YouTube was down for a couple of hours earlier today. Many users – including our writers – we’re greeted with an error message whenever they tried to access the video streaming service. Besides YouTube, the blackout also seemed to have also affected YouTube Music and YouTube TV.
The blackout seemed to have affected devices across the board; both the PC and mobile version (Android and iOS) of the app displayed the same error message. In the case of mobile devices, we could still search for videos on the service. It’s when we tried to play them that the error messaged popped up.
As mentioned, the blackout seemed only to have last for a couple of hours. The service is already back online, but Google has yet to issue any official statement as to what caused the downtime.