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poodragon

Hi,

Wow. some serious drama up in this forum.  No thanks.  Can we get back to the issue at hand?
The issue I have is I paid for premium service of Emby for my server and my Android TV and I can't use IPTV.

I've loaded up my M3u for IPTV and noticing there is no channel groups... which means IPTV on Emby is useless unless you have maybe.. 40 channels total.

Seeing as I came here from the fact PLEX doesnt have IPTV option.. leaving Emby as the obvious go-to.. why is this issue taking so long to be addressed?
Very few IPTV users have less than thousands of channels.  The easiest way to alleviate this issue is simply to have the ability to browse based on provider groups. 

When I do some digging I see this issue is over 3 years old and it's been said "it's coming" and "soon" for almost the entire time.  Forgive me for thinking this, but why can't you provide an actual ETA of some kind?

Asking for money to use the IPTV service is fine, not being able to provide basic IPTV functionality is not. 

Please for the love of all things good,  provide channel groups so users don't have to utilize xteve or whatever else I need to learn and do and don't have the time to do so.
 

Sure customizing the playlist and all would be really cool features to have and would love to see them in the future.  But for now, you really and I mean REALLY need to add the ability to see the m3u as the provider has set it up... with groups. 


 

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ebr

Hi.  We are not an "IPTV app" and do not try to position ourselves that way.  One of the many features of Emby Premiere is access to Live TV and one source of that is via an m3u.

We are working on improvements to that experience right now.

Thanks.

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poodragon
18 minutes ago, ebr said:

Hi.  We are not an "IPTV app" and do not try to position ourselves that way.  One of the many features of Emby Premiere is access to Live TV and one source of that is via an m3u.

We are working on improvements to that experience right now.

Thanks.

Thanks for the quick response. 
I've seen answers like this and you've been working on it since 2017... so just trying to nail down a tiny bit of expectation from the user perspective.
I'm sure this comes off as negative, but really just want to know if I should be giving up and coming back in a year.. or a month.  I'm sure others are very interested in a possible delivery date as well.

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50 minutes ago, ebr said:

Hi.  We are not an "IPTV app" and do not try to position ourselves that way.  One of the many features of Emby Premiere is access to Live TV and one source of that is via an m3u.

We are working on improvements to that experience right now.

Thanks.

Yes, but not even via  hd home run or local decoder is possible grouping channels...so in this case it would be appropriate to specify the major limitation faced by those who sign a premium emby account to take advantage of live TV

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ebr
1 hour ago, Davicom said:

Yes, but not even via  hd home run or local decoder is possible grouping channels...

That is not a standard practice with tuners like the HDHR.  That tuner doesn't have any grouping features either.

However, we are working on this functionality so that you can create  your own groupings.

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softworkz
20 hours ago, EODCrafter said:

You can stop your rush to get this done for me...My Provider is removing access to M3U Links so this and xTeVe will be useless.

Hey guys, didn't you get the news? 

We are stopping development of the channel groups feature. He doesn't need it anymore...

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7 minutes ago, softworkz said:

We are stopping development of the channel groups feature

No way of course!

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poodragon
3 minutes ago, softworkz said:

Hey guys, didn't you get the news? 

We are stopping development of the channel groups feature. He doesn't need it anymore...

Not going to lie... you made me smile.  But please make me smile everyday by bringing groups before Christmas.  Be Santa like and magical and stuff.

 

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58 minutes ago, poodragon said:

Not going to lie... you made me smile.  But please make me smile everyday by bringing groups before Christmas.  Be Santa like and magical and stuff.

I understand that those polished formal statements are not really likeable. I also understand the somewhat unfortunate history that this subject has undergone over the past years.

But try to see it from the other side - what to say?

Would we say, "more than a month but less than a year", it would appear like we'd be joking with users.
Would we say "second next month for sure" to keep users' hopes high, we could fall down badly in case we'd fail to deliver.
Would we say "next summer" to be on the very safe side, this would be a big disappointment for many and it wouldn't even matter when we would be done earlier.

I thought about saying something like "I believe in Santa" - but that would have still been wrong in the same way as it would be like promising to have it ready by xmas. I might have become a punching ball during holidays, not to speak about all the disappointment this would have caused. 

It turns out that - sadly - the only reasonable and responsible answer is of that kind like the one that @ebr has given above. 

Though, there's one thing I can assure: We have that. It exists. It's not just a number of words on a task list (please refer to mine and  @cayars's recent posts).

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