Troubleshoot HBO GO on Xbox 360

If you're having issues with HBO GO on your Xbox 360, try the steps below, retrying the action that wasn't working after each step. 

Step 1: Check the Xbox Live service status

Check the status of Xbox Live and the HBO GO app on the Xbox Live Service status page (scroll down to Apps to see if there's an issue with the HBO GO app).

Step 2: Check your internet connection

To stream HD video, you need a high-speed connection with a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps for HD video.

When streaming video, HBO GO adjusts the video quality based on the strength of your network bandwidth and connection speed. If the network bandwidth is too low or the connection speed fluctuates, you might get a lower resolution video or no video. If your Internet connection drops altogether, the video will stop playing and you'll be prompted to reconnect.

To check your internet speed, go to the Xbox 360 Slow Performance Solution and run the Xbox speed test.

If your network speed is above 5 mbps, your connection is fast enough for HBO GO. To keep troubleshooting, move onto Step 3.

If your network speed is below 5 mbps, try accessing HBO GO on another device, to make sure it’s the network and not just your device that’s having a problem. If the other device works fine, move to Step 3. If it also has trouble connecting to HBO GO, follow these steps to try and increase your network speed.

  1. Try a wired connection - Try connecting your device to your home network using an Ethernet cable (if it isn't already), or contact your Internet provider for help.
  2. Reduce traffic on your Wi-Fi network - Try minimizing the number of devices using your Internet connection when you watch HBO GO. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming HBO GO.
  3. Restart network Wi-Fi devices - As a last resort, try restarting your network devices. Unplug your modem and router, wait one minute, then plug them back in.

Step 3: Restart your Xbox 360

Restart your Xbox 360, then sign back into HBO GO to see if the issue is resolved.

Step 4: Uninstall/reinstall HBO GO

  1. Go to Apps > My Apps.
  2. Highlight HBO GO and then press the X button on your controller.
  3. Select Delete and confirm the deletion.
  4. Select Download Again.
  5. Open and activate HBO GO.

If you're still having issues...

For HBO GO service status and additional troubleshooting help, go to HBO GO app on Xbox 360 help or send us a support request.