Epic streams - anyone have info on the maint going on?

Epic are down intermittently the last 3/4 days. A notice on their website says that its doing maint due to people reporting buffering. i certainly witnessed the buffering myself before this happened. Just wondering if anyone knows more about what happened. Maybe they got attacked on their server? Was using this for my main streaming since Flawless cut me off. Got Vaders as a back up but it buffers too much and channel line up isn’t as good.

Got this yesterday:

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT

Hello Everyone,

In the quest to further improve Epicstream’s system stability and resolve the recent buffering challenges we had to change some backend infrastructure and our primary hostname & port number.

This means that the Portal / URL / Host - http://Epicstream.tv:7000 will stop working on September 1, 2018 (approximately 10 days)

Summary

  • Epicstream.tv:7000 URL & Port has been decommissioned
  • Replace the hostname with epichosting.tv
  • You no longer need Port 7000, remove it
  • URL must be updated for EPG & STREAM Links
  • Update all URL’s, including URL Shorteners
  • MAG 250,254 and 256 have a different URL, see instructions below (http://epicbox.ddns.net)

Full Details

NEW URL: Please re-configure ALL DEVICES and ALL URL’s to epichosting.tv

For the time being we have, a redirect from old hostname to new, but this is NOT permanent.

Old Hostname: http://epicstream.tv:7000 - Will stop functioning on September 1, 2018

New Hostname: http://epichosting.tv (Live already) [NOTE YOU NO LONGER NEED “:7000” at the end, Please remove it]

ALL DEVICES and APPS will have to RE-SETUP with the NEW URL before September 1, 2018 to continue working.
Please read the FAQ in its entirety before opening tickets.

NEW URL’s

NEW M3U8 URL (PerfectPlayer, Kodi, GSE, Smart IPTV, etc)

For all users using M3U Apps such as but not limited to; Perfect Player, Kodi, GSE Player, Prog TV, Smart IPTV App etc will have to change to New URL Below

Note: Don’t forget to change the HOSTNAME and the PORT. “:7000” should be removed

http://epichosting.tv/get.php?username= YOURUSERNAME &password= YOURPASSWORD &type=m3u_plus&output=ts

EPG / XMLTV / GUIDE URL

http://epichosting.tv/xmltv.php?username= YOURUSERNAME &password= YOURPASSWORD

NEW MAG 250 254 256 URL (Only to be used by MAG 250 254 or 256)

MAG Portal Address: http://epicbox.ddns.net
NOTE: PAY ATTENTION TO THE PORT CHANGE ABOVE. The Port is no longer 7000, you no longer need to specify port.

NEW Forumler/Dreamlink/AVOV URL

(ALL OTHER STALKER DEVICES EXCEPT FOR MAG 250,254 and 256)

Portal URL: http://epichosting.tv/c/

NOTE: PAY ATTENTION TO THE PORT CHANGE ABOVE. The Port is no longer 7000, you no longer need to specify port.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this is going to cause to our end users and resellers.

We understand that this is a painful process, but this allows us to further strengthen our environment and provide an Epic experience to all our customers going forward.

FAQ

What does this impact?

For M3U8 users - You will need to go in your software such as Kodi, VLC, ProgTV, PerfectPlayer and update the URL. See instructions above

For MAG/Dreamlink/Stalker users – You will need to update your URL Portal address to the one above

Old URL is not working for me already?

We had to update the DNS, please reboot your modem, wireless router and your box. It may take a few hours for everyones DNS to update.

I use URL shortener such as iptvurl.xyz, do I need to change it??

Yes, you will need to generate a new URL shortener.

I use Epicstream APK, does it matter?

No the APK will continue to work

I am using Ultrabox or Epicstream Kodi addon, does it matter?

Yes, new add-on will be released in the coming days. Old add-on will stop functioning after September 1.

I am a reseller, how does this impact me?

Please request all your customers to update the URL ASAP!! After September 1st the old URL will stop working

Don’t forget to update your setup instructions and guide with new URL

I am a reseller with custom APK, does it matter?

