Can I use IPTV with Surfshark?

In this guide, you will learn how to securely watch IPTV using Surfshark.

To proceed, you will need a compatible device and an active Surfshark VPN subscription that can be purchased on Surfshark plans and pricing page.

NOTE: Surfshark does not grant free access to the IPTV platform — you will need an active IPTV subscription.

We cannot guarantee that the instructions below will solve all IPTV issues. Each IPTV service provider has unique Terms and Conditions. Make sure you get familiar with them to avoid any unintentional violations when using a VPN.


Here's what you'll need in order to watch IPTV securely:


Install the Surfshark app


Install the Surfshark app or browser extension, and connect to your preferred VPN location.

Find out how to install Surfshark VPN on the following:


Connect to the VPN


Connect to any preferred location using the Surfshark app that will most likely work with your IPTV provider. This can also help you overcome ISP throttling. Since a VPN hides your IP and encrypts your traffic, your ISP can't see what you are doing and, as a result, cannot throttle your connection based on your activity.


Accessing IPTV


  1. Ensure that your VPN connection is on. See how to make sure if Surfshark VPN is working.
  2. Try accessing IPTV.


If you are experiencing issues, please try the following suggestions:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the IPTV application while connected to the VPN;
  • Try connecting to several different locations in our application e.g., UK, US, France, Italy;
  • Change the default protocol in Surfshark settings. Go to the Settings window, click on VPN Settings, and go to the Protocol tab. Try different protocols – OpenVPN/UDP and OpenVPN/TCP.


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