You can consider ESPN as one of the most popular American sports channels. But in recent times, there have been a lot of complaints about the ESPN app not working issue on Roku. During that time, you can find a black screen, not opening issues, content loading slowly, and more other issues on the ESPN app. But these issues are not critical and can be resolved immediately.

Why is ESPN Not Working on Roku

The ESPN app not working on the Roku issue may be due to the internet connectivity issue, or else you may be using the outdated version of the ESPN app. Some of the troubleshooting methods you can use to fix the issue are listed below:

  • Check for internet connection
  • Reset your Router
  • Restart Roku
  • Log Out and Log In to ESPN
  • Power cycle Roku
  • Uninstall and reinstall the ESPN app
  • Contact Customer Support

Check your Internet Connection

Whenever the content on the ESPN app is not loading, it may be due to the internet connectivity issue. At this time, make sure that you have connected Roku to wifi. Also, ensure that your internet connection is up to the mark. Otherwise, the content will not load properly on the ESPN app.

Reset your Router

If you find any problems with your internet speed, you can reboot or reset your Router. You have two ways to do the same. They are:

1. Unplug the power cord of your Router and keep it still for 10-15 minutes. Then, reconnect the power code to the router.

2. In some routers, you can find the Reset button or pinhole on the backside. Press the Reset button or take a paperclip and press gently on the pinhole to reset your router.

Reset Router - Fix ESPN not working issue

Restart Roku

Sometimes you can clear the errors on the ESPN app by restarting Roku.

1. Press the Home button on the Roku remote.

Press the home button.

2. Then, move to the Settings option from the menu.

From the home page select the settings option

3. Click on the System option and choose System restart.

Click on the system option.

4. Next, hit the Restart option and restart your Roku.

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Once you select the Restart option, your Roku will turn off automatically, and then it will turn on by itself. After that, check if the issues on the ESPN app is fixed or not.

Log Out and Log In to the ESPN App

There might be some problems with your Roku account and that’s why you can’t stream on the ESPN app. So, to fix the issue, log out of the ESPN account and then log in to your account. After that, check if the issues on the ESPN app still occur. If the issue is not yet solved, you can try the next troubleshooting method.

Power Cycle Roku

Power cycle your device will help you to fix all the issues and recovers ESPN from not working. All you have to do is unplug the cable that is connected to your Roku and wait for 5 minutes. After that, plug back the cable connecting Roku and turn it on. Next, launch the ESPN app and check if the streaming issues are still there. If you can’t still find the fix, move on to the following troubleshooting methods.

Power Cycle Roku - Fix ESPN not working

Uninstall and Reinstall the ESPN App

If you can’t still fix the issues on the ESPN app, it may be due to the error that occurred while adding the ESPN app. So, uninstall the app and then reinstall the ESPN app on Roku from the channel store. After that, check if the issues on the ESPN app are solved or not.

Contact Customer Support

After trying all these sets of methods, if the ESPN app faces the same problem, you can contact customer support which will be helpful for fixing the error. You can either contact Roku customer support or ESPN Customer support to fix the issues on the ESPN app.