How To Install TiviMate V5.0.4 On Firestick/Android TV (July 2024)

The following guide will show you How to Install TiviMate on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV/Google TV devices.

We provide both a screenshot guide as well as a video tutorial that covers all aspects of this fabulous application.

This article also provides setup instructions and tips to help you get the most out of it on your preferred device. Unlike other tutorials you may come across, our guide details every feature available within TiviMate to help you get the most out of this unrivaled streaming platform.

After over a year of hiatus, the developer has finally updated TiviMate to V5 with tons of advanced features and improvements. Currently, the stable version is 5.0.4.

Here are some of the features this latest update provides:

  • Revised User Interface
  • Addition of Logout Button (About menu item)
  • New official website to manage devices (more details below)
  • Display current connection attempts if playback fails
  • Open externally when an error message displays
  • Local Recording Directory improvements
  • General Bug Fixes

TiviMate is one of the best IPTV Players available for use on any device including the Amazon Firestick, Android TV/Google TV Boxes such as BuzzTV, NVIDIA SHIELD, Chromecast, onn. Google TV Box, Windows PC, and much more.

The app alone does not contain live channels for streaming, however, users can integrate an M3U URL or an Xtream Code URL within the app for live streaming.

Check with your current IPTV Service on whether they grant access to their M3U URL/Xtream Code API prior to going through this guide.

You can usually find this in the support documents or online discussion board that most services offer for their subscribers.

TiviMate offers both a free and a premium version of the service that currently costs $9.99/year or $29.99 for a lifetime subscription.

Premium Features

Those who opt for the Premium plan are provided with over a dozen valuable features including:

  • Scheduled recordings
  • Custom recurring recordings
  • Support for multiple playlists
  • Backup/Restore
  • External Video Player
  • Parental Controls
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Favorites management
  • Catch-up
  • Customizable TV Guide update intervals
  • Customizable Panels transparency and timeout
  • Customize Groups and Channels
  • Manual Channels sorting
  • Turning on the last channel on the app start
  • Auto frame rate (AFR)
  • Reminder to automatically play channel
  • Many More

As you can see, without the upgrade, there isn’t much sense in using the app.

We suggest first installing the free app via the instructions below. If you like it, you can register for the premium release and we cover that as well in this article.

In this tutorial, we are using an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

This will also work for Android TV/Google TV Devices such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL Boxes, onn. Google TV Box, and more.

How to Install TiviMate on Firestick/Android TV/Google TV

Use the guides below for installation and set-up instructions for this application on your preferred device.

We highly recommend viewing the video tutorial that provides additional details not provided in the screenshot guide below.

Step 1 – Prepare Your Streaming Device

1. From the home screen of your device, hover over the Find button and then click the Search box.

2. Search for and select Downloader.

3. Choose the Downloader app.

4. Click Download or Get.

5. Wait for the app to install.

6. You will then encounter Downloader Ready to launch! message.

7. Return to the home screen to hover over Settings and click My Fire TV.

8. Choose Developer Options.

IMPORTANT: Please see the notes below if you don’t see Developer Options on your screen.

9. Click Install unknown apps.

10. Find the Downloader app and click it.

11. This will turn Unknown Sources to On for the Downloader app and enable side-loading on your device.

Developer Options Not Available

If you are unable to locate developer options within settings, follow the instructions below to enable this to use the Downloader App.

1. Hover over the Settings icon and click My Fire TV.

2. Click About.

Note: Notice Developer Options is missing.

3. Hover over Fire TV Stick and click the OK button on your remote 7 times to become a developer.

4. Click the back button on your remote and you will notice Developer Options is now showing within My Fire TV.

Now that I’ve properly prepared my Firestick it’s time to move onto the next step.

Step 2 – Install TiviMate

1. Launch the Downloader Application.

2. Hover over the URL bar and click the select button on your remote

3. Type the TIVIMATE

4. You will then encounter a Redirect page.

5. Scroll down to find TiviMate and click Download.

7. Wait for the app to install.

 

8. Click Install.

9. You will then encounter Ready to launch! message. Click Done.

10. Click Done.

11. This will take you back to the Downloader app. Click Delete to remove the installation file.

12. Click Delete again.

Installation is now complete. Continue reading to learn how to set up the app on your preferred device.

