YouTube confirmed today that the platform is undergoing a variety of issues that are leading to a worldwide outage. The company acknowledged the service’s problems after numerous users reported error messages when trying to watch videos or noted when the outage was disrupting certain features — like the sidebar navigation or the Setting menus, for example — among other things.
YouTube Was Also Experiencing Internet Connection Issues
Some users also discovered they couldn’t sign in to their YouTube account or switch between profiles. Others stated that they were unable to cast YouTube to their TV or use the app on their gaming console. When trying to play videos, some would see an error that said “No Internet Connection” even though they weren’t otherwise having connectivity issues and disrupting certain features. In a tweet, YouTube said it’s aware of the problems and is working on a fix.
The company also noted the issues disrupting certain features were not confined to a geographic region but were global in nature and taking place “across devices.” The web page YouTube linked to from its tweet includes a list of the most critical problems that are affecting users, but it’s not a complete list. On Twitter, the company also acknowledged the problems could be causing problems with users being unable to navigate YouTube Studio or stream from its live TV service, YouTube TV.
Users Reported Issues Disrupting Certain Features
Users trying to stream YouTube TV via Chromecast and Google TV said they were being logged out and were unable to log back in, for example. YouTube’s Twitter account also replied to users who reported their subscriptions and videos had disappeared along with issues disrupting certain features. However, now the video streaming platform has resolved the said issue.
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