YouTube has now recovered from a global outrage in that the videos were prevented and were not loading for about an hour.
In this period many Verge staffers were struggling to watch videos and on 7:23 PM ET YouTube Confirmed and Confirmed that something is wrong;
“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.”
TheVerge reported: “The issue appeared to affect other services that use the YouTube infrastructure too, including YouTube TV and the movies and TV shows you’d purchase through Google TV (formerly known as Google Play Movies & TV). We couldn’t load them.”
And then at 9:13 YouTube recalled: “…And we’re back – we’re so sorry for the interruption. This is fixed across all devices & YouTube services, thanks for being patient with us ❤️”