How To Setup Free Version

After the app installation is complete, we can open the app and authorize an IPTV Service for use.

NOTE: Initializing an IPTV Service within TiviMate requires an M3U URL or Xtream Code. This can usually be found in your service welcome e-mail or by contacting customer support.

The steps below show how to set up the free version with your preferred IPTV Service

1. Open the app and click Add Playlist.

2. Choose M3U playlist or Xtream Codes.

3. Click Enter URL.

4. Enter the M3U URL or your preferred IPTV Service.

In this guide, we are using the free Samsung TV Plus M3U URL which provides hundreds of free live channels.

5. Click Next.

6. You will then see a Playlist is processed message with Channel count and your Playlist name. Click Next.

8. If the EPG URL does not auto-import, you can insert it here.

Some IPTV providers offer a separate M3U URL for your EPG. Click Done.

9. Choose Your Playlist.

10. Click OK.

11. TV Guide will import and you are able to start viewing!

It is important to note that those who choose to use the free app will miss out on tons of fabulous features.

For example, if you try adding a channel or channels to favorites you will be prompted with the following message:

For those who wish to use the free version, simply click Cancel and continue using the app at no charge

If you purchase the premium option through the Companion app, we can log in for added benefits.

If you need to create an account, you can follow the instructions below on how to do that through Google Play Store.

How to Purchase & Set Up a Premium Account

The guide below provides instructions to purchase and set up TiviMate Premium.

Step 1 – Install the TiviMate Companion App via Google Play Store

The premium version costs only $9.99/yr with an additional lifetime subscription option available for $29.99.

This covers up to 5 devices which you can manage within the Companion App.

Prior to initializing Premium, users must register for an Account via the Companion App.

This app is only available in the Google Play Store, therefore must be installed on Android Device or through BlueStacks or another Android emulator.

If you do not have an Android phone or device, you must install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC to access the Google Play Store.

Note:  If you’re using a generic Android TV Box with stock Android, you can install the Companion app through the Google Play Store.  Devices running the true Android TV operating system such as NVIDIA SHIELD don’t include this app so you will need to set up an account on an Android phone, tablet, or through BlueStacks. 

Once installed, use the instructions below to set up a premium account.

1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android Device.  We are using Bluestacks in this tutorial on my Windows PC. Search for “tivimate companion” and select the first choice.

2. Click Install.

3. Wait for the app to install.

4. Click Open.

5. Click Account.

6. Enter your preferred username and password and select Sign up.

7. Re-enter your password and click Create account.

8. Choose the subscription package of your choice and enter your payment information.

9. Registration is complete!

Be sure to write down or remember your login information to sign into the app.

Step 2 -Login to TiviMate Premium

After you have created your Premium account, you can log in to the service within the app previously installed.

1. From the home screen, select Settings.

2. Choose Unlock Premium.

3. Click Next.

4. Choose Account.

5. Enter your login credentials.

6. Click Next.

7. Enter the device name of your choice and click Activate.

8. Click OK.

That’s it! Once logged in, you will have access to all advanced features of the app for an enjoyable live-streaming experience.

Details & Features

Upon installing TiviMate, you will immediately notice the unique interface it provides. This varies from other IPTV Players and works fabulously.

The menu bar on the left lists your Playlist Categories or “Groups” as they are referred to in the app. These can be hidden, removed, and managed all within the Settings.

This is a great way to eliminate any unwanted Channel lists that you don’t use or need.

Because of the uncertainty of live TV services, VPNaccess always suggests having a backup.

With this app, users can integrate multiple services or “Playlists” within the app meaning you can combine two or more Services into one!

This is a great way to ensure your live streaming is always available and manage your favorite channels across multiple platforms.

