Is there an Xbox Series X|S EA Play app not working fix?

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series X|S consoles are out now, though early adopters are encountering some issues. Notably, Electronic Arts’ EA Play application won’t launch or install on either of the new consoles. So, is there an EA Play app not working on Xbox Series X|S fix? Here are the latest details and workarounds.

EA Play won’t launch on Xbox Series X|S fix?

EA Play app not working on Xbox Series X|S

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers now gain access to the complete EA Play catalog, alongside all of the usual benefits. With that in mind, Electronic Arts’ app is likely more popular now than ever before. Unfortunately, however, Xbox Series X|S owners haven’t been able to take advantage of the new EA Play subscription bonus. Although it’s possible to download the EA Play application on Xbox Series X|S, it simply will not launch on either of the next-gen consoles.

There is no can’t launch EA Play on Xbox Series X|S fix. Xbox manufacturer Microsoft is aware of the issue, however, and currently working with Electronic Arts to “find potential resolutions for the future.” Fortunately, games included in the EA Play catalog can still be accessed for free without using the dedicated app:

How to download EA Play 10-hour trials on Xbox Series X|S

  1. From the Xbox Series X|S home screen, navigate to the Store tab.
  2. Use the search function to locate relevant games — FIFA 21 or Madden 21, for example.
  3. Choose the “Free Trial with EA Play” option to download the EA Play trial on Xbox Series X|S.

How to download full EA Play games on Xbox Series X|S

  1. From the Xbox Series X|S home screen, navigate to the My Games & Apps section.
  2. From there, Full Library > EA Play.
  3. Full games included with EA Play will be listed for download on Xbox Series X|S.

One of the more recent titles available to download in full via the latter EA Play Xbox Series X|S workaround is Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. It’s a great Star Wars game that helped to pave the way for the recent Star Wars: Squadrons, which was also pretty good. Inevitably, Squadrons will be added to the EA Play catalog in the future; by then, an EA Play Xbox Series X|S patch will hopefully have been issued.

For more on the next-gen Xbox, check out Game Revolution’s Xbox Series X review.