Google’s major video streaming platform, YouTube, is totally down right now. The home page on desktop is struggling to load anything, and while the mobile app seems like it’s faring a little better at showing some videos, they totally error out when you actually try to watch them. Google’s acknowledged the problem, although they haven’t said what’s causing the errors or when they’ll be fixed.
I can’t imagine Google will let this go on for so long, so keep an eye out for any updates. In the meantime, go try to be productive, I guess? I don’t really remember what we did before YouTube, but if anyone remembers, let us know.
Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018