YouTube has been restarted and running after a global failure. The unexpected downtime also seems to have affected other related services, including YouTube TV and Google TV (formerly known as Google Play Movies and TV). YouTube acknowledged the problem in a tweet posted around 5.3 am on November 12, saying that the team is working on a solution. A few minutes ago, users began to complain about the problem. The power outage appeared to last until 7.40 am IST, approximately when YouTube tweeted users to inform users that the problem was resolved.
DownDetector.com, a website that monitors Internet outages across the globe and across social media platforms, showed nearly 286,000 users complaining about the problem. This was noticed when the “Down Detector” chart peaked due to complaints against YouTube at around 6 am IST. According to the website, the problem started at 6:53 PM Eastern Time (5:23 AM Standard Time), and users said they had trouble watching videos on the platform.
YouTube informed users through a tweet that its service has been relaunched two hours later, saying that the service has been repaired on all devices and YouTube services. However, the update did not provide any explanation for the cause of the interruption.
…And we are back-we are sorry for the interruption. This issue has been fixed on all devices and YouTube services, thank you for your patience with us ❤️https://t.co/1s0qbxQqc6
-TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 12, 2020
According to The Verge’s report, the YouTube website was able to load normally, but the video was not streamed as expected, and the loading wheel continued to be displayed for a minute before a playback error occurred. The report said that after YouTube notified users on Twitter that its service was fixed, all error messages could be cleared by a simple refresh.
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