How to Use AceStream (Optimal Settings, Content IDs & Buffering)

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AceStream is a cool application for streaming live IPTV and sports events as well as other types of entertainment. The AceStream software allows for an unlimited, hassle-free type of live content streaming that has become a favorite for sports fans.

Many of the sporting events on Ace Stream aren’t on YouTube streams. This tutorial will show you how to use AceStream to watch live sports events on your TV.

Note: AceStream is available for Windows or Android systems.

What is AceStream

AceStream is a multimedia platform that enables the user to stream media from a peer-to-peer infrastructure. When you stream with Ace Stream you share the content with others. AceStream is one of the only video streaming applications left that do not require that subscribe to watch its content. All you have to do is download the app and install it, enter an ID and stream.

How to Use AceStream

To get the AceStream app to use on your Windows, android device or mac, got to acestream.org:

1. Select AceStream Media X.X (Win)

2. Select Ace Stream Media X.x (vlc x.x.x)

3. Download the Ace Stream file

4. After the download, install Ace Stream and run it

5. Read the Licensing Agreement for Ace Stream and select I Accept if you agree to the terms

6. Choose Next

7. Select the components you want to install and choose Next

8. Choose the drive for your installation and then select Install

9. Uncheck the Visit Ace Stream website and test the installed software option and select Finish (unless you want to run tests on the install). When you are presented with download options during the process, select the version with the highest version number. Also, you can disable the Chrome extension or completely uninstall it.

The install will actually consist of two applications: Ace Stream Media Center and Ace Player. You will use the Ace Player to launch your streaming media and watch it.

Using AceStream on PC or Mac:

After you’ve found your desired Content ID, the last step is using your desired media player program. First, open the ‘Ace Player’ application.

This app is based off of the VLC media player, so if you are familiar with this program you will find this very easy to use. If you are unfamiliar, here’s how.

In order to view your desired stream, open the Ace Player and click on ‘Media’. Next, click on ‘Open Ace Stream Content ID’ – you’ll now be prompted to enter the content ID. Enter your code and simply click Play.

It may take a moment for your stream to load, but when it is ready it will start playing automatically.

Tip: All content IDs may not look the same! For example if, you come across an Ace Stream URL starting with acestream://, this will work as well. Copy this link, and instead of clicking on Open Ace Stream Content ID, click on ‘Open Network Stream’ and enter the entire URL. Now you can enjoy your desired content. Have fun!

Use Ace Stream on Your Android

You can watch Ace Stream live sports events on your Windows tablet or android phone. (Make sure your android phone is connected to the Internet by a strong WiFi connection so as not to use up all of your data.)

First, download a compatible video player (VLC) to your phone along with the ace Stream Engine. Then follow these steps:

1. Launch Ace Stream Engine

2. Select the : icon and then select Enter Content ID

3. Type your Content ID and then select OK.

4. Choose a video player to stream the videos and select the Remember Choice option to set the video player as the default.

The Ace Player should connect to peers, begin to buffer, and then play the video selection. You may be asked if you want to allow the video player to access your photos or other personal files. If so, select Allow. If you select Deny, the video player will not stream your videos.

Note: Ace Stream uses massive amounts of data to stream from your phone. Use WiFi when streaming from your android phone to stop Ace Stream from using your data to stream.

Use AceStream for Amazon Firestick

Another device that supports AceStream is the Amazon Firestick. Now you can watch your favorite sports on the big screen, as long as your internet connection is stable enough to watch without interruptions. Here’s how!

1. On your Firestick home screen, go to your ‘Settings’. Choose ‘My Fire TV’

2. Now, navigate to ‘Developer Options’. This may seem daunting, but don’t worry; it’s just as simple as it is on every other platform and nothing here has the ability to break your Firestick or tv.

3. In Developer Options, turn on the ‘ABD debugging’ as well as ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’.

4. Head back to Home and go to Search, located in the Top-left corner of your screen.

5. In the search bar, enter ‘Ace Stream LiveTV’. You will be shown some suggestions, but make sure you only download ‘Ace Stream LiveTV’ from the list.

6. Click on ‘Get’ or ‘Download’ (You will only see the Download button if you have downloaded this application in the past, otherwise it will say ‘Get’).