Best of all, the app works extremely fast on any device you prefer including Firestick, Android TV, Google TV, and more.

Navigation

Navigating this app is a breeze when using your streaming device’s remote. If using a Firestick, the following options are available:

  • Select Button: Opens Channel
  • Back Button: Shows Groups/Return to Guide
  • Left Button: Scrolls to Previous Program
  • Right Button: Scrolls to Next Program
  • Up Button: Scrolls Up through Channels
  • Down Button: Scrolls Down through Channels
  • Rewind Button: Scrolls Channels Up without changing the channel
  • Fast Forward: Scrolls Channels Down without changing the channel

After playing a Channel, clicking the select button will generate various options:

This includes the ability to view recent channels and quick select as well as re-open the TV Guide with your current channel playing in the background:

Groups

The Groups options within TiviMate sets it apart from other IPTV apps. Using this to your advantage is a great way to condense your TV streaming experience.

To edit these, simply open the TV Guide and click the Menu Button (3 horizontal lines) on your remote. Then click Group options:

Select Manage groups

To remove an unwanted or unused Group, simply switch the toggle off:

Only highlighted groups will now be visible on the left-side menu bar of the home screen. To adjust the order of these, simply click Manage positions:

Click to highlight and adjust the group position to your preference! We suggest using the Favorites Tab at the top for a personal streaming experience.

NOTE: VPNaccess recommends adding your preferred channels to Favorites to get the most out of this app. This will enable all navigational features to work within the Favorites “Group” meaning all scrolling and selection will be through your Favorite Channels!

Favorites

There are a few ways to add a Channel to Favorites.

The first option is to long click when playing a Channel and selecting “Add to Favorites”

Or, if you would like to add multiple channels quickly, simply press the Menu button from the TV Guide to prompt the following options:

After making a channel selection, users have numerous options within the player.

You can easily access the channel list by clicking the down button.

This will prompt quick access to the Channel list without returning to the EPG.

EPG (Electronic Program Guide)

Using the built-in EPG is the best way to browse through your channel selections and more.

Here is the recommended method to set up the EPG within TiviMate.

  • Open Settings and select EPG
  • Click Past Days to Keep EPG and set it to 1
  • Update Intervals – 24 hours
  • Update on app start – Off
  • Update on Playlist Change – On
Picture in Picture

Another fabulous feature available is the Picture-in-Picture setting that will let you browse other apps/tools on your device while continuing to stream live content.

You can find this in the full-screen mode of your preferred channel.

This will keep TiviMate playing in the background while you are able to access other options on your preferred device!

 

TiviMate Settings

Within the Settings are the following provided options:

There are a few options within the app’s settings that are worth checking out. One thing we suggest is enabling the confirmation message prior to exiting out.

This way, you will not accidentally close the app by pressing the back button too many times:

Another feature to note is the auto-update option for the TV guide. This will ensure your guide is always up to date:

Parental Controls

For those who wish to use Parental Controls, these can also be established within the Parental controls Category.

This includes setting and using a PIN Number for access. These can be adjusted to require PIN for Playlists, TV Guide, Group options, and more.

To go along with the Parental Controls is also the ability to block various channels.

you can find this option within the Settings of any channel.

Within the Settings option are tons of features and options that will help you get the most out of your Live TV experience.

Adjusting these will help cater the app to your specific preferences. We suggest checking out all of these Categories to ensure the app is set to your liking.

Subtitles

While other IPTV players fall short when it comes to Closed Captioning, TiviMate does not.

That being said, working subtitles will vary from Channel to Channel within the app.

How To Enable Subtitles:

  • Open and play your preferred content
  • Long Click the Select button on your remote to open options and choose CC

  • Change toggle from “Off” to “Closed captions 1”

 

  • Subtitles will now load for your content

 

TiviMate External Video Player

Another excellent feature that TiviMate provides is the ability to use external video players.

This is something we don’t always see in IPTV Players that usually have a built-in video player.

Users can easily choose to open in external player after making a channel selection.

We could go on and on about all of the features TiviMate provides, however, your best bet is to try it yourself to see just how extensive these options are!

