We've recently joined the 21st century and purchased a Smart TV. We didn't get an Android TV unit, but instead we purchased one with VEWD (formerly OperaTV). The built-in Apps are decent (VUDU's streaming works better than Netflix or YouTube, but they all work fine), but the other available apps are quite lacking. That is not a big deal, since I don't intend to play games on the TV, etc.
That said, by getting a developer account with VEWD, I can turn on a "URL Loader" app which allows me to load any HTML5 website, which apparently is the standard used for IPTV these days. Using OTT Player, I can create and run playlists from the TV. Most of the playlists out there are from so-called "Russian hacker sites" that have the main cable channels in Russian, etc., but I'm really not looking for pirated content.
What I'm wondering is whether or not there is any *free* content out there for Smart TVs that is worth watching. I have found that sites like apple.com work and there are sites like HTML5 Showcase that provide lists of high-quality HTML5 sites, some of which include video content.
What IPTV sites have you found that are free (not pirated) and high-quality? Conversely, have you looked and discovered that there is nothing decent that is not paid? TIA!