7. Wait for the download to finish and select Open to launch the Ace Stream LiveTV app.

Now, like on every other platform, you can enter your Content ID or URL and enjoy your free content!

Use Optimal Ace Stream Settings

Use optimal settings for Ace Stream

Use optimal settings for Ace Stream rather than the default to minimize the number of problems with the install.

1. Right click on the Ace Stream icon and go to Ace Stream HD Options:

As you can see in the screenshot, the Start with sufficient speed only option is checked. However, you do not need to enable this option. Keep the first three options unchecked:

  • Play entertaining videos while prebuffering
  • Start with sufficient speed only
  • Automatically determine download limit

2. For your Live Buffer, use VOD buffer s:10 and Live Buffer s:30. Set both the Download and Upload limits to 0. Also, set the Disk cache limit to GB:3 and cache drive option to c.

3. You can change your Login and password to ‘blank’ so that it is not required when you use the application.

4. Select Apply to save the changes to your settings.

5. Go to Advanced and change your default settings for the port and connections. Set the Port to :8621, Total max connects to :400, and Max connects per stream to :100. (The Total max connects allows you to limit the number of peers that you want to connect with using Ace Stream.) Open the port on your router. At :100 connects you can watch up to 4 streams simultaneously.

AceSTREAM Content IDs

After installing the program, you may be confused about where to go next, but worry not! Ace Stream is peer-to-peer, meaning to watch something, you’ll need the relevant streaming URL or content ID.

Ace Stream uses Content IDs to identify the users who search for content and download it. The Content ID is a long string of alpha and numeric characters to connect the user to the video content.

You can gain access to a Content ID by conducting a search in your browser for an ID associated with a sport. For example, you can use your search engine to search for Ace Stream Content ID football. Or you can search for the ID for a specific sports event.

You can also use subreddits to locate curated Ace Stream Content IDs. Use one of these popular sports reddits to find your content ID:

  • r/soccerstreams ( soccer or futbol events)
  • r/puckstreams (hockey events)
  • r/NFLstreams (football events)
  • r/MLBstreams (baseball events
  • r/CFBstreams (college football events)
  • r/MMAstreams (karate/martial arts events)
  • r/NCAAbbstreams (college footbal events)

Most of these reddits have already been verified by another user. After the update is complete, your Apple TV should restart automatically. Check to see if your Apple TV apps have been restored.

Note: Supported apps in Apple TV are not available in every country or region. The apps are supported predominately in the United States and Europe.

How to Find Streams

To easily find streams, Google is your best friend. For example, if you are looking for the latest basketball game, you’ll search something like “AceStream content ID basketball”.

Reddit is a good website to find your desired stream ID for any type of sport. There are also websites like https://v2.sportsurge.net/, https://acestreamsearch.net/, or https://acestreamid.com/.

Here are many different popular Content IDs for many different stream-able events:

ACEStream Entertainment Channels

BBC ONE UK: a30c60fe37ef98a276b0daafcdc0527f534142c5

MTV BASE UK: 89ac5fc327a2524851201768238295b27e42c068

MTV DANCE UK: d8881560a33508fb822480522a81c5fa87454885

MTV HITS UK: 53367fadd55d0041753b630db19d181221dcef5e

MTV ROCK UK: 8b71e20a025d961f258ce168c97f89e7fadc68e5

MTV UK: 7230b0ac56330d388e11f7cf7308232dd5d5187a

Viva UK: 603754550b2f17fba37fa7ddd876a38e97444272

SKY ONE UK: d9135fcc98750c7baa7f0911828ca0dfd0d32054

SKY LIVING UK: a1323768c7e138c7102469791d6a1add5a625b09

Sports Channels (UK)

