What is EPG and How to Set Up EPG for IPTV?

EPG is an electronic program guide (TV schedule) for IPTV channels. EPG transmits such data as the time of broadcast, the title of the broadcast, its description, and genre. EPG is very similar to the TV program in the newspaper that was in every home 20 years ago.
Using EPG allows you to quickly find an interesting program, see how long it has been running and much more. However, one of the most important advantages is the ability to watch programs from EPG archives or set reminders for programs that have not yet started. But this functionality also depends on your IPTV service provider and the capabilities of your player.

In this article, we will consider the capabilities of EPG in more detail and help you figure out the settings.

EPG should reflect the following information:

  1. Title;
  2. Description;
  3. Genre/Type (EPG Type may depend on country settings in your TV);
  4. Time;
  5. Quick preview;
  6. Other info.

Standard EPG must have the following features:

  1. Display of all channels with their schedules;
  2. Easy, convenient and intuitive interface;
  3. Ability to search for a program by its topic or category;
  4. Ability to set parental control;
  5. Setting VCR for recording programs.

Does the Smarttv.club app support EPG?

The Smarttv.club app does indeed support EPG and has all of the features mentioned above, with the exception of parental control. Smarttv.club APP is easy to use and truly intuitive.

Just like other movie, program and show viewing apps, Smarttv.club supports EPG (Electronic program guide) and stands firmly in the top three.

The EPG content provided must be correct!

1. The modern generation of decoders had problems with DRAM (Random Access Memory) needed to store and display such important EPG information such as program start time or its description. Even though the problems are all solved, it is highly recommended that the information related to the start of the program or its description should be short and precise.

2. The EPG information must be constantly updated and be fresh, especially if there are changes. Very often different apps do not update this information, or do it with a great delay. The frequency of updating this information is very important and must be synchronized between the operator and the provider.