Please talk to the developer. for TV Box it can be updated in the backend of your developer website

Troubleshooting Guide

I have made the hostname and port change, I still can’t connect.

  • Reboot your device, Modem and Wireless Router
  • Please triple check your hostname and make sure port 7000 is removed from the URL
  • If you still can’t connect it is possible that you are reaching a cached old DNS somewhere. Try doing a ping on your computer to see what IP you are getting
  • On Windows - Start -> Command Prompt -> ping epichosting.tv. The correct it should be 104.25.212.22 "Pinging epichosting.tv [104.25.212.22]"
  • If you have any other IP then your ISP DNS has not yet updated. I suggest changing DNS to Google’s 8.8.8.8 or Cloudflare 1.1.1.1

I have made the hostname and port change, the IP address is correct, but I still can’t connect

  • Please triple check to make sure you have no typos. epichosting.tv is spelled correct, and you have removed the port 7000

If you still can’t connect after verifying multiple times, open a ticket. It is possible that your IP is blocked

Graybeard Note
You may need to use http://epichosting.tv:80 instead of 7000

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I have done what they requested regarding Perfect Player and have some channels working and some do not connect. It appears that they have not got it right yet. Liked their channels and quality but not consistent. Look to going to another IPTV provider someone with plenty of US Local & HD, Canadian Local & HD & UK FHD, HD & Movie Channels

I’ve just trialled epic via boss on my smart iptv app on the Samsung tv and all working perfectly for me at the moment, maybe as I’m using the latest links?

I am using Epicstream through Boss and via Perfect Player. It is not working well through there. Some channels work and others do not. Running it through the Epicstream app and am not having a lot of problems.Am going through different IPTV providers to find the one that best suits me.

Last word I had from Mike is listed in my post above.

It appears they are having some other problems over there. Here’s a post about problems with MAG Box:

Can some MAG users troubleshoot using these instructions please:

MAG, Dreamlinks, Avov, Buzztv, Formuler, STB EMULATOR, SMART STB for Smart TV’s

These should still be working but Ensure that Portal is changed to http://epichosting.tv/c before September 1, 2018 if still using old portal
Restart internet Modem and all connected wifi routers
Change Portal to http://epichosting.tv/c
Restart Device and try again
Its seems Mag devices will still have black screen or dont work.

If still not working then:
Add a / to the end of the Portal url like this http://epichosting.tv/c/ and see if that works.

You can also try http://epichosting.tv:80/c or http://epichosting.tv:80/c/

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH ONE WORK IF IT DID

If its still not working then Your IP might be blocked.

Please go to http://epichosting.tv/c using a browser on the same network as your device.

You should see STB not Supported, if not then your IP is blocked.

If your IP is blocked then please go to www.ip-adress.eu also on the same network as your device and provide me with your Public IP address
Mike

I have changed my codes to reflect the new requirement. My Epicstream has shutdown and not working. Telling me that it is rebooting and will try again in 3 seconds and again and again. This problem has been going on for some time. I hope it will end by 1 September.

I’ve been using epic stream for about a month and have been very happy until the recent maintenance. Just wondering how you re-configure the url. I’m using a Nvidea shield. Sorry if this isn’t the correct place for this question.

Just saw this:

AUGUST 30, 2018 - ANOTHER URL CHANGE

UPDATE - August 30, 2018 - 8:05 PM EST

UPDATE - August 30, 2018 - 4:15 PM EST

  • Confirmed reports that MAG and STB Emu are functioning with the URL below
  • MAG Customers should consider using: http://epicbox.ddns.net (no /c)

UPDATE - August 30, 2018 - 11:20 AM EST

  • MAG / Stb Emu / Stalker Portal is Down - Maintenance for next few hours
  • https://epicstreamapps.com/ is Online again
  • Stream links are working, including Epicstream APK

UPDATE - August 30, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Epicstream is expected to work on the portal for next 2-3 Days. We expect multiple outages during this time.

Stream Links should not be impacted / may experience limited disruptions.

MAG / Stalker Devices, the Portals can become unavailable for extended time for next 2-3 Days. I’ll do my best to post before the portal goes down for an extended period.