SKY SPORTS Main Event UK: f01dd99ffaa3b1d271ff1f14cc57ecb38a86dbbb

SKY SPORTS Premier League UK: 92376ea16e80c90f2727c49e05fc5e4b75eae3e9

SKY SPORTS Football HD UK: 9eba690be925a98e8aecfc758070b874e19260c6

SKY SPORTS Arena HD UK: 1c14883164419285b005a7f96d502489e80b8dc4

SKY SPORTS Action HD UK: 88ed3eb027715170bbc30d6e6278401917901c2c

SKY SPORTS Cricket HD UK: bd58392b1180b79c50439bd8beb051ea1d56fa38

SKY SPORTS Golf HD UK: 7f0f325c3eafce8bfedfc43a9ddb13f063bf0879

SKY SPORTS F1 HD UK: 38d2c3762a9fbcb18031b18e7dba3a20bdbbaf59

SKY SPORTS F1 UK: fd931cb7b45614de6ee10eea838098892dd8a5de

SKY SPORTS 1 UK: e061202217ea02d1c62e03688eaa3a60ee7b6829

SKY SPORTS 2 UK: e524f1380a0f1549895f6727368c8ddffb3a8c37

SKY SPORTS 3 UK: c4ff54b834532047fc0aa1779d17281f193d6938

SKY SPORTS 4 UK: 2d90f57b2c8a5e12b30fed41b6b5ac7a122f68ca

SKY SPORTS 5 UK: bd90b972fafedec4211b18b6c34a5c2253ae94de

BT SPORT 1 UK: 3cf32325ca45e0179e0b1a3e3ad8d2de5296edcd

BT SPORT 2 UK: 33b428a9cec1d7d2cd2809d8e49a687e167378a6

BT SPORT 3 UK: 66ce42b59cd7028be149ee7e7ca17066910b2db3

BT SPORT ESPN UK: c880ed219ebc35a1a9ab59fe12260c59b25ab406

PREMIER SPORTS UK: e4d9f7188e4403523c32717a98093671f8931101

RACING UK: 6326e6d9072a6c89c34635c399c40c847838f912

EIR SPORT 1 UK: 75703cf02401ba8a402c77989bfaaf3895cb12ea

EIR SPORT 2 UK: 0cec6c0299c99f45c1859398d150c3a48e6d8b2e

Football – Sports Channels (US)

WWE NETWORK US: 2999a870ac53f3c123e723167dca0e8baff21def

TSN 1: 7f9de594019b35ab84b44d1015f31ca9c8ca7813

BEIN SPORTS US: 7064ed08ee876a36061d43b646a00524f27141fd

FOX SPORTS 1: 9a8fd4918cb4f864e0d63a6821a55806f68dc0cc

Game of Thrones Season 8: 3ad069ce53c13e4645bf50bfd2cb470750c5399d

How to Watch Free Sports Events

Users love Ace Stream because it allows you to watch live sporting events that naturally would be too congested to buffer on your device. Watch videos from Ace Stream by launching the application.

1. Select Media.

2. Click Open Ace Stream Content ID

3. Enter your Content ID and select Play:

If your URL begins with acestream:// rather than a content ID:

4. Go to Media > Open Network Stream and paste the URL.

The Ace Player should connect to peers, begin to buffer, and then play the video selection. To launch the Ace Stream application in Windows 10, type Ace Player and press Enter. You should be able to stream the Ace Stream video content using your device.

AceStream Buffering? Try These Fixes

Your streams could be interrupted with buffering; below are some possible fixes.

  1. Your Internet Connection is Unstable
  2. Enable ‘UPnP’ on your Router settings.
  3. Change your Buffer time to 30 seconds.
  4. Try downgrading the video quality.
  5. Keep Download and Upload limits to “0”.
  6. In the ‘advanced’ tab, set the port to “8621”.

Casting AceStream

Cast Ace Stream from a Tablet or Phone to TV

You may use this option if your are using technology such as Apple TV or Chromecast on your TV. When you go to cast Ace Stream, your option will show up as a video player option when the Content is entered.

If you select Apple TV or Chromecast, Ace Stream will channel the video stream to your device. When the streaming begins, select the remote icon to control the stream playback.

Cast Ace Stream with Kodi

Ace Stream will also allow Kodi home theater software as an add on to the video streaming on your TV. You may use Ace Stream Content IDs directly in Kodi. Ace Stream will improve the quality of the streaming of live events in Kodi.

Note: Ace Stream is a torrent feed application which means it poses risks to the integrity of your device. Your streaming content can be seen by others as well as information about your connection.

When using Kodi, you should use a VPN to conceal your connection and increase security. Run antivirus software when using Ace Stream and consider uninstalling it when you will not be using it for a while.

Brady Klinger-Meyers is an experienced tech writer and marketer who currently writes for Techzillo as well as other popular sites like MakeUseOf. At Techzillo, he focuses on consumer technology in general with his interest being Android OS. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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