Can't download apps from the Windows Store or on Xbox? You're not alone

If you're hitting a snag trying to download apps from the Windows Store or making purchases on your Xbox One today, it appears you're not alone. A number of reports of issues have popped up on on Reddit and in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub throughout the day, and Microsoft has confirmed at least part of the issue on the Xbox Live status page.

Can't download apps from the Windows Store and on Xbox? You're not alone

Microsoft lists an issue with "buying downloadable items" on Xbox One, Xbox on other devices, and Xbox on Windows 10.

Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems purchasing content. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.

While Xbox is the only platform mentioned on the status page, it's clear the Windows Store downloads are currently experiencing problems for at least some. We've seen downloads timing out on PCs based in the UK, but couldn't replicate the problem on a couple of machines based in the U.S. and Canada. If you are having trouble with the Windows 10 Store in particular, however, give our guide to fixing pending or stuck apps a shot.

How to fix pending or stuck apps in the Windows 10 Store

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl