Is YouTube Down? Experiencing Technical Problems Playing Videos
YouTube video ran into issues for more than an hour. During the outage period, users who tried to play videos on YouTube video encountered a spinning wheel, with videos failing to initiate playback (before sometimes starting after several minutes). YouTube was sporadically displaying error messages, including one that said “An error occurred. Please try again later.” For some users, YouTube’s homepage was not loading. Google’s YouTube TV subscription-television service also was down, according to user reports on social media.. However, the issue has since resolved and YouTube is officially back up.
When the website went down, TeamYouTube, their Twitter account, acknowledged the issue, noting that it was working on a fix and posted the following message:
"If you’re having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you’re not alone – our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We’ll follow up here with any updates."
But, after being unavailable for more than an hour, YouTube is streaming videos once again.
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