YouTube is currently experiencing a worldwide outage, with thousands of reports saying they cannot access live streams.
While the company has yet to acknowledge the issue, user reports shared on DownDetector show that most of those affected by this ongoing outage have problems with video streaming and accessing the YouTube website.
When attempting to access YouTube streams, users see black screens with a loading animation and error messages asking to “please try again later.”
Those who manage to load live streams say the video is laggy, with chat messages lagging or not showing up at all.
Internet monitoring organization NetBlocks also confirmed that YouTube is experiencing a global outage that impacts live streams.
NetBlocks added that this incident is unrelated to “country-level internet disruptions or filtering.”
Note: YouTube is experiencing international outages with live streams impacted; incident not related to country-level internet disruptions or filtering #YouTubeDown pic.twitter.com/Jay24MxBlL
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) September 23, 2022
It is unknown at the moment if this is planned maintenance activity, a problem with YouTube’s servers, or if the outage is related to malicious activity.
This is a developing story …