Having cut the cord on cable recently, we're left with Amazon and Prime which are fine, but you can't get live TV or other world channels on them, so I started to look around.
I'd better say here that I've just written a DCT article on this subject which is awaiting publication, so I won't cover everything here, in case I repeat myself.
Anyway, IPTV is TV over Internet protocol - in other words, all TV channels nowadays broadcast over the net, so it's possible to watch those channels by using an app on your smart TV or other device, such as Android, Apple or PC.
Our TV has an app called Smart IPTV which gives you a 7 day trial, you input a playlist URL or upload a .m3u playlist and then you can watch TV online from whichever IPTV service you subscribe to. Smart IPTV has a one-off fee of €5, after the 7 day trial is over, by the way.
Now, this is a very grey area, legally speaking, so I'm NOT going to post links here for anything illegal. I did however try a 24 hour trial with one IPTV service yesterday and enjoyed hopping around about 80 UK TV channels in HD, which was great fun.
Again, I'm not entirely sure about the legality of grey hat IPTV providers, so anyone following this may need to consider using a VPN.
I'd also recommend anyone considering signing up to a service, not to go longer than 30 days, as many appear to vanish overnight, unless it's an established service and comes by recommendation.