Troubleshoot video playback issues on Android TV

HBO GO requires a solid Internet connection while streaming video. HBO GO adjusts the video quality based on the strength of your network connection. If you're experiencing streaming issues, a slow or inconsistent network connection might be the cause. Try the following steps to resolve the issue.

Step 1: Power cycle your devices

Try power cycling your Android TV and your network devices. Here's how:


  1. Disconnect the power from your Android TV device.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and then your router. Let each device power up before connecting the next.
  4. Reconnect the power to your Android TV device.
  5. Sign in to HBO GO and try to play a video.

Step 2: Test your connection speed

Test the speed of your connection from a computer on the same network as your Android TV. You can test your network connection speed at

Step 3: Try a wired connection

Test video playback in HBO GO using a wired connection (connect your Android TV to your home network using an Ethernet cable).