart IPTV
- Follow the onscreen instructions and install the app
The menu options of GSE Smart IPTV on iOS are the same as other devices. Again, you may refer to the section How to use GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick above.
Features and Benefits of GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick (and other devices)
Here are some important details and features:
- GSE Smart IPTV is a sort of IPTV management tool
- This app DOES NOT provide any IPTV content of its own
- You must have an IPTV subscription from another provider to use this app
- The app lets you import playlists from multiple subscriptions by multiple IPTV service providers
- GSE Smart IPTV supports both M3U and JSON playlist formats
- It also lets you use the Xtream Codes API
- You can also import EPG Program guides
- Both local and remote (URL-based) playlists and EPG are supported
- GSE Smart IPTV also allows local media playback from the device storage
- It has apps for Amazon FireStick, Android TV Boxes and Smart TVs, Android mobiles, and iOS devices
- Allows you to integrate an external media player
GSE Smart IPTV is a great IPTV tool that lets you use multiple IPTV subscriptions from one place. With support for M3U & JSON playlists, EPG guides, and Xtream Codes, the app provides multiple options to import channels from your subscriptions.
GSE Smart IPTV on FireStick and other supported devices is largely free. It has a paid version too, which unlocks all its features. However, the free version is good enough for most users. All in all, it is a great IPTV player to have.
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