Microsoft’s Xbox Live service was down for a while last night in the US. I was streaming video from my Windows 8 system to it when suddenly everything stopped. If you’re having problems with your Xbox Live service, here’s a good tip to check on what’s happening.
Check Xbox Live Service Status
To check the status of Xbox Live, just go to the Xbox Live Service Status page – it’s a good idea to bookmark this on your computer or mobile device. The page will show if the service is down, as well as the status of your account, Xbox Music or Video, Apps, and more.
Depending on the duration of the outage, you can check it every 30 minutes for a new update.
That’s really all there is to it. If you find yourself using an Xbox Live service and it isn’t responding, a quick way to check on it is using the service status page. This allows you to know if it’s down for everyone or it’s just you and you need to do some additional troubleshooting on your end.