Youtube went down last night, and it wasn’t fun at all. Thankfully, the outage has been fixed now, but it lasted for a while. Nobody could watch any videos or anything on any of Youtube’s other services. It would just show an error and never start the video. I hope this doesn’t mean other outages soon, but you never know.
Youtube is the largest video site in the world. So, when it goes down, it is a big deal. Well, last night, Youtube went down and it was worldwide, too. Not only was Youtube down, but it was down for over an hour. This is quite a long time, and Youtube doesn’t go down very often. Youtube’s other services were also down during this time, including Youtube TV and movies and TV shows purchased through Google. Thankfully, the outage was fixed, but I hope there isn’t another anytime soon.
At 7:23 PM last night, Youtube’s outage began. This issue was worldwide and caused many users to be unable to watch any videos. You were still able to go into Youtube and look around, but if you clicked on a video, it just showed an error screen similar to the one above. And not only did it affect Youtube, but everyone was also unable to use Youtube TV or watch any TV shows and movies purchased through Google. This issue was very annoying for anyone wanting to watch Youtube or any of Google’s related services. If you tried to watch a video before 8 PM, it sometimes worked after a minute of load time. After 8 PM, though, you were entirely unable to watch anything. At 9:13 PM, the issue was finally fixed. It began to start working at 8:30 PM, but you would still get the occasional error message. Thankfully, after 9:13 PM, Youtube was fully back to normal.
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As of now, Youtube has not stated what caused this outage. We have no idea why Youtube went down yesterday night. All we currently know is that it was fixed. Until Youtube gives us more information on the cause of this outage (if they ever do), we will just have to hope it was a one time thing. I am crossing my fingers that this doesn’t happen again, because I love Youtube. If it is a big issue, you may want to be ready for future outages like this. Chances are it was a one time thing, but you never know.
Youtube went down yesterday night, and it wasn’t fun at all. Thankfully, the outage has been fixed now, but it lasted for a while. Nobody could watch any videos or anything on any of Youtube’s other services. It would just show an error and never start the video. I hope this doesn’t mean other outages soon, but you never know.