On my Xbox, why do I get the error 'The Channel 5 server is not available at this time. Please try again later'?

This error appears when your Xbox cannot connect to the Xbox LIVE service.

Please try the following:

If the service and apps are up and running, please wait a few minutes and try again.

If you still get the error, please read the following article on the Xbox website: I am experiencing slow performance when playing games on Xbox Live.