As the internet becomes more and more media-based, streaming services become all the more important. However, while they may serve us with media libraries consisting of hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries and whatnot, they’re not perfect and still run into issues from time to time.
In this article, we’re talking about Paramount+ error code 4200, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes this error?
The 4200 error code indicates general playback failure that can arise from a number of different reasons, including:
- An outdated browser or Paramount+ app
- Corrupt browser cache or data
- Internet connectivity issues.
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How to fix this?
Here are six fixes you can try out.
Check your internet
The first thing you should do is check if your internet is working alright. If you’re on WiFi, check to see if you have an active internet connection and good signal strength. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if mobile data is working and that you have good network coverage.
Sign out of the Paramount Plus app
Signing out of the streaming app and then signing back in again can also help freshen things up for the platform, removing any corrupt cache files so that you can access Paramount without any hassles. This also works with browsers on PC.
Clear your browser’s data
Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Chrome to work.
Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.
Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and ensure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data.
Now restart the browser and Paramount+ should be working fine.
Disable ad blocker
Some streaming websites don’t play well with third-party ad blockers that can often interfere with the way sites work on your browser. If you see error code 4200 when using Paramount+, it can very well be your ad blocker blocking some of the site’s functionality. Try disabling it and visiting the site to see if your problem is solved.
Check for updates
If the issue is in your browser itself, chances are developers might release an update to fix the problem. Regardless, you should always make sure you’ve got the latest version of the browser installed to avoid running into problems that could otherwise be avoided.
Head over to chrome://settings/help and make sure you’re on the latest update. If you’re not, update immediately and try again. The error should be gone after the update.
Reinstall the app
If nothing else works, try to reinstall the app on your current device. Reinstalling will remove all files associated with the app and then download them again, getting rid of any corrupt files that may be hampering functionality in the process.
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