ESPN Error Code 1008 [ESPN App Not Working]

This weekend when I was watching a match of Clemson vs. Florida State game on ESPN then started getting error code 1008, and I was frustrated when I wasn’t able to watch the whole match, so I started finding the methods to solve those issues so without delay lets begin:

ESPN Error Code 1008[Explanation]

What is ESPN error code 1008?

espn error code 1008

ESPN error code 1008 is one of the common errors that can occur when you are trying to watch ESPN Matches online. This occurs when the ESPN server cannot connect to the ESPN servers or due to poor internet connection or overloaded servers.

Some people are getting error messages like “Startup Error Something went wrong, the application could not start up correctly (1008)”.

How to Fix ESPN App Error 1008?

Here are a few ways you can follow to fix ESPN App error code 1008; some of those methods are as follows:

1.Check your Internet Connection:

check if your internet connection

The first step that you need to check if your internet connection is working or not. If you use a wifi connection, you need to reboot your router.

If you are using a mobile data connection, you must have enough balance and data left to watch and enjoy the match without interruption.

2. Change your DNS Settings:

checking dns settings

If you have tried the above method, you need to change your DNS Setting. Then just follow these steps:

Steps 1: Go to settings> wifi

Step 2: Click on the network that you are connected then choose “modify network” and click on the “show advanced options” checkbox.

Step 3:Once you are in IP Settings, choose “static”

Step 4:In the DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields, enter and, respectively

Step 5:Save the changes and then try to watch the match again

3.Clear Cache of ESPN App

Cache of ESPN App

Step 1:First, open the Settings menu. You can do this by clicking on the gear icon, which is located in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step 2:Choose the “Applications” option from the list.

Step 3:To manage the installed applications, click on the “Manage Installed Applications” option.

Step 4:Find ESPN on the list of installed apps.

Step 5:Click on the “Storage” option.

Step 6:To clear your cache and reset your app’s data, go to “Settings,” click on “Clear Cache,” and then on “Clear Data/Factory Reset.”

Step 7:Once you have done this, restart your device and try to watch the match again.

If you are still facing the issue, then you can try other methods like clearing the cache and data of the ESPN app or reinstalling the app once again.

4. Contact ESPN Support

Contact ESPN Support

If you have tried all the methods mentioned above and are still having the same issue, then you should contact ESPN support for help resolving the problem.


As these are the methods that will help you watch your favorite match; if you are facing such ESPN error codes, these errors occur when the server is overloaded, or your internet connection isn’t working.

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