Dubai, the greatest city on Earth, has many expats working there. Most of the expats are staying in the magnificent Dubai Marina. Last week a received a request about writing how to watch English TV channels in Dubai. This request came from an expat that misses his English channels.
I decided to write this article to hopefully be a guideline for other expats working in Dubai. I this article, I will try to answer these questions
- What IPTV box is better, Avov or MAG box?
- Does Kodi work on either of the IPTV boxes?
- What IPTV service provider do i recommend?
MAG 254/255 are IPTV receivers from Infomir. They do IPTV well, except they are difficult to setup. It took me around 1 week until I knew how to make it play my TV channels.
My first experience was that this box was only for IPTV geeks because there was inner portal and outer portal. And finding the setup page was not easy. The menu is messy. But once they start working, then they work good.
Where to buy MAG254? There are many that sell MAG254 in Dubai, for example
Things to keep in mind before you buy an MAG TV box
- The box does not come with a channel list. You have to buy an IPTV providing service from www.tvluux.com.
- The box is not Wi-Fi enabled and you need a Wi-Fi dongle.
The Avov is also Android box that emulates the MAG254, and the Avov TVOnline App is the result.
I found that Avov receiver is quicker in response then the MAG254/255, and the boot time is minimal.
It has also multiple versions of Kodi.
Does Kodi Work On MAG And Avov?
I was supprised when I found that Kodi application is not pre-installed in my MAG254. In one of the Arabic IPTV forums I read that MAG IPTV box is a Linux box and not Android box. This is why I could not run Kodi on MAG254.
I contacted some dealer in Uae.souq.com and asked them if it is possible to run Kodi on Avov. I was happy when I received a reply the same day that informed me it is not possible to run Kodi on MAG IPTV box.
According to Avov official website, it is possible to run Kodi on Avov. The Avov has multiple versions on Kodi.
What About Other TV Operators In Dubai?
In Dubai you will find only two TV channel providers
If it’s an three-in-one (cable TV, Internet, and phone) package you want, then both Etisalat and Du are ready and willing to meet your needs.
What IPTV Service Provider Is recommended?
Your TV box without an subscription from an IPTV service provider is useless. There are not channel list that comes with the box.
There are many IPTV service providers that provides you with an M3U list. This is an playlist of channels that your TV box displays. I will soon publish reviews about the 3 top service providers. The top service provider is of course TVLuux (www.tvluux.com).
What Is My Recommendation – Avov Or MAG?
Both IPTV boxes are good in their own right and specifications may lean one way or another, but in the stretch… the choice between is yours. Also, get an IPTV service subscription in order to have channels to watch.
I prefer of course the MAG IPTV box.
Other Great Expat TV Resources
- Watching UK TV in Dubai
- Moving to Dubai in 2017
- Philippines Expat Forum
- A Complete Guide to Living in Dubai
- Kodi with IPTV in Dubai
- Kodi in Dubai
- BEIN Sports Receiver & Card in Dubai
- Expats life in Dubai blogs
- Anyone using new OSN streaming TV in Dubai?
- Is it possible to watch US or UK Netflix in UAE ?
- Malaysian expats living in Bahrain
- Brazilian expats in Dubai
- Moving to Dubai From the UK
- Filipino Forum in Dubai for Pinoy Expats
- How to Watch British TV Abroad
- Watch BBC iPlayer & Netflix in UAE
- Everything British Expats In The UAE Need To Know
- BeIN Sports back on TV in the UAE
- British TV in Dubai
- Watch UK TV in United Arab Emirates
MAG STB Tutorials
- Idiots Guide to the Mag IPTV Box
- StbEmu Setup Tutorial
- MAG Setup Guide
- Smart IPTV instructions
- How to Setup GenIPTV on MAG
- Practical Guide to IPTV
- How To Install and Setup STB Emu
- How to import M3U playlist to MAG 250/254/275
- How to Setup STB Emulator for Android Devices
- How to add IPTV channels to your MAG 250/54/55 STB
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