IPTV is a digital television broadcasting retransmitted by IPTV operator, typically from satellite. Often (but not always) the IPTV operator's function performs the intenet service provider, providing its customers the option of viewing IP-TV.

IPTV can be distributed locally (within the network of a specific provider), and via the Internet. IPTV on the Internet is also called OTT (Over-The-Top) or Internet TV.

Technically to organize the relay is very simple, resulting in a large number of so-called "free" playlists containing relay created by ordinary users.

The viability of such playlists is very low due to a number of factors. First of all, to each receiver IPTV stream requires 1-2 Mbps of traffic, this means that the source of the outbound channel at 100 Mbps will not be able to make high-quality distribution for more than 50-100 users at a time. It is for this reason that such translation is often "brake", especially in the evening hours.

At the same time, IPTV operator, noting that there is illegal rebroadcasting of its content, can block that user. In the end, this kind of playlists are working for a very short time, usually no more than 1-2 days

Some pirates have a more professional approach to IPTV broadcast - they reserve certain server resources and Internet channels for stable working of PPV. Prices for such services are usually lower than the official IPTV operators' prices, but it should be remembered that access to this kind of content is also illegal. The developers of SS IPTV do not endorse the use of illegal content within the application and do not provide technical support for it.