Youtube stops working around the world

Gerardo Harmon
October 19, 2018

The company soon acknowledged it had received many "reports of access issues" about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music.

Google's YouTube TV streaming service went down during the crucial England v Croatia match, leaving many without access to the stream.

There is no word on what caused the massive outage and for a Google-operated service like this, such a serious downtime for YouTube is quite rare.

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YouTube did not say what caused the global blackout. In addition, visiting YouTube.com produced a blank screen with only the YouTube logo displayed.

Instead of clicking through to the content they need, users have been seeing YouTube Internal 500 Error messages instead.

"For about two hours, traffic to YouTube was routed according to erroneous Internet Protocols", a YouTube spokesperson had said.

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Aussie Outages lists thousands of reports in the last hour, with comments flooding in from people frustrated by the sudden lack of time-wasting videos for them to watch.

The problem came just hours after Twitter started sending out notifications to many of its users, though that's now been sorted out. Check back for updates. The YouTube mobile application had also gone down.

Twitter community threw jabs to the YouTuber who relied on the service instead of getting "real" jobs. The YouTube team however was quick to put out a tweet acknowledging the outage and promised that they were working on the problem. "If you continue to experience issues, please let us know". However, at the end of the day, it's a digital service, and issues can crop at any time. After fixing the issue the company tweeted, "We're back!"

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