Helix IPTV Review

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Packages

Helix provides many different packages that will surely fit any budget and streaming requirements.

  • UK Helix: Including PPV and 3PM (no VoD) – EUR 7.00
  • US/CA Helix: Including regional Fox and NBC Sports channels (subject to availability), regional local channels (subject to availability), PPV and 3PM (no VoD) – EUR 7.00
  • Single Helix: UK, USA, Canada & VoD – EUR 9.50
  • Double Helix: UK, USA, Canada, VoD & International Channels – EUR 10.50
  • Triple Helix: UK, USA, Canada, VoD, International Channels & Adult Channels – EUR 11.50

Helix IPTV Service Review

Helix also offers 48h trial subscriptions for EUR 1 to help you decide if this service is right for you.

Content

There isn’t really anything bad to be said about the channel lineup at Helix. Pretty much any program you would ever want to watch is available. Apart from the usual English language channels, Helix provides streams from over 50 countries! Covering so much territory comes with one downside. It can become a bit difficult to navigate the over 6500 channels and >100 channel groups available. I would definitely recommend you either start using your player’s favorite feature or pick the package that covers your needs only.

Helix is, as far as I know, also one of the biggest suppliers of adult content, with over 100 adult channels and 24/7 streams.

Quality & Reliability

Making any sound judgments on quality and reliability is always difficult. Too different are devices and Internet connections that everyone uses. Also, different people have different expectations when it comes to IPTV. While it comes close to a pricey cable subscription, you will likely never get the same service.

Helix, again, does not necessarily excel when it comes to quality and reliability. But it does not miss the mark either. 

In my experience, the streams are stable and despite having such a high number of channels, I did not experience any downtime or offline channels.

There are numerous channels available in HD and 60 fps. This is great, especially for watching fast-paced sports broadcasts or action movies.

What did surprise me is the quality of the EPG data. With so many channels, I really did expect a mediocre EPG with only a few channels covered. But, it seems like Helix is managing this part really well and it was easy to find something to watch that would interest me.

 

Slow Streams or Buffering?

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Finally, I also have to highlight the great support that Helix provides. This is not your one-man reseller operation. They take customer satisfaction seriously which is always a plus! 

Compatibility

Compatibility is usually not a problem these days but there are still a few providers that lack total device coverage. Some providers even charge extra for certain equipment configurations like devices with MAC addresses. No so with Helix. Whatever device you use for IPTV, Helix has you covered.

They provide the same great level of service and quality for Android apk, Perfect Player, Kodi, Enigma, Smart TV, MAG box, and VLC.  The FAQs on their support page offer guides and some videos for set-up of just about every configuration.

There’s no problem using a VPN with Helix either.  Users in some areas like the UK sometimes need a VPN to catch their favorite matches. 

Warning

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Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.

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About the Author Edwin

Edwin "The Streaming Dutchman" has been streaming IPTV and grabbing the latest media from torrents and Usenet for countless years. When he isn't streaming (or writing about it), he enjoys cooking and traveling.