Alphabet Inc’s YouTube was unavailable for thousands of customers on Tuesday, according to the outage tracking website DownDetector.
The website keeps track of outages by aggregating status data from a variety of sources, including user-submitted faults on its platform, which revealed that there were over 10,000 incidences of individuals reporting troubles with YouTube in the last month.
According to users, YouTube TV, which is a live television network, was also encountering issues.
“All repaired – you should now be able to log in, switch accounts, and access the account menu & navigation bar across all services (YouTube, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, YouTube Studio) and devices,” YouTube stated in a Twitter message.
Among the links in YouTube’s tweet is one to a page that contains a summary of the most critical issues that are currently affecting viewers, although it is not a full list.
According to the company’s Twitter account, users may be unable to explore YouTube Studio or stream from the company’s live TV service, YouTube TV, as a result of the issues. In certain cases, users who attempted to watch YouTube TV via Chromecast or Google TV reported being locked out of their accounts and being unable to re-enter them.
Getting reports from around the 🌎 that some of you are having trouble with certain features across YouTube services (e.g. logging in, switching accounts & using the navigation bar) – we’re aware & working on a fix.
Sharing updates as we have them here → https://t.co/wOtEBLiWAC
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) April 12, 2022
Users aren’t experiencing the same problems as before, and YouTube isn’t fully down. Although it is unlikely that this is the root cause of any current issues with YouTube or its apps, it is a possibility.