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Learning Arabic can be more engaging by watching Arabic TV. Thankfully, with online TV (IPTV), you can find and enjoy these programs right from your computer. It's simple; you only need a video player app and an updated list of links to Arabic channels. We'll show you how to start watching Arabic TV on your computer quickly — it'll take less than five minutes to set up.
Of course, there are now excellent Arabic streaming services like Shahid. But they cost money and secondly, people also want to watch regular TV shows or old movies. For me as a journalist, it is also important to watch state television. Here you can find out how you can bring most of the channels that are otherwise only available via Nilesat to your home.
How to watch Arabic TV channels with IPTV Hide
Before the Internet was fast enough to stream video, I had satellite dishes on my roof where I lived. While in Egypt, a dish slightly larger than a plate was enough, in Istanbul, I needed a 1.80-meter dish and 30 meters of cable to get the signal of Nilesat into my room. Streaming is therefore a blessing for anyone who wants to watch foreign channels.
Let's take a look at what you need and have to install.
Quick & Easy: Watch Arabic IPTV on your internet browser
In this article, I will show an easy solution that should work on any operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux). You do not need to install anything, which makes it a great solution for people who want to watch Arabic television in their office or on a public computer. There are several options for this. I will use IPTVnator, which is a free, open-source solution.
So let's take a look at how IPTV works for Arabic channels. You need three steps.
STEP 1: Open the web version of IPTVnator
You can press the button below to open a new window or go directly to the website in a new browser window:
Now you should see something like this:
STEP 2: Add a M3U playlist for Arabic TV channels
People often collect links for watching Arabic TV channels into special files called M3U files. However, you should be aware that many of these files that offer Arabic TV channels might not have permission to do so, and using them could be against the law. Stick to using lists that are freely and legally available online, which is what we do here now.
There is a big advantage to using the URL instead of uploading a file: You can update the channel list with one click, and you don't have to keep uploading new files.
Get free Arabic M3U playlists
Here's a list of web addresses I find useful. It's best to use just the first one, because the other links might have channels from different places.
Middle East & North Africa (740 channels):
Middle East (689 channels):
The website link should have been copied to your clipboard. If not, please mark and copy the link again manually. You'll use it in the following step.
STEP 3: Copy the URL to IPTVnator
Select “Add via URL” and past (or enter) the link to the M3U file.
We've done our job and can now look forward to streaming Arabic TV without paying any subscription fees.
If everything went well, you should now see a window with over 700 Arabic TV channels on the left-hand side.
Note: Occasionally, a channel might not work smoothly, but generally, I can watch most HD channels clearly on a 4K screen without issues!
Installing IPTVnator on desktop devices
Here's how you can install IPTVnator on your desktop computer:
- Head to the GitHub release page: https://github.com/4gray/iptvnator/releases
- Download the latest version
For Linux: You can download the AppImage (
IPTVnator-x.y.z.AppImage) or if your Linux is ARCH based, you can use the command
Arabic M3U playlists by countries
There are many more M3U playlists available for Arabic TV. Most of the country files also include channels from other countries.
- Algeria (57 channels): URL: https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/dz.m3u
- Egypt (83 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/eg.m3u
- Lebanon (60 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/lb.m3u
- Iraq (110 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/iq.m3u
- Jordan (64 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/jo.m3u
- Libya (61 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/ly.m3u
- Morocco (64 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/ma.m3u
- Palestine (61 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/ps.m3u
- Saudi Arabia (83 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/sa.m3u
- Sudan (54 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/sd.m3u
- Syria (47 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/sy.m3u
- Tunisia (59 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/tn.m3u
- United Arab Emirates (81 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/ae.m3u
- Yemen (45 channels): https://iptv-org.github.io/iptv/countries/ye.m3u
Watching Arabic TV with IPTV on mobile devices
To watch Arabic TV on your phone, you don't need a special app. Just open your mobile browser and visit the IPTVnator website – https://iptvnator.vercel.app – and upload the M3U file or paste the link. But if you plan on watching it often, you might prefer using an app. Here are a few you can try: