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Sunday, February 27, 2011

ZAAPTV IPTV Review


Hello everyone, 

Let me give you a brief review of the ZAAPTV IPTV device.
The device is small in size and so is the remote control. Setting it up was a breeze at least for me. Connect the RCA cable to the device and the other end to the TV. I did not purchase the USB Netgear adapter from ZAAPTV, I bought my own, it was also a Netgear model number WN111, I got it from CompUSA for $20 Refurbished !!! Hooked it up, and powered the device. The device immediately noticed the wireless adapter was connected, and detected my home network. It picked up an automatic ip address and I was able to enter the password for my home network. Within a few seconds the device was online and displayed the TV channels available.

There is about a 108 channels, and I tested a few channels, and the quality was pretty good. One note when you first select a channel the video will be centered and small in size. But if you zoom in the picture will be full-screen and the quality is almost tv like. Dont forget you are streaming over ip so its not High Def !!! There are a few good channels that we enjoy watching, Mehwar, Al-Yoom, Al-Haya, Melody, Alarabiya, MBC...etc.

Also, If you know the web address of a TV channel you can add it from the ZAAPTV website and it will be seen on your device, and you can watch that station on your TV. Also on the website there are many channels being updated and simply subscribing to these channels will add them to your device.

I have not had a chance to go through a lot of the other features but after I do , I may update my posts later.

Oh I almost forgot there is a bunch of old movies on demand, and the quality is excellent. They are old movies up to the 70's or so. I found a couple of movies I enjoyed watching.

The device works very well on a big screen tv, the quality is almost tv like. I have not tried the wired connection, but the tv has worked well with my 6Mbps high speed internet, with both my router and wireless usb adapter being "N", also both devices are Netgear. From the settings screen I saw, any device can be configured very easily.


If you have any other specific questions please don't hesitate to let me know by posting a comment.

287 comments:

  1. hello,
    I would kindly know if some channels will stay available for veiwing forever (i.e. MBC, ALARABIYA,...). So, what are the chances DISH NtWrk blocks them on ZAAPTV. b/s I heared that DISH NtWrk is the only legal brdCastr for such channels in USA.

    Thnx,
    K

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    1. i boght Zaap TV i had nothing but problems all i was watching is system buffring tried to get hold of Customer Service i don't think the Customer is even reall all they do is they tell you to send emails but nothing happens after that it took me almost 45 days to send it back they don't let you send it back untill you get hold of them but you would never get hold of them .....BAD BAD idea to deal with thease guys

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    2. Hi Ahmed, i live in London and my wife wants to watch Egyptian channels so badly , i went through reviews of Arabic IPTV services, but most of people are complaining , anyone tried one for long time ?? which is the best , please help

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  2. K,

    I don't know if the channels will stay forever or not, but what I can tell you is that some channels do get moved around. But for the most part most of the channels are available. I have not had a problem with MBC or Alarabiya, they are always there!! As for whether Dishnetw0rk will block them or not, that is something in the future I can not predict !! Even if they block those channels there are a bunch more that you can enjoy.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Salam.

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    1. Hello, please help me I have lost al arabiya,dubi,all mbc channels and al quds can you give the right url to add them to my zaaptv. thank you

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    2. Hi, i live in London and my wife wants to watch Egyptian channels so badly , i went through reviews of Arabic IPTV services, but most of people are complaining , anyone tried one for long time ?? which is the best , please help

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  3. I had a problem with my zaap tv. When I restarting it, my zaap tv will hanging and loading for only few seconds then disconnect and do the same thing till I push the off button of.

    How can I resolve this trouble?

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  4. Anonymous,

    I am not sure what may be causing this. First I would check my network, if it's wired or wireless check the internet speed on ZAAPTV and see if it's the speed you think you should have. If it's less, troubleshoot the network and test internet speed again.

    If the internet connection is not the problem, have you tried resetting the device's settings to the default manufacturers settings? This technically should reset the device to the state when you first bought it.

    Let us know how it goes and if the problem is solved tell us what you did, so others can benefit. If not let us know what you did so we can try to solve this problem.

    Good luck
    Salam

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  5. I'm having the same issue as the other person. The box will turn on, display the "Zaap TV" menu, sit there, and then turn off.

    I have tried both a wired and wireless connection and still have the same problem.

    How can I reset the device back to the default manufacturer's settings?

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  6. Anonymous,

    I posted a separate post on how to Reset your ZAAPTV. Please let me know if this works out or not.

    Salam

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  7. how to add URL channels in .wmv. format . i wish some body show us how step by step thanks

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  8. Hello,

    I would kindly like to know what choices are available ondemand; kids channels, movies? And you can add any channel to the device? Does it pickup anthing different than arabic channels. Can you delete channels(inappropriate).

    Thanks

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  9. i'm about to buy one.
    are you guys happy with it?

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    1. no,do not please, it is bad bad

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    2. Thanks for your advice do i will not buy it , do you know any arabic iptv which is good ?

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  10. I have lost al arabiya,dubi and al quds can you give the right url to add them to my zaaptv. thank you

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  11. Hi there, please can you tell me if the USB Stick you have is WN111 or WN111v2, there's two versions with different chipsets, you can see it on the USB Body, I need to buy one, thanks very much,

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  12. Will one be able to add channels that air over the internet?
    Is there a limit?
    What else I should buy beside the box and remote?
    I know now I need to get the USB adapter from CompUSA.
    Thanks in advance.

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  13. actually jailbroken apple tv2 works alot better then zaap tv, and it has alot more choice from your american tv as well and it only cost $99

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  14. Benzin

    I am using WN111v2. If you are in the US, you will find them refurbished from Compusa.com for $10. They work very well.

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  15. Anonymous,

    Yest you can add your own live tv links from the internet if you have the url for it and its the correct format. I dont know of any limits as far as adding channels.

    Thats all you need the ZAAPTV box (pod), remote, 2 batteries for the remote (comes with it) and your usb wifi stick from compusa (refurbished for $10), hook everything up and enjoy live tv.

    I checked with friends from home and confirmed its streaming live. The clock is even exactly 7 hours behind to the minute.

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  16. Hey guys when adding a url is it as simple as adding the web link? for example if i wanted to add http://wwitv.com/ ???

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  17. Anonymous,

    You need the actual feed URL, not a web link. Yes its easy once you know the feed URL, you simply copy and paste it, and it will automatically show up on your ZAAPTV.

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  18. Hi i need to know since i have att uverse for my internet do I still need to get the wireless stick? I can usually get wifi in my house without a router, Please let me know because I am about to buy the console. Also is there any new known problems with it being tracked and blocked by dish network? Thanks

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  19. Even if you have AT&T's Uverse you will still need the wireless stick to give wifi capability to the pod (ZAAPTV). I have not heard anything about Dishnetwork blocking any of these boxes, even if they are the legal broadcaster, I don't think they can legally block it since these streams are coming from outside of the US, I think.

    It would be illegal if the stream is captured in the US and rebroadcasted in the US. These channels are free worldwide and so streaming them to the US in not illegal. E,g: Aljazeera is offered on Dishnetwork, and you can watch Aljazeera from their own website !

    I am not a lawyer or anyone claiming to be knowledgeable in these legal matters, but try to use common sense, but still common sense is not always the case in these matters.

    If anyone has any info regarding such legal issues, please let us know.

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  20. Does the device stream any US/Canadian channels? I am especially interested to news channels like CNN International. Thanks very much for answering.

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  21. I don't think it does, I have not seen any US/Canadian channels on it.

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  22. Warning!! Warning !!!
    Its the worst Device Ever, its Slow and the Company is Pure Scam, It stopped working after 3 months and when i contact the company they said send it back and after 6 months of waiting they said you are out of warranty now !!!! send us the shipping money to send it back !
    ITS A SCAM

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  23. Anonymous,

    Where do you live? and whats your internet connection speed?

    I can attest that this is not a scam, I have been using it for a while now and had very few problems with it, if any. Sorry for your bad experience, did you buy the device from a seller or from someone?

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  24. Why do the channels keep disappearing like alrahma? and alot of the ones there don't work right now..and can we have step by step instructions to add channels like ones on youtube?

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  25. Hey Anonymous (it seems like everyone is anonymous here),

    Indeed a lot of the channels are not working any more, and that's because all the channels (or most of them) are switching over to the new NileSat. I did contact ZaapTV support, and they know of the problem and are working diligently to restore all these channels, I asked for a time frame, and they said somewhere between November and December.

    we will see what happens.

    P.S: Did you guys check the support site for ZaapTV they have a couple of knowledgebase articles that might help you guys out with a few common problems, the link is:

    http://zaaptv.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List



    Salam.

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  26. hey
    when i try to open live tv and then select an arabic channel for some reason it says streaming not available
    HELP!

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  27. Hey Anonymous,

    If you are getting "Stream is temporarily unavailable on some channels", they are probably working on fixing them. Lately many channels went down because they were moved over to the new Nilesat, and ZAAPTV is working on restoring them. I emailed them myself and that's what they said, they also told me it will be completed by Nov\Dec.

    I miss my channels !!!

    I have faith in ZAAPTV that they are doing the best they can to bring them back to us.

    Salam

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  28. Me too i just got it two days ago and already experiencing difficulties with it. like i would click on a channel and wait for ever. then it says:" The content provider is not streaming the content at this time please try again later" :(
    whats going on??????

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  29. hey it's me again about the streaming not availabe,, well i got my brother whom lives in another house, he also has zeeptv, although his channels work???

    salam

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  30. Hello everyone,

    Ok so there are at least 3 people who are not able to get their channels to show up at all. My first question to you guys is have you tested other channels? channels like Ajazeera should work, FX, MBC's, Infiniti, Al-Hayah (purple and red) all these I just verfired they worked today. If none of these show up, what internet speeds are you guys running? Goto the Main Menu -> settings->Internet Speed Test. If it's less that 2 Mbps then thats a problem. Another thing to check for is the software updates. Goto Main Menu->Settings->Upgrade Software. Before clicking on upgrade software check the Client Version. Mine is 5.6.0.17.2.4.23. If yours is anything less than that click on upgrade, it will even tell you if you have the latest or not.

    Sorry these are the tips I have for now. I also found many problems get resolved by doing a Soft Restore. Main Menu->Factory Defaults->Soft Restore. It should restore the Operating System and reboot itself. Try a hard restore if all else fails.

    A simple turning off the power from the device's back and letting it sit for a minute and reconnecting power will fix some issues.

    I hope you guys find this helpful. Please let me know if this help or not so others can gain experience from others mistakes.

    Salam.

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  31. I would like to ask does the streaming comes only live or it can be local time also as some internet TVs. Also Please recommend to buy it or not since I am planning to buy
    Thanks All

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  32. Anonymous,

    It's always live. I would recommend buying it. If you think of it, you pay 35-45 a month for a handful of channels. With this its one time payment of ~$400. SO in 10 months you should have made your moneys worth out of it. Still, do some research and ask other people on here what they would say.

    Any blog readers having issues not able to watch live channels? The 2 or 3 people who had problems did you guys fix the problems or not? if you did please let us know how.

    Thanks

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  33. i have the ATN receiver since 2 years and im happy with the service but i m paying each month 30 usd . the quality of the picture is awsome, my question is... should i keep the present receeiver ot the zaap tv is also a good quality hd image and no interruption on the service ..since its one time payment ?
    please advice

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  34. can i have the list of the arabic channel ?

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  35. To be honest with you that decision you need to make for yourself. I have not tried ATN so I can not advise you about which to get.

    Are you sure you are getting HD video ( at least 1280x720?), or you mean the quality is very good? ZAAPTV does not offer HD, video is in almost SD (due to bandwidth limitations) but quality is very good. It's just like watching a regular tv back home.

    As far as interruption of the service, ZAAPTV is always working on their channels updating their infrastructure and such. Rarely you will get a channel or two not working for a day or so but they get to it fairly quickly. The last encounter I had with them was that most of the Egyptian channels were taken down except 3 or 4. The reason was because the channels were moved over to the new Nilesat. I emailed them and confirmed that this was the case. Just today was when I saw nearly all my channels come back and a few new ones, which made me very happy.

    I am not trying to be biased to ZAAPTV, I am not affiliated or anything with them. I just used their product and writing reviews about it since I used it.

    I will write a post about the channels I get and a few pictures for everyone to see, maybe even a video !! I just don't have time, but I will do my best to get at least the list up for everyone to check out.

    Salam.

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  36. hey i'm the person with the problem about channels not coming up, well i tried the channels you stated they didn't work and no other arabic channel had worked, although the greek and some of the sport channels work.
    salam

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  37. Hi yesterday they update over 100 channels, i love my ZAAPTV the best arabic machine ever...

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  38. I am glad someone is enjoying it.

    :)

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  39. Anonymous,

    Have you tried resetting you device. Do a soft reset if that does not work, try a hard reset and see what happens. This usually fixes many issues, and also your internet connection speed plays a pivotal role in receiving any feeds.

    Do the Greek and sport channels come through fine, any buffering issues?

    Salam

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  40. salam bro . i have the zaaptv but i have problem with buffering although my internet speed is over 3.5 mbps .can you give me any advice salam .

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  41. salam . is zaaptv the same as maaxtv . ta brother

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  42. marhaba. is zaaptv same as maaxtv . thanks

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  43. Hi,

    Do you know if you can record shows by connecting a hard drive to the receiver USB?

    Thanks

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  44. Hello everyone,

    I looked at Maaxtv, their device looks very similar to ZAAPTV, even the names look very similar, both are from Sweden, but there was not support page from Maaxtv !!

    No you can not record shows of the pod to a connected drive. At least that I know of.

    Thanks

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  45. gday mate . just wondering will zaaptv work in australia

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  46. I have no idea if it will work in Australia or not, but I do not see a reason why it shouldn't.

    Here is their contact page:

    http://www.cressida.se/en/contact.php?id=15483

    try that, and let us know what they say.

    Later

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  47. zaaptv is the worst iptv u can buy.i don't recommend it to anybody. i bought it but i didn't have most of the channels, wn u can the customer service it take days to reach them & wn u finally reach them they say sorry i can't help u or they end the call .Also if u ask about the channels they say i couldn't send u an email with the list i can only tell u about 200 channels in the phone. technical support is also with no use & wn u decide to return it they take from u about 17 % even if they have the problem. there r no managers to reach. FRAUD zaaptv & SERVICE

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  48. How did you enter the home network password for the wireless adapter? did you use the little remote control?

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  49. Apple TV is much better.

    Anyone has the channel list with the corresponding IPs so that we add them to the Apple TV?

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  50. For the comment regarding ZAAPTV as the worst iptv device ever.

    Sorry you are having such bad luck with it. Where do you live, please let us know. I want to see if service is affected from one country to another.

    Also do you know of a better alternative? if so please do enlighten us of what it is.

    Thanks
    Salam

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  51. The comment about entering the password.

    Yes you will use the small remote for that. The small remote is used for all the functions of the pod. When entering network settings (ip, gateway..etc), it will give you the option to go up and down thus changing the numbers and left and right to go from one column to the next.

    As for passwords, YouTube search ..etc a virtual keypad shows up and you just use the arrows to navigate to the desired letter and press ok after each letter to enter it. Enjoy.

    Everything should be explained in the manual.

    Please let us know how it went.

    Salam

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  52. Comment about Apple TV.

    Its true Apple TV is much better, but the trick is ZAAPTV encrypts the data going to and from the box. Channels don't have separate URL addresses like you would expect, instead the pod connects to the main server, decrypts and authenticates the pod, and whatever the request was will be routed to the appropriate server.
    So there is always and intermediate server in between the streaming server and the internet.

    I think that's how its done, at least that's how I would design something like that, to eliminate people from trying to capture the streaming content (security of course).

    Hope that helps.

    Please, if I am wrong and you know the correct information please share with us all.

    Salam

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  53. You could be right. There must be some sort of authentication via the box serial number or maybe MAC address and also some encryption.

    But the whole issue with Zaap TV is illegal. Sooner or later they will be shutdown. They are taking free feeds from FTA satellites in the Middle East and streaming them to their Zaap TV boxes without the consent of the TV stations involved.

    Apple TV, Roku, Talfazat (JumpTV), TV2morrow are all Legal. Zaap TV is not...

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  54. im wondering if Apple TV have really good quality image for arabic tv.. i tried it once and its the some as from internet..bad image and u dont have the channel all the time..
    anyway my point is Zaaptv is much better then Apple tv for arabic tv ..thanks.

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  55. Comment about illegality.

    I am not a lawyer, or claim to be one. These are only my personal opinions, and I have the right to express them (Freedom of Speech). Each comment on this blog is the sole property of its owner who wrote it I am not to be held liable for any of it, so whether you agree or not with anything that's written on this blog I am not responsible for your actions, nor any of the participants of this blog. Only you are, so use common sense and your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

    (Sorry I had to say this quick disclaimer.)


    I personally think ZAAPTV will be illegal if it charges a monthly fee for the service without prior consent from these channels. That's why they don't rebroadcast channels from Orbit or Art, because for those you need to subscribe.

    I am giving ZAAPTV benefit of the doubt, and that is they already have an agreement with all these channels to rebroadcast them over the internet. I am not going to ask for the license agreements. Just like no one is going around asking Dishnetwork, Talfazat or any other iptv service for their license agreements, that's absurd. They also have resellers here in the US, which I am sure are following the law, and they just got a new 1800 number for support (I haven't tried it and hopefully will not have to).

    People see it as to good to be true, a one time payment and all these channels for free (SD TV quality), that's an excellent deal. Of course other pay services will have to play on the whole legality issue, just to scare customers away.

    But, what would I do if ZAAPTV illegal and goes bankrupt or shut's down, nothing really, what would anyone do if Dishnetwork goes under? nothing !!!

    The only scary part about ZAAPTV is the one time payment of $400 to purchase it.

    If you feel different about this matter please share it with us all.

    Salam

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  56. Salam,

    Apple TV is using internet feeds, if they are of good quality it will come out good if not then it will not be viewable on a tv. I have not seen any SD internet feeds for Arabic channels yet !

    ZAAPTV broadcasts their channels as SD, which is what you get when you watch regular channels.

    Salam

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  57. Ahmed

    What are the differences "if any" between ZAAPTV HD209N HDMI Bundle (Nov11 OFFER)AND
    ZAAPTV HD209N BASIC (w/o HDMI cable)
    is it just the HDMI cable and the shipping option? No change on channels? Please advise.

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  58. I don't think there are differences as far as programming. Programming is the same. The offers have to do with what you get, cables, extra remote, the QWERTY remote...etc.

    Programming is the same.

    Salam

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  59. Is it possible to know the URL links of the arab channels been streamed live on zaaptv so I can watch those channels on my laptop and on my phone? Please any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  60. No, nobody can tell whats the URL of those streams. Even if we did they would be of no use to anyone since the system needs to authenticate your pod first before allowing any streams to pass through its gateway.

    There is a method though if you are on the go and have ZAAPTV or any other IPTV or any cable box, where you can hook it to a media server connected to the internet and watch your channels through it on your laptop or iPhone (not sure if they support iPad yet or not !!). Anyways, but you can either make one (needs a lot of experience) or just go and buy one. They usually run about $200. You can even control you ZAAPTV remotely.

    Salam.

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  61. Masrawy...thank you for your reply...can you explain to me how to connect my zaaptv to a media server where I can watch the arab tv channels on my laptop or android phone? Or is there instructions somewhere on the internet you can direct me to?
    I'm able to watch movies from my laptop and my phone and browse their media contents on my zaaptv wirelessly through going to My Collection>Home Network, But not sure how to do the reverse. Hope you can help :-)

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  62. Anonymous,

    The answer you are looking for is Slingbox. This device costs around $180 to $300 or more depending on the accessories you get.

    You can connect the output from your ZAAPTV to it, and it in turn will rebroadcast the output from ZAAPTV to your LAN or internet.

    It should work on most mobile devices, MAC's PC's...etc, and even has remote control capabilities ( I am not sure if the remote control capability is compatible with ZAAPTV or not).

    http://www.slingbox.com/


    Hope this helps.

    Salam

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  63. Roku has many Live Arabic (Yes including MBC 1 ,2, 3 , Action, Nile Comedy + Drama, and more), Indian, Greek, just to mention a few. The Feeds for the arabic I've seen are as high as 1.6 mbps which is pretty good quality SD.

    Some Free include (BBC, CNN, Alzaeera English + Arabic + Mubasher, MTV Lebanon, Tons of Indian very HQ feeds from YUPPTV and much more with Playon or subscription.

    And even US Cable is offered to us citizens living outside us.

    Roku sells for as cheap as $59 US.

    So why buy a $400 iptv clone when you can buy a programmable iptv / streamer that is %100 LEGAL.

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  64. I have Roku and the only arab channels on there are couple arab news channels through Livestation channel. What channel on Roku has MBC and the ones you mentioned? Is the channels public or private and if it's private what's the code for it?

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  65. I had the MBC URLs but they stopped working. Anyone has new ones? Please share.

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  66. Private channel...

    website they have 20 premium HQ arabic Feeds. Oh and the first 2 weeks are free if you dont like you can stop before your billed.

    http://dmedianetwork.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=53

    i'll look for the code or just email them.

    ok if you know how to use brightscript you can download the roku sdk and do what i do. Use the video player sample app and add all the hls feeds on the net as category feeds. MTV Satellite, Dubai TV, Al arabiya, and more those are free feeds.

    The Roku is really robust and thats what makes it awesome you can program your own APPS.. NICE!! Only $49.99. I will open a forum soon to try to teach everyone how to use this beauty.

    Really easy to do.. Enjoy..

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    1. If you made a forum , please let us know . because i would really enjoy build somthing up to help others , and not scam them with 400$ ...

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  67. zaap tv is one of
    the worse it keeps disconnecting and you cant watch any thing
    dont buy it.

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  68. Comment about Roku posts.

    Thanks for the input everyone. I just wanted to point one thing though, after looking through Dmedia's website they are only offering 20 premium channels and 10 free ones for $20 a month plus a one time fee of about $100 !!

    From experience people are looking for something easy to setup and use. Plug it in and enjoy the service.

    Trying to find a service with many Arabic channels to choose from is very difficult, from those 20 premium channels they have the Egyptian ones, to be honest with you I don't even watch them !! There are much many more better channels to enjoy besides those few.

    It all boils down to what the viewer wants, I like to have variety and be able to choose from 20 or 30 channels which ones I want to watch and not just be limited to a few select ones.

    Opening a forum to teach those who are interested in Roku is an excellent idea. Share the knowledge.

    Salam.

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  69. Comment about ZAAPTV being the worst.

    Please tell us some more details about your bad experience, what kind of internet speeds do you have, where are you located, what happens...etc.

    Please shed some light so that everyone learns from your experience.

    Salam

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  70. salam . do you know of any arabic url address please and can you share them with us .

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  71. hi, do u know if there are any moroccan channels and how many of them? thanks.

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  72. Sorry I don't know of that many Arabic URL's, except I used to watch those channels on www.Justin.tv, www.ntntv.net and www.20sat.com. There are a few others but I do not remember them.

    On ZAAPTV there are quite a few Moroccan channels (sorry don't know exactly how many there are), keep checking and this week I will post pictures of all the channels that I get. This way you can look and see if they have what you want or not.

    Salam

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  73. Morrocan Channels : TVM, Aloula, Arryadia, Assadissa, 2M, Medi1, Nesma etc..

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  74. Morrocan channels are RTM1,2MTV MONDE, RTM3 ARRIYADIA,RTM5 MAGHRIBIYA, RTM6 ASSADISSA, RTM8 TAMAZIGHT AND MEDI1TV.NOT NESMA

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  75. salam ineed to know more details about zaaptv is it monthly payment or can you pay one time only and can use it for ever can you explain that thanks

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  76. I have gone ahead and purchased zaaptv. It works perfectly,though,couldn't get MBC1 at all! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  77. ZAAPTV is a device you purchase, and connect to the internet to get live TV specifically Arabic channels (plus a few other international channels). No monthly fees no maintenance fees nothing at all. You only pay for the device you buy, once and that's it.

    Congrats on buying ZAAPTV, tell us how was your experience so far, how fast is your internet connection, and how is the quality.

    You should find MBC in here: Main Menu>My TV>My Channels>Arabic TV.

    If not then you need to subscribe to the channel. Its a very simple process on a computer go to: http://myzaaptv.zaaptv.de
    Add an exception to the certificate, it's trusted and it belongs to ZAAPTV.

    Then go through the channels to search for MBC or any other channel, and simply subscribe to it. Then you will find any new subscriptions under Main Menu>My TV>My Channels>Arabic TV.

    Let us know how it goes with you, and if you are having any problems.

    Salam

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  78. IM MISSING ALRARABIYA NEWS AND DUBAI1 TV IS IT THERE?
    SALAM

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  79. I am missing Funoon.......i really bought the zaap for it. I am missing Funoon2 and the only Jazeera I have are the sports.

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  80. Sorry guys could not find those channels either (Al-Arabiya news, dubai 1, funoon and aljazeera) !!


    Salam

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  81. Salam I just gotzaaptv Today, but mbc1not showing any where, I looked main menu-my TV-My Channels, arabic Channels, and it said no channels found, so if any one can help? whats the steps to add any channels we want?
    Thanks

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  82. I found ALJAZEERA in the MY COLLECTION under ARABIC TV.

    I just want FUNOON :(

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  83. It seems that the zaap TV server is down, I am not getting any of the channels it is about 10 pm 12/25, and I missed my show? The customer service rep appears to be annoyed when answering the phone?

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  84. Can we watch the supersport channels from Greece?

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  85. indeed seems like ZAAPTV are having some problems, some channels are not working any more, maybe they are working on fixing them.

    I am not sure what supersport is or what it should look like. If you can send me like a logo or a what the name looks like in greek I can search for it.

    Salam

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  86. Hi, sorry
    the name is "novasport" in greece.

    Thank you

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  87. do you know the URL of alarbia channel?

    Will be great if you helped me to get it.

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  88. Sorry guys I am out of town the next few days, so I can not check or help anyone at the moment.

    Salam

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    1. I am back, and seems there are a lot of questions and comments that need a response. so please bare with me as I try to answer as much as I could. I appreciate all you out there who are helping others by answering their questions. This way we can all collaborate and better understand how ZAAPTV works, and enjoy it.

      Salam

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  89. i just want to make sure that zaaptv doesn't have any adult channels (i mean sexual content) because i have children at home.

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    1. Suzy,

      I have not encountered any inappropriate content in the Arabic channels (al7amdolillah). I do not know what's on the other channels such as Greek, Turkish...etc.

      Salam

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  90. maaxtv worst ever iptv

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  91. Guys what is the difference between maaxtv and zaaptv? No one can seem to answer this. Looks like only the maaxtv option is available here in Australia....is it worth getting or do I get one of the android smart tv boxes which are a bit cheaper. Im interested in watching Turkish channels. Any advice?

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    1. Anon,

      I am not sure an Android box will help out. If I am not mistaken, how are you going to get the channels (Turkish) to your box? Unless you have free feeds online and just want to watch them on your TV, then I guess you could do it that way. But ZAAPTV, they download the channels using satellites and rebroadcast them online, in SD quality, so you will not ( I am just assuming here) be able to get that quality from a website. In the Arabic channels some are found online, but many of them are not and ZAAPTV gets these channels somehow (by satellite I imagine) and rebroadcasts them to their pods.

      I hope this cleared some things out.

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  92. Replies
    1. Anon,

      I went through their site, but no information at all about any Chanel listings or anything !! Seems it's geared towards Hindi and Pakistani viewers. It's priced at ~ 270 USD.

      If anyone has ShavaTv please share with us your experience.

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  93. Dear Mr. masrawy, It seem to me that you are very expert and generous in helping others in this ZAAPTV business.
    I purchased the box 2 weeks ago from ZAAP TV in Calif. found that it is missing all Al-Jazeera's and Al-Arabia news channels . I registered and activated the box. On Myzaaptv I did mark subscribe to all the missing channels, then by clicking on My Channels there were nothing registered then when I click on Add Channel Icon it leads me to a page asking for the channel's URL which end by .wmv . I don't know from where can I get it
    I left many messages to ZAAPTV technical support with no success to hear from them. I emailed them and what I got is few words "ask any of your friend" I live in a town with no friend has this box. Really it is frustrating and disappointing . The main purpose of purchase the box is to watch the news channels.
    Mr. Masrawy, The box I received had no owners manual and neither nothing on youtube under How to Sign in to your account and add channels on Zapp Tv.
    I really appreciate it very much if you help me and email me the instruction for adding the missing channels.
    Thank you for all your help to me and others.
    Jimmy Halim
    halimjimmy@gmail.com

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    1. Were you able to resolve this issue?

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  94. Does any one knows the URL for Al-Arabia and Al-Jazeera channels?.
    I do appreciate your reply

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  95. Hi Masrawy, when you will be back? I need your help

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    1. Anon,

      There are many competent people on this blog, you did not have to wait for me, ask your question and others could have helped you out.

      So what do you need help with?

      Salam

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    2. Hello masrawy,
      What is the minimum download speed required for ZAAPTV?
      I have DSL 1Mb...is it enough??
      Thanks

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  96. http://shavatv.com/index.html

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  97. Anyone ever used IPTV POD? How does it compare with ZAAPTV?

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  98. Does any knows why a lot of Greek channels are gone?

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  99. Hi i just bought Zaaptv but i need some information about
    if i can stream netflix and hulu on zaaptv box please

    thanks

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    1. Hello, yes, you can add Hulu and Netflix to your Zaaptv, google PlayOn, its a great software, but most of the features only works inside US, I tried the Trial version, it works great, but I did'nt like it since Hulu and Netflix are not available in my area.

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  100. I've been using Zaap Tv for almost a year, is a wonderful box, i'm very happy with it, i even bought another one for my brother.
    Moroccino

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  101. i bought zaap tv from more then 3 month and work very good and the 2 ho ask if this work in australia yes it work i live in australia and work perfect my speed is 6 mbs

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  102. hiii i lost aljazeera channels all sports and news + otv + mtv +nbn any help ? ty

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  103. to suzy
    no suzy no adult channels on zaap tv its very safe

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  104. National Broadcasting Network - Beirut - Lebanon. NBN
    can someone get this channel , thanks

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  105. what happened to youtube?
    and what happened to the web?
    every day zaaptv is getting worst!

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    1. I don't have a problem with YouTube, as far as the web? I don't have the remote that allows web browsing, so i really can not verify that. But YouTube is working fine.

      What's your Geo-location? maybe there are restrictions on your area?

      Salam

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  106. MORE DETAILS PLEASE

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  107. Hi zaaptv is the best in the market, i have ZAAPTV for over 1year and very happy

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  108. Hello,
    What is the minimum download speed required for ZAAPTV?
    I have DSL 1Mb...is it enough??
    Thanks

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    1. Anon,

      On the ZAApTV website " http://www.zaaptv.com/livesupport " it says:

      What are the requirements for ZAAPTV receiver?

      High speed internet access with 1Mbps or higher speed. A TV with composite or S-Video input support. Ability to connect the ZAAPTV receiver in wired or wireless manner with the internet router/ hub.

      So according to their website you should be fine, but in reality I don't think that's enough. Don't forget you still have a router and other devices connected, so that will drop your download speed further more, since its shared.

      I am sorry I could not test it since my router does not have this feature to control the bandwidth I am receiving, otherwise I could have and told you about it.

      If anyone has a 1 Mbps connection can they vouch for it working?

      Salam.

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    2. Hello Masrawy, I recently bought a Zaaptv, its been working very well for about 2 weeks, I had it working on a 1 Mbps connection with no problem, at first my thought was that it was not going to work well, but my surprise!!! it worked very well, you only need a consistent speed connection, then I called the ISP company to speed up the connection to 2 mbps, unfortunately this is the fastest speed availabe in my country, until the 10 mbps arrive, and the reciever has been working very very well, almost no buffering, last night I spent 2 hours watching TV and I experiment only 2 buffering wich only took 4-5 seconds, so nothing to worry too much about.

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    3. Tony76

      Thank you very much for this information.

      I guess everyone here who was asking about whether this is possible or not, Tony here just confirmed it works.

      Salam

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  109. does anyone know how to add netflix on zaaptv?
    thanks
    salam

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    1. Hello, yes, you can add netflix and hulu installing PlayOn on your home network, unfortunately both features are not available outside US. Google PlayOn and install the trial version, It's a great software.

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    2. Tony76

      Thanks for the information.

      I completely forgot about PlayOn.

      To all of those who do not know about PlayOn, ZAAPTV is supposedly compatible with PlayOn (go here and verify this information at www.Zaaptv.com).

      Its a piece of software that you download on your Windows computer, once installed it will try to access your ZAAPTV pod. Once it makes a connection it will pull content from those websites (Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Cnetral, ESPN...etc) and route it to your TV. This way you can select the videos you want to watch straight from your TV.

      It's not a free service, there is a free trial though, but for those who enjoy Hulu, Netflix..etc, its $5 a month, $30 a year or $80 for lifetime membership. For more information about PlayOn goto: http://www.playon.tv/

      I personally have not tried the service so I can not say much about it.

      Salam

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  110. Can someone add alrahma tv to zaaptv? Ive been searching for weeks and was unable to find a working link.
    I would appreciate it if someone could lend me a hand.
    Thanks
    Salam

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  111. I dont now why they remove all arabic news channels!!!! al jazeera, al arabiya!!!! Orient TV...

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    1. Anon,

      I just saw AlJazeera ( all of their channels) today under Main Menu->My TV->Arabic, I even tested AlJazeera and it worked (Documentary, Mobasher and Masriyah.

      Salam

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    2. They are maybe updating or improving their channel list, you can also find Aljazeera English and Aljazeera Arabic version under Internet Media > Popular Websites. There are also BBC Arabic and if I remember correctly, Al Arabiya is also there and MTV Lebanon wich is a great Lebanese channel, this channel was also removed from the main List.

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  112. Hello everyone Im looking to buy zaaptv but the reviews are holding me back. It seems like a lot of people are having problems and customer service is horrible. IM LOST!!!

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    1. Anon,

      I really dont know what to tell you. If you have specific questions regarding the service, many people here already have ZAAPTV and others have other services, maybe by us trying to answer your questions, that will help you in making an informed decision.

      Good luck.

      Salam.

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    2. Hello Anonymus, in my very personal opinion, it all depends on what you expect, Zaaptv has a good selection of Live Arabic Channels, from sports Channels to News, Drama, Comedy, Music, kids Channels and the quality is very good, not HD, but it looks very well, almost TV like, not to mention that it includes so many features... and actually most of the problems some people are reporting I think its because they are experimenting inconsistent broadband connections, but there are also a bunch of people who are really really happy with it, as I am, and as far as customer support, I'm sure those guys work very hard to give us a good service, I have contacted them twice, and their response was not as fast as I would like it to be, but 24 hours later is better than not getting any reply.

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  113. Hello there we have zaaptv for over three month now and todayy when I turned it on showed this massage on tv "unsupported signal. Check your device output" I tried everything turned it of and back on again. Tried it on another tv. Please help. It used to work great and I miss it very much. I hope the device is not broken.

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  114. Anon,

    Try changing the way you connect to the TV, if currently connecting using composite, try the HDMI, and vice versa.

    Salam.

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    1. Thank you very much. It was a problem with the connection to the TV. I just want to say that I love Zaaptv it's a great device. I registered it on zaaptv.com and I added more channals.

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    2. I am glad you got yours back up and running.

      Salam.

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  115. Does ZAAPTV have better picture quality than MAAXTV?...any know the major differences?

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    1. Anon,

      After some investigation, I think ( I could be wrong )that they are almost the same. They even have the same equipment from the same parent company www.cressida.se , as for differences I dont know anything about MAAXTV, it's channel lineup or anything.

      Salam.

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    2. Thanks Masrawy.

      The Maaxtv reseller advised me that their box removes all the pre-channel adds. Does this mean that the Zaaptv box has ads popping up when changing channels or during streaming?..if so, than this is no good. MaaxTV also advised that their stream is compressed hence resulting in much smaller download usage. Hence Im thinking this compression may actually reduce quality. Any thoughts?...I dont know which one to purchase :)

      -

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    3. Anon,

      As far as I can tell on ZAAPTV there are no pre-channel ads available except on two channels, that I rarely if ever watch. Why those two channels, I dont know !!

      Compression can be a good thing and a bad thing. While it does reduce bandwidth usage its not necessarily that it will result in a reduction in quality. It depends on the type of compression used. The whole idea behind compression is to reduce bandwidth and try to maintain as much of the original quality as possible. Technically speaking whether Zaaptv or Maaxtv, they both have to use compression. They both have a finite amount of bandwidth and they both want to maximize its usage. So the question is, the compression they use, is it formatted to fit a TV screen or do they reduce the picture so much so when viewed on a TV it gets stretched out and appears pixelated and distorted all while streaming with no buffering issues.

      Since both are IPTV boxes designed to be viewed on a TV, then more than likely they are both formatted for TV viewing.

      Here is a link to both devices supported formats\containers:

      http://www.zaaptv.com/product

      http://www.maaxtv.com/about

      Since I am not affiliated with either and have no access to any technical data, I am just speculating here and please do not hold this against me.

      Salam.

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  116. Hello people...how does Zaaptv compare to IPTVPOD...any heard of them???....seems much more feature rich and cheaper....Any major differences in quality??....The IPTVPOD is also HD...so they claim

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  117. hello
    im using zaap since 4 months ago but the channels keep disappearing. i dont have aljazeera, alarabyia or MBC 1 . im not able to find MBC 1 in zaaptv channels list. and the other channels in there are not working !!
    any clues?

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    1. Hello,
      You can find Aljazeera English, Aljazeera Arabic, Al Arabiya, BBC Arabic and also MTV Lebanon under the menu: Internet Media > Popular Websites.
      It seems Zaaptv for the past weeks has been working on an update, they are having technical issues and that's why some channels are temporary disabled, and some of them where removed, I also hope that all MBC come back, they are my favorite, anyway I just checked and MBC 1 is still there.

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  118. Well thank you Tony it works for aljazeera but still cannt find MBC1 in any place please even in zaap tv web site. Any ideas!?

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  119. Hello again, that's weird, I purchased one for my sister and I just instaled it at her home in wireless mode with a 1 mbps ADSL and we were watching MBC 1 a while ago, its at the very end of the Arabic TV live menu, look for it, it must be there, and by the way, Zaaptv is working very well on a 1 Mpbs ADSL, in fact it has been a consistent 922 kbps conection in wireless mode at my sister's home, problems begin when the speed drop too much, but I confirm it works well with 1 mbps ADSL.

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  120. Good News guys, I confirm that Zaaptv is working to add this week over 100 more arabic channels and 15 channels were removed recently, I emalied them on friday night and they just replied my mail.

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  121. Hi Folks,
    Can any help me on how to add Al Yawm channel and some of the OSN channels if available

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  122. I can't see full screen in my 56'TV even after I zoom it from the box. Is there a step I am missin. Also I can't find as Sudanis Channel.

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    1. Hello Abdull, I have it working full screen on a 42" LCD with the HDMI conector with no problem, maybe your TV is just too big, remember to go to Settings > Product Setings > Video Aspect Ratio... and there you can change the settings to see which one works better for your screen, good luck!

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  123. any 1 have zaap tv now ? my box say zaap tv is currently not available ?????help plz 2 days without zaap tv

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    1. Hello anonymous, be patience, maybe the server is down for some locations, there will be a channel update this week as they claim.

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  124. any one has mbc (any mbc) working?! if yes please send the link for subscription. more channels are being removed every day !!

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    1. Hi, I have MBC 1 and MBC Drama working, actually they are not removing channels everyday, in the past 2 weeks, they removed 15 channels and about 100 more channels will be added this week if no delay, we all hope the MBC channels come back, they are still there but not streaming at the moment.

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  125. I don't have any channels working and it has been disabled for 2 days it says the server is not streaming the channels help

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    1. Hi mate im using zaap in Australia..and its working fine 90% of channals are working good

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    2. Hi Lew, I live in Venezuela and most of the channels are working fine, be patience, I can confirm that some menues are disabled on my zaaptv too because they are working on their servers for an update, and this week they will add hopefuly another 100 more arabic channels.

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  126. IMPORTANT!

    Please guys, try to add a name or a nick to your messages so we can all follow the messages and reply correctly.

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  127. Dear Mr. masrawy, It seem to me that you are very expert and generous in helping others in this ZAAPTV business.
    I purchased the box last month from ZAAP TV of Calif. found that it is missing all Al-Jazeera's and Al-Arabia news channels . I registered and activated the box. On Myzaaptv I did mark subscribe to all the missing channels, then by clicking on My Channels there were nothing registered then when I click on Add Channel it leads me to a page asking for the channel's URL which end by .wmv . I don't know from where can I get that url.
    I left many messages to ZAAPTV technical support with no success . I emailed them ,there answer was "ask any of your friend" I live in a town with no friend who has this box. Really it is frustrating and disappointing ..
    The box I received had no owners manual to solve any technical situation.
    I really appreciate it very much if you help of how to add the disabled channels and the missing channels.
    Thank you for all your help to me and others.

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    1. Hello Jimmy, Al Arabiya is not available anymore, but in the Popular Websites section you can find Aljazeera English and Aljazeera Arabic and BBC Arabic News among other channels.
      According to adding new channels from MyZaaptv, just remember they were added by other users and a lot of them may not work, many has broken links and should be reported or those channels stoped streaming long ago. You can find Aljazeera Sport 1, Aljazeera Masr, Aljazeera Mubasher, Aljazeera Documentary, also Aljazeera Children from myzaaptv in the arabic channels section and after adding them you will find those channels under My TV > My Channels > Arabic TV ...those are diferent Aljazeera Channels and they work, you will see them as AJC Mubasher, AJC Sport 1, AJC Documentary, etc.
      Good luck and let us know if you succeded adding those channels.

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  128. hi dear,
    my zaap receiver is keeping restarting from logo screen to restart point all the time and am not apple to access the menu screen for doing factory reset.

    waiting ur reply plz

    Thank u

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    1. Hi, this was posted in the Knowledge base, you can follow those instructions. Good Luck.

      Device continuously rebooting

      Posted by Alex Che on 05 September 2011 02:35 PM


      As for the box that is continuously rebooting, we have a solution. Please do the following:

      (i) Immediately after the box starts reboot, PRESS AND HOLD DOWN THE "OK" KEY for about 20-30 secs(till the screen in (ii) appears).
      (ii) A screen with heading "System Diagnostics" will appear.
      (iii) In this, there are different options. Select the last option of "Run Previous Software"[Press Stop Key].
      Please press the STOP key.

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    2. thank u soo much my dear , u have solved my problem and it works as normal....

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  129. We have a discussion forum setup for Zaaptv at www.Zaaptvforum.com. Free to register and we have a few techs answering any questions about Zaaptv's. Everyone is free to join and discuss. Hope to see you all there.

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    1. Mohammad,

      The discussion forum, is that by ZAAPTV or a volunteer initiative like this blog?

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    2. Im just a volunteer and big fan of the Zaaptv. Wanted a spot to be able to discuss different subjects of the Zaaptv and couldn't find one so thought I would take the initiative. :)

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  130. To Tony 76.
    On March 4th you mentioned that ZAAPTV are adding 100 Arabian channels. Till today I am getting the same old message that they disabled channels and adding 200 channels.
    Does any one knows what is going on with this ZAPPTV? After a long waiting time they emailed me that the box will update itself.
    Does any one's box had been updated? please let me know as thi situation is frustrating.
    Jimmy

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    1. Hello Jimmy, I understand your frustration, I mentioned last week what they had replied to my mail, to my luck they always reply to me after 24 hours, and they said they have removed 15 channels, some are temporarly disabled and another 100 channels were going to be added that week, unfortunately there is a delay and we have to wait until the end of March, so dont worry, I know many people like you that are still waiting, the box had not been updated yet, so dont worry.

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    2. Thank you Tony very much for your assurance and reply . If we waited more than six weeks we can wait few more days.
      Again thank you and good luck to all of us.

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  131. When i saw this post i had to comment on it because i hate to see people to throw their money away on zaaptv when there is better solution out there. A few months ago i bought Best TV Arabic box from http://www.buymediabox.com and i have had no problems with this unit no missing channels, channels change in 2 seconds and picture quality on the channels is satellite quality.

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  132. guys i am going thru the same issue with ZAApTV i tried to call them many times i am getting the same answer wait next week and now they even stopped picking up the phones the only channels i used to watch MBC and they are missing for a month the weird thing my neighbour he still have the MBC channels

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    1. Matt, on their facebook page they apologized 3 days ago about all the issues, they are working to fix it so it will never happen again, at the moment they said there is no phone support, you can submit a ticket for support, I have reached them many times and they always reply, but Im not so happy with their answers, Im having an issue with some channels that suddenly stoped working with such error messages like: "Unable to recognize the media format" or " The channel is not streaming at this moment, please try again later" one of those channels is Panorama Action, that suddenly stoped working, and they replied something like this: " The issue is not from us, we have over 100.000 boxes connected and no issues reported, so either is your router or internet conection.
      So, now I ask, how can it be a router or an internet conection issue if I have other 3 friends living in other houses and experimenting excatly the same issues with their boxes.
      Can any of you make a list of channels not working and their respective error message????

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    2. thanks Tony what u saying is exactly what i went thru , they did mention that and i did try to switch between the providers still couldn't get the MBC channels , i notice from yesterday they added couple of egyption channels now my friend he doesn't have the MBC within the main list it's on his Favorite list which he can't share with anyone , i would like to know how they r actually streaming those channels cause when i called they said they have low SNR on their signal i am thinking they have satellite dish somewhere in the Middle east and they r up streaming to server here !!

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    3. That's how they do it, they get Free to Air channels from satellites in the Middle East and rebroadcast them over the internet to servers around the world.

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  133. For more than two months and I am getting the message that 15 channels had been deleted and they will add 200 more Arabian channels. Some of your above comments say that they are working on it. I wonder how many years will take them to add those channels?

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    1. That's true, I also wonder the same... the true story about zaaptv is that we really love it, and same time we hate it.

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  134. HI guys ..any one got this massage now "unable to connect to Zaap server plesae try again later"

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  135. they have many new channals updated today,however they are not working, getting this msg "unable torecognisw the media format" any one have the same problem with those new chanals??cheers

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    1. Hello mate, yes, they were working on it and the service was down for a couple of hours or so, they added some very nice channels, today is working fine, anyway, I still have some of the older channels for more than 15 days with that problem, I get that same error message: Unable to recognize the media format, and the support guys don't admit that the problem is coming from them, the say something like, you have internet or router issues, or, its your ISP... So, would any of you who also live in other countries can check if Panorama Action and the Rotana Channels are getting that same error message like in my case?

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    2. Hi Tony, I can confirm that Panorama Action and rotana cinama, rotana kaleej and rotana masrya are working, the other rotana channals not working. as Im in Australia dont know if zaap is the same all over the world

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    3. Thanks for the info, that's weird, I live in Venezuela, they were working 2 weeks ago, and suddenly they stoped working, same happened to other friends with those same channels, I dont understand why that message: Unable to recognize the media format, and why the support guys say that the problem is my ISP, they dont even give any explanation, it's like they dont know how to help you. Anyway, 90% of the channels are working fine.

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    4. No way it will be an internet problem how come the other channels are working fine, something to do with the regional update, I have a friend in USA and MBCs are not working there because of copy right things thing that what I have been told, God Knows "ZaapTv we love u and hate u at the same time"""

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  136. I have most all of the Live TV Channels working fine. It is a good system with small problems some hours may be too many connected at same times

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  137. Do we need to update our box? How can We delete the old favorites to add the new ones? Thanks for you advice

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    1. Hi
      You can do restore factory setting from the menu..this will return your device to its factory setting and all your favourite will be deleted...

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    2. Hi
      Is it possible to delet selected channel from the favoruat page

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  138. Thank you for your advice but does the restoring delete all channels posted by the factory in live TV or not?

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    1. No will not delete any channel, however if you use wireless internet you need to set it up again in Zaap

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  139. Thank you very much for your reply. No my box is not Wireless

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  140. to delete favorites:
    go to favorites, go to the channel you wanna delete, there is the button, in right side of up and down button, you click on it, it will give you couple of choices: one of them is remove from favorites

    Maroccino

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    1. Thanks Maroccino for your advise it works perfectly.
      Zuhair

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  141. Thank you MAROCCINO , I will go by your instruction. Could you please tell me if the ZAAPTV adding channels is over or they are still in process?

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  142. Mr. Masrawy, We haven't heard from you for sometime. Hope everything is Ok

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  143. I have to agree customer service really sucks, if ZAAPTV planning on staying in business for a long time, they need to manage their distributors better.

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  144. any one knows if i can return the zaap TV. it really sucks !! this co. doesn't respect customers at all.
    spread it this device sucks, don't waste your money

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  145. As of 03/21/2012, all MBC channels are not working on Zaaptv, and they disappeared from the channel list. I also can't find Al Arabiya or Al Risalah. Rotana channels are giving me error meassage ( unrecognized bla bla bla). I live in MI USA. Any suggestions ??
    I purchased this device just to watch the MBCs. Now It has been more than a month and nothing fixed.

    AAA

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