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Error 0xc101a053 occurs when playing a song or video through Xbox Live

You see the following error message when you try to play a song or video in Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Groove or Films & TV:

We can't check the playback rights for this item right now. Please try again later. Make sure to sign in with an account that matches the region setting of your device.

0xc101a053

This may mean that there’s a temporary problem with the Xbox Live service.

Solutions

To solve this problem, try the following solutions:

Solution 1: Check the Xbox Live service status

If you see any alerts here, wait until the service is up and running and try again:

TV, Music and Video: up and running

Solution 2: Check that you’re signed in to the correct account

Make sure that you’re signed in to an account with an Xbox Music Pass or a Groove Music Pass membership, and that the region setting for your device matches your account region.

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