YouTube users around the world reported on Thursday morning that the video-sharing platform was down for around an hour or two. Also Read - KRK Calls Kangana Ranaut 'Bahrvi Fail', Mocks Her For Passport Controversy | Viral Video
A lot of users said they were having trouble in watching YouTube videos as all of them were blocked with an error message. Also Read - Khan Sir Or Amit Singh? Online GS Teacher From Bihar Breaks Silence on His Identity Amid Controversy
YouTube TV, in the United States, was also reported to be down. Also Read - After Facebook, Now Google and YouTube Say Will Comply With India’s Digital Rules
YouTube confirmed on Twitter around 5.53 am that the site was experiencing outage, saying it was trying to fix the issue.
“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,” Team YouTube said in a tweet.
As #YouTubeDOWN trended on Twitter, netizens blamed the year 2020, which is not over for a few more weeks, for the outage.
After around 7.15 am IST, YouTube videos could be played normally and users tweeted that it was working fine.
Google Play Store was also affected by the outage. Android apps could be downloaded but the installation process could not be completed.
Google TV was also offline for a while. Users could not watch rented or purchased content.