ESPN Plus is famous among sports lovers, especially among ufc fans. You can use ESPN plus app on your smart tv and mobile devices. But like other streaming services ESPN plus also faces issues. Most common is ESPN + not working issue, which occurs across all the platforms. The most common reasons for ESPN plus not working is an outage, a glitch, slow internet connection, or corrupted cache and data. Fortunately, if there is no outage you can easily fix the ESPN issue. Today in this post we’re going to provide you with some steps to fix the ESPN not working or black screen issue on your device.
How Do I Fix ESPN plus not working?
Check your internet connection
Before trying any steps make sure your internet connection is working or not. You can check this by opening another app like youtube on your device. Now stream a video to check if your device is connected to the internet. Also, check your connection speed at speedtest.net. This can help you understand if ESPN is not working because of a slow internet connection. If the connection is slow then you can try moving your wifi closer to the streaming device. You can also use an ethernet cable for faster internet speed. If you’re still getting poor internet speed then you need to contact your internet service provider for help.
Check for ESPN outage
If there is a problem with the ESPN server then you can face ESPN plus not working issue on your device. To check for ESPN plus outage you can visit downdetector. There you can find if the problem is at ESPN end or not. You can also check outage on ESPN plus official Twitter page. Go to Twitter and look for recent tweets about ESPN plus. If there is a widespread outage then you can find other people reporting about it on Twitter.
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Fix ESPN plus not working on smart tv (roku, firetv, Samsung smart tv, etc)
Power cycle your smart tv
The power cycle of your smart tv can help you in fixing ESPN plus not working issue. This fix works fine for most smart tv and helps you in fixing the ESPN issue.
- Unplug your smart tv and press the power button on your smart tv for 10 seconds.
- Now unplug your router and wait for 10-15 minutes.
- Now first plug in your router and turn it on.
- When the router is booted up completely then plug in your smart tv and turn it on.
- Now launch ESPN plus on your smart tv and check if it is working or not.
This method will fix the ESPN not working problem on your smart tv. If the problem continues then you can try the other fixes below.
Tips: Make sure that you’re using the latest version of the ESPN plus app on your smart tv. If not then update your ESPN app, also make sure that tv’s software is also up to date. If not then update your tv software and ESPN app.
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Reinstall ESPN app on roku and Samsung smart tv
If your ESPN is not working on roku and Samsung tv then reinstalling the app on your smart tv can help you in fixing the problem. So follow the steps below to reinstall ESPN on Samsung and roku TVs
- Go apps on your Samsung tv.
- Now select the gear icon (settings) from the top right side of the screen.
- Now select the ESPN app and select delete.
- After deleting the ESPN app restart your smart tv.
- Now reinstall the ESPN app on your smart tv.
- Go to the home screen on your roku.
- Now select the ESPN app.
- Press the * button on your roku remote.
- Now select remove channel.
- Restart your roku.
- Search and install the latest version of ESPN+ on your roku.
After reinstalling ESPN + on your smart tv the ESPN plus not working problem will be fixed.
Tip: Make sure you’re not using any proxy or VPN for streaming ESPN on your device. If you’re using one then delete or disable the proxy or VPN then try streaming on ESPN again.
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Reset Samsung tv smart hub settings
Resetting the smart hub on your Samsung smart tv can help you in fixing ESPN+ crashing or not working issues. You can follow the steps below for resetting the smart hub on your Samsung tv.
- Go to settings.
- Now select support from the option.
- Go to self-diagnostics.
- Now select reset smart hub.
Now check if you’re able to use ESPN + on your Samsung smart tv or not.
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Clear ESPN + cache on firetv/ firestick
Clearing ESPN plus corrupted cached data and force-stopping ESPN+ app can help you in fixing the issue. You can follow the steps below for clearing ESPN + cache on your fire tv or firestick.
- Go to the home screen then select settings.
- Now select the application.
- Scroll down and select manage installed applications.
- Select ESPN + from the list.
- Now select force stop then selects clear cache and clear data.
- Now launch ESPN + app and check if you’re able to stream your favorite sport on firestick/fire tv or not.
Tip: If you’re a firestick or fire tv owner then press and hold the play/pause button and select the button on your remote until your firetv turns off. When the fire tv restarts launch ESPN + app on your device and check if you’re able to stream or not.
Fix ESPN + not working on your android
Clearing the cache of the ESPN plus app on your android device can help you in fixing the problem. For clearing cache on your android device follow the steps below.
- Go to settings.
- Then go to apps and notification.
- Now select all apps.
- Select ESPN from the list.
- Now tap on clear cache and clear data.
After clearing cache and data launch the ESPN app and log in to your account. Now check if the ESPN plus app is working properly or not.
Reinstall ESPN plus app on your android and ios device
If your ESPN app is not working on your ios and android device. Then reinstalling the app on your device can help you in fixing this issue. So first delete the ESPN plus app from your android or ios device. Now restart your smartphone. Go to the app store or play store and install the latest version of the ESPN app on your device. Log in to your ESPN account and check if you’re able to stream ESPN plus on your android or ios device.
If the issue persist then you can try contacting espn + team for help. They can help you in resolving or understating the situation with espn plus. For contacting espn plus go to https://help.espnplus.com/espnplus_hc.
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