Hello Everyone,

This last week has been full of instabilities across the Epictream environment. Epicstream team has been working day and night to permanently resolve the technical issues. The recent URL change caused some major setbacks that were not expected.

Epicstream has requested all customers to IMMEDIATELY switch URL’s to new Portal. All old address’s including (Epicstream.tv or epichosting.tv) will stop working IMMEDIATELY

Please switch your devices to new URL’s as soon as possible.

We expect the new servers to be slightly unstable for next 7 Days. If you are noticing buffering on all channels, please open a ticket with your Public IP, Location and Device being used.

Summary

  • Epicstream.tv:7000 and epichosting.tv URL & Port have been decommissioned

  • Replace the hostname with epicstream.ddns.net

  • You no longer need Port 7000, remove it

  • URL must be updated for EPG & STREAM Links (see below)

  • Update all URL’s, including URL Shorteners

  • We are working with Epicstream to offer all our customers some sort of free extension for these downtimes and issues. Details to follow

CHANGE YOUR URL

M3U8 / Kodi M3U8:

For all users using M3U Apps such as but not limited to; Perfect Player, Kodi, GSE Player, Prog TV, Smart IPTV App etc. will have to change to New URL Below

Note: Don’t forget to change the HOSTNAME and the PORT. “:7000” should be removed

http://epicstream.ddns.net/get.php?username=YOURUSERNAME&password=YOURPASSWORD&type=m3u_plus&output=ts

EPG / XMLTV / GUIDE URL

http://epicstream.ddns.net/xmltv.php?username=YOURUSERNAME&password=YOURPASSWORD

THE ONLY THING YOU ARE REPLACING IS "Epicstream.tv" or “epichosting.tv” to "epicstream.ddns.net". Leave the rest of the details as is

ALL MAG/Forumler/Dreamlink/STB Emu URL’s

http://epicbox.ddns.net (no /c in the end)

FAQ & Technical Troubleshooting

I have changed the URL, but its not working

  • Please reboot your device after changing the URL
  • Please make sure you have no typos, triple check the name: epicstream.ddns.net

Epicstream Android APK is not working

  • No updates are needed, but sometimes you may need to logout and logback in
  • If its not working still, uninstall and re-install App. Download the latest version 1.5 from http://www.epicstreamapps.com (Released over a Month ago)

What does this impact?**

For M3U8 users - You will need to go in your software such as Kodi, VLC, ProgTV, PerfectPlayer and update the URL. See instructions above

For MAG/Dreamlink/Stalker users – You will need to update your URL Portal address to the one above

Old URL is not working for me already?

Old URL’s are decommissioned already

I use URL shortener such as iptvurl.xyz, do I need to change it??

Yes, you will need to generate a new URL shortener.

I am using Ultrabox or Epicstream Kodi addon, does it matter?

Yes, new add-on will be released in the coming days. Old add-on may or may not continue to work

I am a reseller; how does this impact me?

Please request all your customers to update the URL ASAP!! After September 1st the old URL will stop working

Don’t forget to update your setup instructions and guide with new URL

I am a reseller with custom APK, does it matter?

Please request your developer to update the URL and point to Epicstream.ddns.net

Mike

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This is working like a charm for everything MAG/Forumler/Dreamlink/STB Emu

http://epicbox.ddns.net no /c

  • Are there going to be links on where to find new resellers for EPIC streams?

  • Will ultrabox go back online to support end users.

Currently cannot renew susbcription end on Oct 10 -2018 for MAG Box

Please provide contact info for EPIC resellers?

Is Epic working I have tried for months but unable to get any thing working

Epic seems to have gone the same way as Flawless. Subscriptions will be honored until they finish but then you can’t buy another from them. There are re-sellers around though I think

My sub was due to expire in January, however, suddenly stopped working at the end of August.

Anyone looking for a sub or to renew pm me.

Hi, I am looking for a renewal for Epicstream, any ideas?

Check your private message. Thanks

Warning paid a three month subscription to these providers and got nothing .They effectively stole 35.00 Euro off me .Do not subscribe .

That has nothing to do with Epicstream but the reseller you bought from.