If your Pogo games are crashing, freezing, having trouble loading, or not connecting, try these steps to troubleshoot issues.

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To play Pogo, you need to have at least 8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM on your computer.

Here are the minimum requirements to play HTML5 games:

Windows 10

  • 8 GB of system RAM
  • Compatible browsers: Chrome, Edge, or Mozilla Firefox

Mac OS Sierra (10.13.6) or newer

  • 8GB of system RAM
  • Compatible browsers: Safari or Mozilla Firefox

Check your system specs

Windows 10

  1. Click on the Start icon (or tap the Windows key on the keyboard).
  2. Type “RAM”.
  3. Select View RAM Info.
  4. In the Device specifications section, check the Installed RAM.

Mac OS X

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Select About This Mac.
  3. Check the number after Memory.

Unsupported browsers for HTML5

  • AOL
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Opera
  • Old versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
  • Pale Moon
  • Safari for Windows (last supported version was 5.1.7)
  • SeaMonkey

Here’s what you can do if a game is freezing or not loading properly.

  1. Close your browser.
  2. Make sure all other programs are closed. HTML5 can take a large amount of memory to run, so closing everything else can help it run smoothly.
  3. Open your browser again and go to Only have Pogo open, and close out of any other browser tabs or windows.
  4. Try clearing your browser’s cache. You can find steps to do that by searching for your browser name + “clear cache” in a search engine like Google.
  5. Disable any pop-up blockers that you use. These apps can sometimes get in the way of Pogo from running properly in your browser.
  6. Using Internet Explorer? Try resetting your Internet Explorer browser settings. This can disable any unnecessary plugins, including pop-up blockers, that could be causing issues.
  7. If clearing your cache doesn’t work, try using another browser.
    • We don’t recommend using Internet Explorer 11 or Safari.

If there is a Weekly Challenge for the game that you're having trouble playing, it’s the most likely cause of the issue.

If server traffic for a game is too high, it can disrupt some players’ games. If this happens, wait a few hours and try again, or try a game room that has fewer players.

If you still can't load and play your Pogo games, try these steps:

  • If the game has loaded but you can’t see the whole game screen, check with your internet browser to see if something’s wrong with your resolution settings.
  • If you’re using Windows 8, you may not be able to play some Pogo games from the Start screen. Switch to the Desktop screen.

If you’re having other problems:

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