Why is ESPN+ Not working on Amazon Fire Stick?

ESPN Not working on Amazon Fire stick

ESPN + gives sports fans 24 hours’ access to the very best in sports entertainment. With amazon Fire stick you have access to live sporting events, documentaries, and broadcast without using a cable box. You can watch live football, netball, hockey, golf, tennis and other games effortlessly using Fire stick at the comfort of your home. However, it can be annoying when live games lag behind or it crashes and freezes. But you have come to the right place because we are here to guide you on how to fix any issue you may experience.

Errors you are Likely to Experience when Using ESPN+ on Fire Stick

  • ESPN channel freezes after a short while on Fire stick
  • Fire stick ESPN authorization error
  • Error message stating ESPN is not working
  • Fire stick not downloading the ESPN application
  • App Crashes and fails to load on Fire stick

How to Fix ESPN+ not working on Amazon Fire Stick

How to deal with ESPN freezing and buffering

One of the most common ESPN issue is freezing, buffering orskipping. Below tips on how to fix the issue

  • Restart the ESPN application, amazon Fire device and the router
  • Give your devices time to load

Fixing the authorization Issue

  • If you are experiencing login issues restart the application, make sure that you have the latest version and then login in.
  • Clear the cache for both the application and Fire Stick
  • Ensure that you are using the correct username and password.

How to Fix ESPN App Crashes

If your ESPN app is constantly crashing, you need to try the following;

  • Force the application to close and then check to see whether that works
  • Install any pending updates

Also make sure that Fire TV stick is updated because that cause the application to crash. You can also clear app crashes by clearing data and cache. Uninstall and reinstall the app after clearing the data. Also restart your Fire Stick after resetting the application

How to Fix Connection Problems

Just like any other streaming device you will need a stable internet connection. Make sure that your network devices are working. You can visit other websites to see how they load.

Restart the router or modem and see if that works

Troubleshooting amazon Fire Stick Not Loading the ESPN App

  • If the ESPN download keeps failing or its corrupted the main reason for that is an out of date Fire TV stick operating system. Update the system and then download ESPN. Follow below steps to download
  • Go to Settings on the device and click the about tab. On the tab you will see operating system.
  • Check for updates. Give it time to finish the update and then restart it


We have covered most of the issues you are likely to face with ESPN on amazon FireTV stick. However, if you don’t find the answer you are looking for let us in the comments section below.

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