As per the order of Spain’s court, IPTV Smarters Pro has been removed from the Google Play Store. Initially, the case was filed by the Spanish football league giant, La Liga.
Story Behind IPTV Smarters Pro Removal
La Liga has been cracking down on pirated streams and services for several years. They are specifically targeting third-party IPTV subscriptions and free-to-access streaming websites.
In early 2022, LaLiga submitted a list to European Commission that included 20 non-licensed IPTV services and 30 streaming sites. Moreover, the league Spanish league giant also named 80 video players.
However, the submission wasn’t quite successful. EU’s Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List 2022 only found one app suspicious – IPTV Smarters.
IPTV Smarters Getting Withdrawn
Trading under the brand WHMCS Smarters, the European Commission found IPTV Smarters bogus. European Commission response document said that WHMCS Smarters is an IPTV software solution provider that also offers several other online digital services, including web design and development, app development, and billing platforms. The company also offers an app IPTV Smarters Pro, an IPTV media player.
Motion Picture Association, MPA, also labeled WHMCS Smarters as a Piracy-as-a-Service PaaS with a “Notorious Market” status. United States Trade Representative took MPA’s concern.
However, the European Commission and the United States Trade Representative didn’t make any specific allegations.
On December 22, 2022, La Liga announced that Google has agreed to remove IPTV Smarters Pro from the Google Play Store.
IPTV Smarters Pro is not available on Google Play Store anymore. But what’s next for WHMCS Smarters? Well, there’s nothing on the news about it. I’ll update you as soon as something new comes up about the company.
5 IPTV Smarters Pro Alternatives
With IPTV Smarters Pro not available on Google Play Store, here are five alternatives you can use:
Kodi is a free & open-source media player software. This app gives you access to hundreds of official and unofficial addons. With the addons, you can stream live TV channels, movies, TV shows, music, and much more.
2. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is your go-to app to watch free live channels and tons of movies & TV shows. This service features over 250+ channels and thousands of on-demand content. You don’t even need an account to use the app.
Without any subscription, Plex lets you watch over 300+ live TV channels instantly. Also, the app lets you watch movies and TV shows for free.
With Plex, you can also stream your personal collection of content. A separate Plex Media Server app lets you create, organize and configure your shows, movies, and channels.
4. Tubi TV
Tubi TV is a leading free and premium on-demand + live TV streaming service. With Tubi, you can stream over 40,000 movies & TV shows. Similarly, the app lets you stream channels like ABC News, TMZ, People TV, and more.
Founded in 2011, XUMO is an ad-supported service that lets you stream free live channels. From news to fashion and comedy, XUMO features all types of channels.
IPTV Smarters has been removed from the Google Play Store. However, you can still sideload it on your devices. Furthermore, you can use one of the alternatives to watch live TV.
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