How Acestream Works

Ace Stream is a video application that lets you view or even stream live sports and other content. It uses a peer-to-peer infrastructure similar to BitTorrent, which means that when you use Ace Stream to watch a video, you also upload parts of the video to other people. Unlike services that offer live television streaming, like Sling TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Now, Ace Stream doesn't require a subscription. To use Ace Stream, you simply download and install the application, put in an Ace Stream content ID, and the streaming process begins. 

In order to install Acestream application, please follow these steps:
  • Navigate to acestream.org
  • Click on Ace Stream Media X.x (Win)
  • Click on Ace Stream Media X.x (vlc x.x.x)
  • Download the file, and run it after the download has finished.
  • Read the licensing agreement, check I accept if you accept the agreement, and click Next.
  • Choose which components to install and click Next.
  • Select an installation drive, and click Install.
  • Uncheck Visit Ace Stream website and test the installed software, unless you want to run a test, and then click Finish.

Here is a video where you can find instructions on how to watch channels from this site with your browser by installing acestream software: Installing Acestream On Windows

In case you use Ubuntu, you can install acestream through snapd. If you are running Ubuntu 16 or newer, you don't need anything. Snapd is already installed and ready to go.

For version of Ubuntu between 14 and 15, as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:


To install acestreamplayer, simply use the following command: