The M3U list is a text file format which contains information regarding the channel list such as the name of the channels, the URL of the channel source and channel reference number divided to different groups of countries for the ease of access.
How to Use an M3U File
The VLC media player is by far the best choice for streaming IPTV channels. The VLC is a free media player which supports a large variety of audio and video contents. Additionally, it supports other formats such as M3U8, PLS, XSPF, CON, and many more.
The M3U files can be edited with any text editor such as notepad because the files are text-based.