Recording Capabilities

In my opinion, one of the best features of this application is the ability to schedule recordings. Guess what?

You can even schedule multiple recordings at the same time!

Use the link below that features an exclusive video guide that will tell you everything you need to know to record IPTV on your preferred device:

How to Record IPTV

NOTE: Prior to recording it’s important to make sure you have a USB Drive that’s properly formatted as FAT32.

TiviMate has 3 recording options that all work fairly well. This includes live recording while watching, live recording while on channel guide, and scheduled recordings.

 

If you wish to schedule a recording, you will want to select “Custom Recording” within the channel guide by long pressing the select button on your remote. This will allow you to choose New Recording and then schedule recording to select your channel and timeframe.

Audio Sync

For those who have audio issues when the channel you are watching and audio don’t match up, we can adjust this with the audio sync by clicking the select button on your remote within a channel and adjusting the offset up or down until it matches the video.

Overall, the possibilities within the TiviMate app are endless. Because of its easy navigation and fast streaming abilities, it is sure to be a favorite among all IPTV users.

TiviMate Official Website

Recently, the developer has created an official website for the application that provides a few details and screenshots with information. However, the best use of this website is the ability to login to your TiviMate premium account and view all activated devices.

Unfortunately, there is still no payment option via the official site but we hope to see this change in the near future.

TiviMate Imposters

It is important to note that there are many imposters out there who are using the TiviMate name to try and sell IPTV Subscriptions.

The app itself does not provide any content for streaming and only functions as an advanced video player for live channels.

Unfortunately, it seems that some are making money off of the name by creating an IPTV Service titled “TiviMate IPTV Player” that appears in search results online.

If you come across a website claiming to offer live channels and using the TiviMate name, make sure to avoid it at all costs.

As noted above, the app itself does not host any content whatsoever, and anything that offers live channels is a scam.

STAY FAR AWAY FROM THESE WEBSITES AND DO NOT FOR ANY REASON INPUT PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR THEIR SERVICES.

Only use the guide below to install TiviMate as it originates from the Official source and only pay for it via the Companion App which we describe above.

VirusTotal Scan

Before installing TiviMate on Firestick, it is important to scan the application with VirusTotal.

Here is the screenshot of the VirusTotal scan results.

 

VirusTotal did not find any malicious viruses/malware within the installation file.

However, this does not mean we shouldn’t protect ourselves when streaming content from these sideloaded apps.

The best way to do this is with a secure VPN that will secure your identity and anonymity when using platforms like this.

TiviMate Review

TiviMate is one of the most popular players available today and for good reason.

As noted above, the service provides both a Free and Premium version with the Premium version offering advanced features which we list below.

These features truly set it apart from other options and make it an all-inclusive streaming platform for any IPTV Service you prefer.

The TiviMate app provides a fabulous user interface with a built-in Electronic Program Guide to browse content.

It is made to work on various streaming devices, however, is also available for mobile phones and tablets for live streaming anywhere you are.

While setting up the Premium version is a bit of a process, it is worth it in the end for all the fabulous features it provides.

The app itself is extremely fast with little to no lag and even provides the ability to record which we don’t often see with various IPTV Players.

Best of all, the developers continually update the app to keep it running at peak performance for a fabulous viewing experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TiviMate?

TiviMate is a popular IPTV player that pairs with any IPTV service for an improved streaming experience.

Is Premium worth it?

Yes. The extensive features provided with TiviMate Premium make it well worth the cost for a yearly or lifetime subscription.

Is This App Legal?

Yes. This app is 100% legal to install and use. It is available in reputable app stores including the Google Play Store.

Is TiviMate Safe?

Yes, this app is safe to install and use as we show above with the VirusTotal Scan.

What Devices can this app be Installed on?

This app is available for installation on any device that runs the Android operating system. This includes the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, and any Android TV/Google TV device.

Is the Companion app Free?

The  Companion app is free, however, users will pay for TiviMate Premium via the Companion app.

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