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Zap2it Not Working: 5 Easy Fixes

Are you having trouble with Zap2it, the website that provides TV listings, news, and show information?

You are not alone. Many users have reported issues with Zap2it not responding or loading properly. 

Zap2it is not responding after a recent Windows update or in Google Chrome. Therefore, you can try using another browser, enabling its plugin, scanning, and rescanning its channel.

Continue reading to learn why the Zap2it is not working and what are its fixes.

Possible Reasons For Not Working On Zap2it

Zap2it is a website that provides TV listings, news, and show information.

It seems that some users have reported issues with zap2it not responding after a recent Windows update or in Google Chrome.

Some possible reasons for not working of Zap2it are:

  1.  Issue with your browser
  2. Problem with your internet connection
  3. An issue with firewall settings
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Possible Solutions For Not Working On Zap2it

Some possible solutions for not working of Zap2it are:

1. Clear Browser Cache And Cookies

Clear your browser cache and cookies, and reload the page. This may help zap2it load properly in your browser. 

Some users have reported that zap2it started working after clearing the browser data.

You can follow the guidance below to clear the cache and cookies:

  1. Click on the three dots icon (⋮) at the top right corner.
  2. Then, select More tools > Clear browsing data.
cache and cookies for zap2it
Clearing cache and cookies can help run Zap2it.
  1. Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+Del to open the dialog box.
  2. Choose a time range and check the boxes for “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files.”
  3. Finally,  click on Clear data.

2. Try Using A Different Browser

Try using a different browser, such as Firefox or Edge, to access zap2it.

Some browsers may have settings or extensions that interfere with zap2it’s functionality.

You can also check if your browser is up to date and compatible with zap2it.

To update your browser, follow the guidance below:

  1. Go to the menu (⋮) at the top right corner.
  2. Then, select Settings > About Chrome > Update Google Chrome.
  3. Finally, wait for the update to finish. Then, close and relaunch your browser.
Update operating system if zap2it is not working.
You can try updating your Browser.

3. Check Internet Connection

Check your internet connection and make sure they are not blocking zap2it.

Zap2it needs a stable and secure connection to the web to provide TV listings and news.

To check your connection speed use the online tool or the Speed test by Ookla.

Moreover, you can try the fixes below if your internet speed is slow.

  1. Restart your router and modem.
  2. Change your Wi-Fi frequency.
  3. Install an ISP that provides higher bandwidth.
check internet connection for zap2it
Checking the stability of the internet with Speed Test.

4. Check Firewall Settings

You can check your firewall settings to see if zap2it is allowed or blocked by following these steps:

For Windows User 

  1. Open the Windows Firewall, you can search for firewall in the Start menu.
  2. Alternatively, go to Control Panel > System and Security >Windows Firewall.
  3.  You can also use the firewall-config tool to view and edit your firewall settings.

For Mac User

  1. Go to the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Then, click System Preferences > Security & Privacy.

You can also change the settings to allow or block zap2it for different network profiles, such as private or public networks. 

However, you may need to enter an administrator password to change the settings

5. Enable The Zap2it Plugin

MediaPortal allows you to watch and record TV on your PC.

Therefore, you need to clear and rescan your channels and enable the zap2it plugin.

This will allow MediaPortal to fetch the TV listings from zap2it and display them on your screen.

Clear And Rescan Your Channels

Follow the guidance below to clear and rescan your channels:

  1. Open the TV Server Configuration tool, it is in the MediaPortal folder on your Start menu.
  2. Then, go to the TV Channels > TV card > Auto-Tune.

This process will scan for all the available channels and add them to your channel list.

You can also delete any unwanted or duplicate channels by selecting them and clicking on Delete

Enable Your Zap2it Plugin

Follow the guidance below to enable your Zap2it Plugin:

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Place the Zap2itPlugin.dll in the plugins\process folder in your main MediaPortal installation directory.
  3. Then, start the MediaPortal Configuration tool.
  4. Go to the Plugins section > right-click> Enable.
  5. Then, right-click on it again and select Configure.
  6. Enter your zap2it username and password, and select your region and lineup.

Additionally, you can adjust some advanced options, such as the number of days of guide data to keep.

You also can adjust whether to rename the channels and logos to match Zap2it’s format.

The Bottom Line

Zap2it is a website that provides TV listings, news, and show information.

If you are having trouble accessing zap2it, it may be because of your browser, internet connection, firewall, or MediaPortal settings.

Therefore, you can try the solutions mentioned above to fix the problem and relish the site.

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